Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom after voters rejected independence in a nationwide referendum by 55% to 45%, the BBC predicts.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford soon will begin chemotherapy to treat an aggressive cancer, a doctor at Mount Sinai Hospital in the city said Wednesday.
Computer scientists have created a low-cost, autonomous micro-robot which in large numbers can replicate the behavior of swarming honeybees.
Each time your heart beats, your entire body moves -- even if you're unconscious and pinned under a pile of rubble.
Recognising the land rights of local people could provide cost-effective protection for many of the world's tropical forests, a report says.
The human eye has inspired physicists to create a processor that can analyse particle collisions 400 times faster than currently possible.
Multi-billionaire Oracle boss Larry Ellison steps aside to focus on product engineering, as Mark Hurd and Safra Catz are named as co-chief executives.
Three residents of a road in Birmingham dubbed Benefits Street after a television programme deny a series of drugs charges.
Children of college-educated parents eat more vegetables and drink less sugar, according to a new study. But it's still not enough, the study goes on to say, as all kids are falling short when it comes to eating healthier at school. The research suggests a parent's educational attainment, an indi...
As a result of outbreaks of violence in the nation's schools, concerns have grown about school safety and the overall well-being of students. Now, criminology researchers discovered that academic achievement and knowledge of security measures increased the likelihood that high school students wou...
Asian Americans have been shown to lower insulin resistance on a traditional diet, researchers report. One part of this puzzle may lie in the transition from traditional high-fiber, low-fat Asian diets to current westernized diets, which may pose extra risks for those of Asian heritage, says the ...
The number of teens who abuse tobacco, alcohol, drugs and other substances hasn’t changed much in the past couple of decades – but for those who are prone to addiction for one reason or another, the menu of substances to choose from is larger than ever.
Supposedly-elite NHS foundation trusts in England are running up an overall deficit for the first time, the regulator is expected to say later.
Referrals to breast cancer clinics more than doubled in the UK after Angelina Jolie revealed last year she had had a double mastectomy, say scientists.
Comparing commercial Hadoop big data-styled analysis systems might get a little easier, thanks to a new benchmark from the Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC).