One of Ireland's most senior Catholic clerics calls for the Church to take a "reality check" following the country's overwhelming vote in favour of same-sex marriage.
Activists including U.S. feminist Gloria Steinem and two Nobel Laureates cross the heavily fortified Korean border to call for peace -- and an active role for women in the process.
When you do a simple Web search on a topic, the results that pop up aren't the whole story. The Internet contains a vast trove of information -- sometimes called the "Deep Web" -- that isn't indexed by search engines: information that would be useful for tracking criminals, terrorist activities, ...
After 40 million years, the Sun may be setting for one of the world's largest land animals. Three of the five surviving rhino species are critically endangered, poaching rates are off the charts, and the northern white rhino is down to a single representative.
Thousands of species of the ocean's tiniest organisms are revealed in a series of studies.
Purring spiders use leaves as microphones and speakers to transmit their purring courtship song to a female, scientists find.
A patent reveals that Google has looked into making internet-connected toys that would link up to its servers to control smart devices in the home.
Swedish singer Mans Zelmerlow triumphs at this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, beating Russia's Polina Gagarina.
Increasing public knowledge and understanding about energy issues is vital if improved energy-saving behaviors are to be encouraged among individuals and organizations, a study suggests.
The two-decade-long process to form an active meteorological partnership between the United States and Cuba has been described in a new article. While the U.S. and Cuba have shared meteorological information and data relating to hurricanes and other tropical storms starting as early as the mid-18...
A novel mouse has been developed that exhibits the symptoms and neurodegeneration associated with the most common genetic forms of frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease), both of which are caused by a mutation in the a gene called C9ORF72.
Researchers have developed vaccines for H5N1 and H7N9, two new strains of avian influenza that can be transmitted from poultry to humans. The strains have led to the culling of millions of commercial chickens and turkeys as well as the death of hundreds of people.
People with heart failure must be screened for signs of depression and offered counselling, scientists say.
The government hopes a new "no-fault" airline-style error reporting system for chemists will help identify and reduce dispensing mistakes.
Pressures to free up mental health beds may be leaving vulnerable people at risk, says a watchdog.