16 July 2014, 07:26 AM ET
A new global survey of human development finds people have settled more of the Earth than previously estimated.
16 July 2014, 07:21 AM ET
New radar imagery shows human impacts on Earth, including sprawling urban cities and rural landscapes.
16 July 2014, 03:19 AM ET
Most U.S. children eat at least some fruits and vegetables each day, although few eat dark green vegetables, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
16 July 2014, 02:41 AM ET
With the increase of cross-species disease it is important to understand how disease, species-interactions and biodiversity interact.
15 July 2014, 09:48 PM ET
If you had never-ending Bubble Wrap, would you ever stop popping it?
15 July 2014, 09:25 PM ET
Domesticated animals share a fairly consistent set of differences from their wild ancestors such as smaller brains, smaller teeth, shorter curly tails and lighter and blotchy coats. But why?
15 July 2014, 09:05 PM ET
Few creatures in fiction, and even fewer in real life, are capable of surviving being ripped to bits, but for hydras, it is an every day affair.
15 July 2014, 07:01 PM ET
Fluorescence appears to help deep-diving fish create coloration patterns that would normally be unavailable to them in their blue-green environment, new research finds. With fluorescence, fish can create red markings without red light.
15 July 2014, 06:14 PM ET
A new unmanned military space plane is being developed to launch small satellites into orbit and serve as a test bed for a futuristic fleet of hypersonic vehicles.
15 July 2014, 06:01 PM ET
The Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor is a device for people who want to measure their blood pressure at home, and keep track of their readings over time.
15 July 2014, 05:29 PM ET
A NASA instrument designed to study the oceans turns out to be useful for studying land, too. The Aquarius instrument reveals levels of moisture in soil around the globe.
15 July 2014, 04:22 PM ET
Charla Nash spoke with Humane Society of the United States CEO Wayne Pacelle about the brutal attack by a pet chimp and her trip to Washington in support of the pending Captive Primate Safety Act.
15 July 2014, 04:04 PM ET
Lawyers are starting to ask: Are Tesla's patents truly open?
15 July 2014, 03:01 PM ET
The fitness tracker company Fitbit announced today the launch of a new collection of Fibit accessories, from luxury fashion brand Tory Burch.
15 July 2014, 02:54 PM ET
Engineers at MIT created new material from foam and wax that could one day be used to make shape-shifting robots. FULL STORY: http://goo.gl/06Uvh8
15 July 2014, 02:45 PM ET
Men who had vasectomies may have a higher risk of advanced or lethal prostate cancer, a new observational study suggests.
15 July 2014, 02:43 PM ET
A new kind of robot muscle — made out of materials that could be found at a craft store — goes soft when heated and hardens when cooled. Researchers say it could be used to make shape-shifting bots for surgery and disaster response.
15 July 2014, 02:39 PM ET
People may not sleep for quite as long on nights when there is a full moon, a new study suggests.
15 July 2014, 02:13 PM ET
This summer, Hawaii's endangered wildlife will be on candid camera, as two kinds of drones survey the numbers and whereabouts of animals in their natural habitats.
15 July 2014, 01:11 PM ET
Women who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant may want to think about avoiding light at night, a new review of research suggests.
15 July 2014, 12:12 PM ET
For African elephants in zoos, obesity is likely contributing to infertility. To combat problem, one group of researchers is looking for a better way to measure body fat on the huge animals.
15 July 2014, 12:00 PM ET
An experimental software developed by Yahoo researchers in Barcelona could suggest routes that are not just efficient, but also pleasant, beautiful and emotionally stimulating.
15 July 2014, 11:49 AM ET
Scenes of life, including that of an ancient priest and his dog, come to life in this wall painting on fine white plaster found in ancient Egypt just east of the Great Pyramid. The researchers suspect other tomb paintings await discovery.
15 July 2014, 11:38 AM ET
An ancient Egyptian painting, depicting scenes of life, has been discovered in the tomb of a possible priest located near the Great Pyramid at Giza.
15 July 2014, 11:25 AM ET
Changyuraptor had long feathers on both its forelimbs and its hind limbs, giving it the appearance of having four wings, researchers say.
15 July 2014, 10:40 AM ET
For the first time in history, humanity is within reach of finding Earth-like planets where life exists, but these extraterrestrials may not take the form of intelligent beings, experts say.
15 July 2014, 03:41 AM ET
An Italian skeleton from the middle ages gets a diagnosis 700 years too late: The man had brucellosis, a livestock-transmitted disease that causes pain and reoccurring fevers, and, occasionally, death.
15 July 2014, 03:12 AM ET
A new national report takes a first look at health disparities among lesbian, gay, bisexual people compared with straight people.
15 July 2014, 01:06 AM ET
When it takes over ecosystems, this invader causes soils to surrender their carbon and release it as greenhouse gas.
15 July 2014, 12:48 AM ET
Space weather impacts many modern-day technologies, but one of the least reported is the increased radiation exposure to passengers on commercial long-distance flights during so-called “solar radiation storms.”
15 July 2014, 12:06 AM ET
A comet-galaxy conjunction is a rare opportunity for amateur astronomers.
14 July 2014, 05:45 PM ET
Americans' interest in low-sodium foods has declined slightly in recent years, and may continue to drop in the future, according to new research.