19 August 2014, 04:30 PM ET
Imagine an armored truck that can drive itself, is invisible to enemies and can travel at extreme speeds. That's the type of truck the Pentagon is hoping to develop through its new ground X-vehicle program.
19 August 2014, 04:18 PM ET
The Runtastic Orbit is a fitness tracker that monitors both daily activity and sleep habits, but does it stand out from other fitness trackers?
19 August 2014, 03:50 PM ET
Black holes are some of the strangest objects in the universe, and they typically fall into one of two size extremes: "small" ones that are dozens of times more massive than the sun and other "supermassive" black holes that are billions of times larger th
19 August 2014, 03:45 PM ET
About a third of people who buy a smart wearable, such as a fitness tracker or smartwatch, abandon the device after six to 12 months, according to a recent poll.
19 August 2014, 03:03 PM ET
A carpet python climbs a tree (not slow motion). The graph above shows the force being exerted as the snake grips the tree on the way up.
19 August 2014, 01:01 PM ET
A fungus that turns worker ants into zombie henchmen has a surprisingly clever strategy to recruit new hosts.
19 August 2014, 01:00 PM ET
NASA's decommissioned Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) satellite is still bearing fruit with the discovered of the object in the Messier 82 galaxy. The black hole (M82 X-1) weighs in at about 400 solar masses. Full Story: http://goo.gl/z2MBrk
19 August 2014, 12:02 PM ET
Pint-size pikas survived Oregon's Dollar Lake fire, providing new insight into their resiliency to environmental change.
19 August 2014, 11:28 AM ET
Chemists can now use a test to identify counterfeit coffee made with filler ingredients like soybean, corn and twigs.
19 August 2014, 11:00 AM ET
Concrete roads may help cars go fast, but they slow down snakes, new research finds. A speed test for the northern pine snake shows that it takes the snakes 2 minutes to cross a two-lane concrete road, versus 45 seconds on a sandy area of the same length.
19 August 2014, 10:11 AM ET
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19 August 2014, 09:33 AM ET
Giant 'dragon' pterosaurs from the group Azhdarchidae had a large distribution and likely played a key role in the Cretaceous period ecosystem.
19 August 2014, 07:52 AM ET
Though men who pledge to remain chaste until marriage get strong social support from Christian networks prior to marriage, they are left in the dark once they tie the knot.
19 August 2014, 07:43 AM ET
How well can your four-year-old draw? The ability of four-year-old children to draw to draw a child may be linked to their intelligence at age 14, a new study suggests.
19 August 2014, 01:02 AM ET
Both research and popular media tell us that emotions and eating are intrinsically related. How many times have we seen a character in a TV show reaching for the ice-cream tub when feeling particularly down or after a breakup?
19 August 2014, 12:38 AM ET
As glaciers fade and trees struggle with disease infestations, Montana is struggling to come to terms with climate change.
18 August 2014, 07:02 PM ET
Some of the oldest living organisms on Earth are also some of the most beautiful.
18 August 2014, 05:11 PM ET
Americans living in politically liberal states and those in conservative states have an equally low understanding of abortion's health effects and the laws regarding the procedure, a new national survey finds.
18 August 2014, 04:48 PM ET
Botox can be used for spasmodic muscle contraction, overactive bladder and smoothing wrinkles, and has a fairly low rate of side effects.
18 August 2014, 04:27 PM ET
There's a lot of research that indicates aspirin is good for many ailments, but it can have side effects.
18 August 2014, 04:27 PM ET
The rates of hospitalizations and deaths from heart disease and stroke in the U.S. have declined dramatically in the past two decades, a new study has found.
18 August 2014, 04:01 PM ET
In search of deep time, Rachel Sussman has photographed some of the oldest living things on the planet.
18 August 2014, 03:58 PM ET
The iconic, walnut shape of our brains may depend on two simple physical parameters, researchers say.
18 August 2014, 03:52 PM ET
The U.S. Navy recently conducted its first successful tests of drones and jets operating together aboard an aircraft carrier. The test flights took place Sunday (Aug. 17) aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt.
18 August 2014, 03:40 PM ET
Pygmy traits independently evolved many times among different peoples around the world, because shorter heights may have helped them live in rainforests, researchers say.
18 August 2014, 03:36 PM ET
The insatiable demand for ivory is causing a dramatic decline in the number of African elephants. Poachers are hunting the animal faster than it can reproduce, a new study finds.
18 August 2014, 03:03 PM ET
Octopuses and squid possess the amazing ability to blend in with their surroundings, but now, researchers have created a man-made system that mimics this form of camouflage.
18 August 2014, 03:00 PM ET
The standard polio vaccine may not always work, according to a new study showing vaccinations didn't prevent polio in people in the Republic of the Congo during an outbreak there in 2010.
18 August 2014, 02:36 PM ET
Using a temperature-sensitive dye and array of photosensors on a thin flexible electronic surface, researchers developed a type of camouflage that mimics that of cephalopods.
18 August 2014, 02:21 PM ET
A bizarre ancient worm finally finds its place in the tree of life. Hallucigenia sparsa is such a strange specimen that its head was originally thought to be its tail, but researchers now know that it was the ancestor of modern velvet worms.
18 August 2014, 02:09 PM ET
Intense rumbling under Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano has prompted the country's Met Office to raise the volcano's eruption risk level to orange today.
18 August 2014, 02:02 PM ET
The chance that a person with Ebola will spread the disease on an airplane is small, according to a new statement from the World Health Organization.