28 August 2014, 10:32 PM ET
Lobotomy is a neurosurgical operation that involves severing connections in the brain's prefrontal lobe.
28 August 2014, 10:23 PM ET
Gingivitis and periodontitis, two types of gum disease, are fairly common, but can be stopped or their symptoms lessened with effective care.
28 August 2014, 10:12 PM ET
People who experience social anxiety disorder are highly apprehensive in social settings, more so than the occasional case of nerves some may experience in everyday encounters.
28 August 2014, 07:11 PM ET
The U.S. wind power industry is booming, but a new report suggests it could be about to collapse.
28 August 2014, 05:53 PM ET
People may be consuming higher amounts of potentially harmful trans fat than they think, as a result of misleading food labels, according to a new study.
28 August 2014, 05:51 PM ET
UF Health Cancer Center's treatment for lymphedema has been described as "life-changing". Patients are flying down to the Orlando Hospital from all over the country for the procedure.
28 August 2014, 05:04 PM ET
A tenfold increase in protected coral species was announced Wednesday, with 20 new corals added to the threatened species list.
28 August 2014, 03:00 PM ET
An extensive look at the genome of the Ebola virus reveals its behavior, when it arrived in West Africa and how it spread in the region to cause the largest-ever recorded Ebola outbreak.
28 August 2014, 02:01 PM ET
A new study of human DNA -- and the largest genetics study yet of ancient peoples -- reveals that the Paleo-Eskimos are genetically distinct from both the Neo-Eskimos and modern Native Americans.
28 August 2014, 02:01 PM ET
Life the frigid Arctic is challenging, but humans have populated the region for thousands of years. Now, a new study suggests the first groups of people to live in the Arctic region of the Americas do not have any descendents living today.
28 August 2014, 01:58 PM ET
A new study may upend some assumptions about bear smarts.
28 August 2014, 01:09 PM ET
If you've ever wanted to travel to the planet Arrakis, or you've made it a point to become fluent in Klingon, this may be a job for you.
28 August 2014, 10:36 AM ET
Ardent believers in the existence of a mythical creature known as the Yeti may be excited to learn that rare photographic "evidence" of this mysterious beast is now up for auction.
28 August 2014, 10:22 AM ET
Don't believe in the Abominable Snowman? These photos might make you change your mind.
28 August 2014, 09:21 AM ET
The Holometer project, which is based at the U.S. Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) in Illinois, is now operating at full power, probing the very nature of space-time itself.
28 August 2014, 01:51 AM ET
When a mining-waste dam rated for 100 years fails in 17, the impact is far more than local.
28 August 2014, 12:59 AM ET
After 60 years, will technology and a lawsuit finally bring clear waters to Georgia's Altamaha river?
28 August 2014, 12:54 AM ET
Watch out, Sherlock, there's a new Dr. Watson in town. IBM's Watson, the computer that famously won the quiz show 'Jeopardy!', is now helping researchers make scientific discoveries.
28 August 2014, 12:32 AM ET
One of the most effective methods used by HIV to evade control is to hide from the immune system.
27 August 2014, 08:31 PM ET
Personalized medicine is the ability to tailor therapy to an individual patient so that, as it’s often put, the right treatment is given to the right patient at the right time. But just how personal is it?
27 August 2014, 08:12 PM ET
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur after a person experiences a traumatic event, such military combat, a natural disaster, or a crisis such as 9/11.
27 August 2014, 08:11 PM ET
Topical sun protection from sunscreens is ideal as it allows us to be more free.
27 August 2014, 06:59 PM ET
The virus that causes MERS (Middle East respiratory syndrome) spreads among people within households at a lower rate than seasonal flu viruses, a new study suggests.
27 August 2014, 06:22 PM ET
Earthquakes are still rocking Iceland as lava pushes through a long underground fissure near the ice-covered Bardarbunga volcano. New fractures and sinkholes were seen in ice southeast of the volcano today.
27 August 2014, 06:15 PM ET
A young child's sipping or tasting alcohol may not be an early signal that they will have drinking problems or behavior problems later. Rather, sipping may reflect their parents' attitudes toward children drinking alcohol, according to a new study.
27 August 2014, 06:00 PM ET
About 70 percent of U.S. teens who have serious emotional or behavioral difficulties receive mental health services that don't involve medications, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
27 August 2014, 04:38 PM ET
Chickenpox is a contagious disease characterized by many itchy, red bumps all over the body. Later in life, adults can develop a similar condition called shingles.
27 August 2014, 04:19 PM ET
People who experience generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) exhibit excessive anxiety and worry about multiple events or activities most days of the week.
27 August 2014, 02:30 PM ET
African fish called bichir have lungs and can walk on land. In a new study, researchers raised juvenile bichir on land, and compared them with bichir raised in water.
27 August 2014, 02:22 PM ET
Just as with humans, when wolves see one of their fellow creatures yawn, they do it too, a new study suggests. And the contagious yawning could be a sign that these animals have the capacity for empathy, the researchers say.
27 August 2014, 02:00 PM ET
An archaeological excavation at a Bronze Age palace in modern-day Israel revealed an astonishingly intact ancient wine cellar. A chemical analysis of residue from the jars showed that the wine had traces of pine resin, honey, mint and juniper.
27 August 2014, 02:00 PM ET
See how ice bulldozes black boulders across Death Valley National Park's Racetrack Playa.