New flat meta-lenses developed by Harvard University researchers are more efficient to manufacture than lenses currently used in a variety of imaging products.
The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg allocated 200 million euros for asteroid mining operations that could eventually provide a stream of resources from space.
Two new studies investigated color changes in moths and butterflies, and discovered a single gene behind their rapid and extreme color variations.
A research team recently confirmed that one of the daggers buried with the remains of the ancient Egyptian king Tutankhamun was made from 'iron of the sky,' a weapon fashioned from a meteorite.
President Obama and NOAA this week issued guidance on preparing for this year's storm season, which could bring more storms than recent years.
The unusual strategy to address online harassment could have potential to train abusive commenters to change their behavior, some observers say.
The state's Republican governor has said he would sign a bill that would allow transgender people access to public places in accordance with their gender identity, provided it includes one key provision.
New Trump University documents unsealed this week by court order as part of a class action lawsuit show how the education business coerced its customers to buy into its real estate programming.
A dramatic decline in Europe's salamander population has motivated the US to halt the import and trade of hundreds of salamander species this year and study the health of amphibian communities around the country for signs of disease.
A new AP-NORC poll found widespread dissatisfaction with US political systems, little confidence in government as a whole, and discouragement with the ongoing presidential race.
The Scripps National Spelling Bee, now in its 89th year, has revamped for 2016 with harder words in the last round. Organizers hope to avoid a tie for first place.
Scientists may have discovered the black hole-caused reason that quiescent, or inactive, galaxies remain dormant and don't produce new, young stars.
The Project RECOVER find is one of many American aircraft downed over the island nation of Palau during World War II, while dozens still remain to be found.
A team backed by US Expeditions and Explorations scaled the world's tallest mountain to raise awareness and funding for veterans' services after returning from active duty.
National Missing Children's Day highlights the reality of disappearances and abductions, but guardians and law enforcement today have more tools than ever.
A new study suggests that university students' drugged drink complaints are real, and represent a frequent problem faced on campuses.
A verbal scuffle with the state's Republican Latina governor, and violence between protesters and police, continued a trend of conflict dogging the presumptive GOP nominee's campaign.
A new MIT study sheds light on how defects in the crystalline materials used in solar cell films can be fixed by pushing away problematic ions using only bright light.
A civic bailout package agreed upon Monday would set the coastal resort town up for a five-year plan to alleviate decline from casino closures and competition.
A new deep-learning project at Google aims to build AI systems that can study, remember, and eventually create music and other media.