Searching for a biological explanation of music, the British science writer Philip Ball takes stock of Darwin's idea that it could aid in the reproductive process and Steven Pinker's view that it is merely icing on the cake.
Awaiting a speech from Sarah Palin, political vagueries and revisionist histories took center stage this week as the first-ever Tea Party convention opened in Nashville, Tennessee.
The unemployment level unexpectedly dropped to below ten percent when new employment figures were released yesterday signalling a slow but steady recovery in the labor market.
NASA's space shuttle will be retired after the International Space Station is completed next year leaving manned space missions mostly in Russia's hands.
After fallouts over Copenhagen, Google, Taiwan and the Dalai Lama, China may stand against the U.S. to oppose economic sanctions against Iran at the U.N.
The financial heart of Pakistan is morning the death of 25 civilians killed yesterday when two public buses exploded in an attack targeting Shia Muslims.
The European Union is worried that mounting Greek debt will be perceived as insecure, detracting investors and threatening the value of the Euro as a whole.
The Washington Post's Eugene Robinson describes car manufacturer Toyota's recent fall from grace and why its craftmanship has suffered in the face of expansion.
The Christmas Day bomber has reportedly given up intelligence about a radical Muslim cleric hiding in Yemen who is believed to have been involved in orchestrating the attack.
A new study of creatures that dwell on the seabed, known as macrobenthos, of the Straits of Magellan and Drake is helping scientists understand the biodiversity and ecology of the region.
Google's controversial plan to create a digital library has been dealt another blow by the Justice Department, which has criticized the plans for having "significant legal problems" despite recent rewrites.
Ten American missionaries arrested in Haiti for trying to remove 33 children from the country in the aftermath of last month's earthquake were charged yesterday with child kidnapping.
NASA scientists have taken extraordinary photographs of former planet Pluto thanks to the technology of the Hubble Space Telescope, which has captured the spectacular gold-colored sphere.
DNA tests on Origin of the Species author Charles Darwin's great grandson have revealed that the founder of evolution evolved from the first group of Homo sapiens to leave Africa.
Scientists at MIT have demonstrated the first laser that operates using the germanium element in a move that could bring us closer to optical computing.