30 April 2015, 02:55 PM ET
Doctors and veterinarians in the southwestern United States should keep an eye out for cases of plague, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
30 April 2015, 01:55 PM ET
A lab worker in Boston became infected with a virus similar to smallpox after he accidentally stuck himself with a needle that was contaminated with the virus, according to a new report of the case.
30 April 2015, 01:45 PM ET
Bat wings have built-in systems to rapidly detect airflow changes, enabling these flying mammals to perform aerial acrobatics.
30 April 2015, 08:08 AM ET
Researchers detected a vertical lift of about 3 feet of a broad swath of ground near Kathmandu linked to the Nepal earthquake. Here are the radar images showing the quake's effects.
30 April 2015, 07:34 AM ET
Some scorpions are able to spray their venom, an ability they use defensively to try to temporarily disable predators, allowing the stinging arachnids to escape the jaws of death, a new study suggests.
30 April 2015, 04:04 AM ET
Some women get more benefit than others from doing the same type of exercise, and genes now researchers say they know one reason why.
30 April 2015, 01:27 AM ET
Mitochondria are specialized cellular structures that power various functions.
30 April 2015, 01:21 AM ET
Visible light is the portion of the electromagnetic spectrum that we can see. We perceive the energy as colors.
29 April 2015, 10:13 PM ET
The first good satellite view of Nepal's deadly earthquake could explain why damage in the city was so severe.
29 April 2015, 06:59 PM ET
Researchers produced venom-spraying behavior in Parabuthus transvaalicus scorpions by simultaneously grabbing its tail and blowing a puff of air on the arachnid with a compressed air duster.
29 April 2015, 04:53 PM ET
Chipotle's decision to prepare only food that does not contain genetically modified ingredients is adding fuel to an ongoing debate about the health and safety of these foods.
29 April 2015, 04:51 PM ET
For the first time in more than 30 years, lava is flowing on the floor of Halema'uma'u crater in Hawaii.
29 April 2015, 04:36 PM ET
A person's urine could reveal whether they are at risk for obesity and related harmful conditions, a new study suggests.
29 April 2015, 03:26 PM ET
The Supreme Court is set to decide whether gay marriage becomes legal throughout the United States. Here's what you need to know.
29 April 2015, 03:21 PM ET
An emerging body of research shows that greenhouse gases are billowing out of the state’s woodlands.
29 April 2015, 02:26 PM ET
Infections with difficult-to-treat and sometimes deadly gut bacteria called "C. diff" are highest in the spring, according to a new study.
29 April 2015, 02:23 PM ET
Go in depth on StarTalk, Neil deGrasse Tyson's TV talk show about science, with Space.com television producer and science journalist Dave Brody.
29 April 2015, 02:00 PM ET
Rare, 7-million-year-old fossils of two extinct pygmy sperm whales are helping researchers learn about the evolution of the ocean's largest toothed whale, a new study finds.
29 April 2015, 01:51 PM ET
A new "4D" medical device has saved the lives of three baby boys with life-threatening breathing problems, researchers say.
29 April 2015, 01:16 PM ET
At about 10:20 am Hawaii time on April 28, a rockfall sloughing off the wall of Halema'uma'u Crater hit the molten lava beneath, triggering an explosion of magma fragments.
29 April 2015, 01:02 PM ET
A little feathered dinosaur with batlike wings likely flapped and glided, not so gracefully, through the Jurassic forests of what is now northeastern China, say paleontologists who analyzed the animal's bones.
29 April 2015, 01:00 PM ET
The first of its kind, this wacky dinosaur sports bat-like wings with membranous tissue to help it glide through the Jurassic forests of what is now China some 160 million years ago.
29 April 2015, 12:12 PM ET
The Coast Guard usually tries to find ships before they sink. But during a recent patrol over Lake Michigan, an aircrew spotted several historic wrecks in the clear waters.
29 April 2015, 11:56 AM ET
After an icy winter, springtime brought crystal clear waters to Lake Michigan. An aircrew with the Coast Guard spotted several shipwrecks during a routine patrol this month.
29 April 2015, 10:51 AM ET
A young star in Orion's dusty nebula roughly 1,400 light-years away has erupted after munching down gas and dust.
29 April 2015, 09:00 AM ET
The rate of deaths from cancer appears to be on the decline worldwide, a new study suggests.
29 April 2015, 07:00 AM ET
A British warplane that was shot down in 1940 during World War II and was later meticulously restored to flying condition is slated to hit the auction block this summer.
29 April 2015, 06:58 AM ET
The city's grid system has never been seen in the Maya world before and was likely designed by a very powerful ruler thousands of years ago, the researchers said.
28 April 2015, 11:11 PM ET
Guinea pigs are a domesticated species of rodent that are popular as pets — and food. These animals no longer exist in the wild.
28 April 2015, 10:23 PM ET
Batteries power everything from your smartphone to your car, but do you know how they work?
28 April 2015, 07:33 PM ET
Archaeopteryx was an evolutionary link between dinosaurs and birds.
28 April 2015, 06:45 PM ET
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments today (April 28) about the constitutionality of same-sex marriage. Now that the two-and-a-half-hour session has ended, the nine justices are formulating their thoughts and are expected to release a decision in June.