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23 June 2015, 07:28 AM ET
The New Guinea flatworm, one of the worst invasive species on Earth, has appeared for the first time in the U.S. — in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The worm uses a mouth protruding from its belly to suck soft tissues from snails.
23 June 2015, 07:22 AM ET
An ancient shipwreck doesn't give up all its secrets at once. Greek authorities have approved a five-year extension for explorers to continue probing the remains of a 2,085-year-old shipwreck known for holding what is considered the oldest computer.
23 June 2015, 01:07 AM ET
Topology is a branch of mathematics that describes mathematical spaces, in particular the properties that stem from a space’s shape.
22 June 2015, 09:55 PM ET
Homo erectus was an ancient human ancestor that lived roughly between 2 million and 100,000 years ago.
22 June 2015, 07:44 PM ET
Skinny jeans may be hazardous for your health, a new case report shows.
22 June 2015, 05:40 PM ET
A Colorado high school student died of the plague in early June, the first person since 1999 to get the plague in Larimer County, in northern Colorado, health authorities said.
22 June 2015, 03:13 PM ET
Origami-inspired engineering techniques could help researchers develop stretchy conductors for flexible plasma-screen displays and, eventually, solar panels that can bend to follow sunlight, according to a new study.
22 June 2015, 02:41 PM ET
Imagine your video camera shooting at a frame-rate in the quadrillionths of a second.
22 June 2015, 02:05 PM ET
If you like cotton candy, you'll love electrospinning.
22 June 2015, 11:44 AM ET
More than two-thirds of women and three-fourths of men in the U.S. are now either overweight or obese, according to a new study.
22 June 2015, 11:37 AM ET
One of the earliest modern humans in Europe had a surprisingly recent Neanderthal ancestor, possibly a great-great-grandfather. The finding suggests the two species interbred in Europe and more recently than once thought.
22 June 2015, 11:33 AM ET
In study after study, teens who are cyberbullied are also at higher risk of depression, a new analysis finds.
22 June 2015, 07:33 AM ET
There are lots of cute (and some not-so-cute) critters out there whose names really reflect their physical characteristics.
22 June 2015, 07:16 AM ET
Want to make lightning bend like the super-villain Ivan Vanko in "Iron Man 2?" Lasers might be the way to do it. Turns out, laser beams can control the shape and direction of electrical discharges, physicists have found.
22 June 2015, 02:47 AM ET
Teens with mental or physical health problems are less likely to complete college and go on to hold higher-paying jobs later on, a new study finds.
21 June 2015, 08:41 AM ET
The desert ironwood tree, Olneya tesota, can be found growing only in the Sonoran Desert of Mexico, California and Arizona. Check out these spectacular photos of ironwoods.
21 June 2015, 12:54 AM ET
This Sunday (June 21) marks the summer solstice, the official start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere.
20 June 2015, 08:34 AM ET
Moms and dads tend to parent differently, and Dad's different child-rearing style may provide unique benefits to little ones, research suggests.
20 June 2015, 02:28 AM ET
For clocks, precision of one nine-billionth of a second just isn't good enough anymore.
19 June 2015, 10:00 PM ET
Temperatures rise and the livin' is easy.
19 June 2015, 09:39 PM ET
In our solar system, the objects with rainfall, rivers and oceans can be counted on two fingers: Earth, and Saturn's moon Titan. Both also share a thick atmosphere, rocky ground and plate tectonics.
19 June 2015, 08:24 PM ET
U.S. officials destroyed more than 1 ton of illegal ivory in New York City on June 19, 2015.
19 June 2015, 07:32 PM ET
Some 1,500 people gathered in New York City's Times Square today to witness the destruction of 1 ton of confiscated ivory — a move intended to demonstrate to the world that objects made from poached ivory have no value.
19 June 2015, 04:36 PM ET
Laser-ultrasound? It may become a leading tool to harmlessly peer inside our organs.
19 June 2015, 02:10 PM ET
Diverse animals across the globe are slipping away and dying as Earth enters its sixth mass extinction, a new study finds.
19 June 2015, 02:00 PM ET
Scientists found that species are dying off more than 100 times faster than they would without human activity.
19 June 2015, 01:42 PM ET
Blood-sucking parasites are yet another serious threat to plague bees.
19 June 2015, 01:31 PM ET
Many Ebola survivors experience appetite loss and joint pain months after they are declared free of the virus. In addition, Ebola often impacts social life and mental health.
19 June 2015, 12:05 PM ET
From assembly-line work to self-driving cars, computers are taking over many tasks once performed by humans. Artistic jobs, however, have been relatively safe — until now.
19 June 2015, 10:54 AM ET
People who spend too much time sitting down — be it during a daily commute, or in front of a computer or TV — may be at increased risk for anxiety, a new review finds.
19 June 2015, 07:45 AM ET
The moment a newborn baby pops into a family, parents often stop using their first names and instead start calling each other "daddy" and "mommy."
19 June 2015, 07:10 AM ET
About 16 million years ago, a giant bat used all four of its limbs to stalk around the subtropical rainforest of modern-day New Zealand, a new study finds.