04 March 2014, 01:55 AM ET
To say space research is a waste of money is wrong. For every US$1 put into US space agency, its citizens get US$10 as payback; in Japan and the European Union that amount is more than US$3.
04 March 2014, 01:41 AM ET
Businesses battling to keep their information safe pricked up their ears last week as it was announce that Boeing has produced a mobile phone that self-destructs should the wrong person try to use it.
04 March 2014, 01:20 AM ET
High-tech robots called PackBots will be unleashed during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil to help boost security and examine suspicious objects.
04 March 2014, 01:09 AM ET
Albuterol is a prescription medicine prescribed for patients struggling with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis and other lung diseases.
04 March 2014, 01:01 AM ET
Gynecomastia is the growth of breast tissue in males. It's a benign condition that usually results from an imbalance in the sex hormones estrogen and testosterone.
03 March 2014, 06:45 PM ET
The dazzling northern lights dance in a stunning display over Swedish Mountains in these beautiful images and video captured by aurora photographer Chad Blakely of Lights Over Lapland.
03 March 2014, 05:42 PM ET
Most fitness trackers will last 1 to 2 weeks before needing to be recharged using a USB cord. But some use a non-rechargeablewatch battery that can last several months.
03 March 2014, 05:41 PM ET
Bringing animals back from extinction is an enticing prospect, but one that deserves deep consideration and planning from an ecological standpoint. Researchers have now developed a list of questions that can help guide scientists in choosing the best one.
03 March 2014, 05:37 PM ET
Remembering to lock up everything from baby wipes to bratwurst may be irksome for Yosemite National Park visitors, but a new study finds the park's stringent food storage rules slashed the amount of human food eaten by black bears by 63 percent.
03 March 2014, 05:29 PM ET
In the ongoing international showdown between Russia and Ukraine, the region known as Crimea has emerged as the top prize — a position it has held, for better or worse, for millennia.
03 March 2014, 05:24 PM ET
You may wear your fitness tracker so often you never miss a step, but all that activity may cause your tracker to get dirty, sweaty or smelly.
03 March 2014, 04:38 PM ET
Among older adults who drink moderate amounts of alcohol weekly, those who binge drink tend to die earlier than those who don't, according to a new study.
03 March 2014, 04:27 PM ET
Researchers have created a sensor-embedded, replica of the heart's outer wall that could be used to treat and monitor heart rhythm disorders such as atrial fibrillation.
03 March 2014, 04:17 PM ET
People who regularly take opioid painkillers such as Vicodin and OxyContin for nonmedical reasons are more likely to get the medication from a doctor than from a friend or other sources, a new study finds.
03 March 2014, 04:12 PM ET
You may wear your fitness tracker so often you never miss a step, but all that activity may cause your tracker to get dirty, sweaty or smelly. But after you clean it, make sure to dry it immediately and completely.
03 March 2014, 04:10 PM ET
Despite the pop-culture notion that women want strange men to make sexual advances, aggressive sexual behavior in bars does not fall into any sort of gray area, a new study finds.
03 March 2014, 04:06 PM ET
Scientists have figured out a way to make the epicardium, the outer layer of the heart, using a cheap 3D printer. The artificial tissue could be used to treat atrial fibrillation.
03 March 2014, 04:04 PM ET
Sea otters were one of more than 20 species hit hard by the 1980 Exxon Valdez oil spill, but their numbers have slowly recovered and are now at pre-spill levels, a new study reports.
03 March 2014, 04:00 PM ET
No one likes a hangover, but the pain and discomfort people can experience after a night of drinking doesn't seem to have much of an effect on their future drinking behavior, a new study suggests.
03 March 2014, 03:53 PM ET
A fast-spinning star destroys its companion, much as a black widow spider consumes its mate.
03 March 2014, 03:33 PM ET
A shift from briny to fresh in Antarctica's ocean waters in recent decades means the Southern Ocean's coldest, deepest currents may be shutting down, a new study finds.
03 March 2014, 03:00 PM ET
A mysterious giant virus that had never been identified before was uncovered after lurking deep in permafrost in Siberia for 30,000 years.
03 March 2014, 03:00 PM ET
The genome of the pepper reveals several regions that are key for its spiciness, shelf life and resistance to disease. The new findings could plant the seeds for even spicier peppers.
03 March 2014, 02:37 PM ET
An increasing number of men are seeking beard transplants to fill in patchy bears or compensate for non-existent facial hair.
03 March 2014, 02:31 PM ET
Some fitness trackers have sleek, featureless surfaces. But will they tell you all you need to know? Here's what to look for.
03 March 2014, 02:22 PM ET
An archaeologist says he discovered nine tiny scrolls with biblical text from the Qumran caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were unearthed, according to news reports.
03 March 2014, 02:19 PM ET
Are you a cross-country runner? Do you hike for exercise? If not, you may be able to save some money. Mike Prospero explains how to tell for sure.
03 March 2014, 01:54 PM ET
A new map uses Census data to show how popular baby names caught on and spread across the United States with time.
03 March 2014, 12:05 PM ET
A witch appears to be screaming out into space in this stunning space wallpaper from NASA's Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE. The infrared portrait shows the Witch Head nebula, named after its resemblance to the profile of a wicked witch.
03 March 2014, 11:05 AM ET
Here's a look at how the most popular girl and boy baby names spread across the United States.
03 March 2014, 10:43 AM ET
Children who have frequently nightmares and night terrors when they are young are more likely to experience hallucinations and delusions when they reach age 12, new research suggests.
03 March 2014, 08:41 AM ET
Public health messages aimed at increasing vaccination rates may actually make parents less likely to vaccinate their children, new research finds.