The level of control over matter that scientists are now developing to create ultra-cold objects could also be used to create entirely new states of matter and super-powerful quantum computers, researchers added.
The spiciest peppers tend to struggle in areas where water is scarce, a research team studying Bolivian chili peppers have discovered.
Frankincense production could fall by half in 15 years. New study of the fragrant resin finds that frankincense-producing trees are in jeopardy.
The frogs are so small they seem to have hit the lower limit of body size for frogs and toads, so it's unlikely that researchers will find anything much smaller.
Today's announcement was highly anticipated by both the physics community and the public, with speculation running rampant in the days leading up to it that the elusive particle may have finally been found.
Scientists at CERN say that they are closing in on the Higgs boson, the elusive subatomic particle that, if discovered, could help explain why particles have mass. Here's what some of the world's leading physicists have to say about the announcement.
A study of the African lungfish suggests that our evolutionary ancestors first started walking before they migrated onto land.
Scientists are closer to capturing the elusive Higgs boson 'God particle,' the missing piece of the governing theory of the universe's tiniest building blocks.
A study published in the journal science showed that rats, despite their reputation for being disloyal, are actually quite empathetic, helping to free their trapped cagemates even if there is no obvious reward for having done so.