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10 October 2014, 03:59 PM ET
Cyclones have been quietly costing the world for decades, costs that could grow due to climate change.
10 October 2014, 03:18 PM ET
Despite reassurances from health officials that Ebola is unlikely to spread in the United States, concerns about the disease in this country have grown. Why does Ebola scare us?
10 October 2014, 12:15 PM ET
Did you know that some of your favorite celebrities started these successful charities?
10 October 2014, 11:33 AM ET
Can people think straight after getting tased with 50,000 volts? That burst of electricity can impair a person's ability to remember and process information for about an hour after the jolt, new research suggests.
10 October 2014, 09:11 AM ET
Here's a look at all Nobel Peace Prize recipients, including Barack Obama, Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King Jr.
10 October 2014, 07:47 AM ET
Killer whales are known for their haunting songs consisting of complex whistles and clicks, but they can also learn "dolphin speak," a new study finds.
10 October 2014, 07:39 AM ET
Using a noninvasive imaging method, British Library scientists have decoded an original, fire-damaged version of the Magna Carta dating back to 1215. The document will be displayed in London in 2015.
10 October 2014, 07:37 AM ET
Scientists have used multispectral imaging to reveal details of the Magna Carta that was badly damaged in a fire in 1731. Here are photos of the secrets found beneath the fire damage.
10 October 2014, 06:47 AM ET
A new computer program can recognize people's emotions based on how they type, paving the way for computers that could one day be smarter than humans — a concept called "the singularity."
10 October 2014, 05:52 AM ET
This year's Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to two children's rights activists, Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzay.
09 October 2014, 11:48 PM ET
After more than a week of anticipation, Tesla Motors finally revealed "the D" — and it doesn't stand for driverless, as had been widely rumored.
09 October 2014, 09:53 PM ET
The job of the immune system is to protect against disease.
09 October 2014, 09:28 PM ET
An ultrasound scan is used to get an image from within the human body. It is most widely known for its use during pregnancy.
09 October 2014, 09:24 PM ET
These ancient Egyptian monuments are still a source of speculation and debate.
09 October 2014, 09:13 PM ET
Potatoes are often thought of as a comfort food — richly mashed or crisply fried — but when prepared the right ways, these vegetables are actually quite nutritious.
09 October 2014, 06:07 PM ET
From spinal stimulation to exoskeletons, technologies for overcoming paralysis have come a long way in the 10 years since Christopher Reeve died.
09 October 2014, 06:07 PM ET
The Ebola virus that's causing the devastating outbreak in West Africa didn't even have a name just 38 years ago when it first surfaced and caused a mysterious illness among villagers in Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of Congo.
09 October 2014, 05:39 PM ET
The Ebola outbreak has been escalating in the past few months, but could it cause a global pandemic similar to that of AIDS, as was suggested by a top public health official?
09 October 2014, 05:12 PM ET
So much methane is leaking from drilling in the Southwest's Four Corners region that the natural gas blob can be spotted from space, a new study reports.
09 October 2014, 05:12 PM ET
NASA's Transport Rotorcraft Airframe Crash Testbed (TRACT 2) dropped a 45-foot-long fmr. Marine helicopter 30 feet to test. The test was done to improve helicopter systems and safety.
09 October 2014, 05:08 PM ET
Drinking decaffeinated coffee is just as helpful as drinking regular coffee is for maintaining a healthy liver, a new study finds.
09 October 2014, 04:32 PM ET
Technologies to help paralyzed people move again have come a long way since "Superman" actor Christopher Reeve died 10 years ago. While a paralysis "cure" remains far from reality, the strides made in the past decade would make Reeve "excited," his son sa
09 October 2014, 03:21 PM ET
El Niño still hasn't emerged, but forecasters give it a two-thirds chance of forming by the end of the year.
09 October 2014, 03:10 PM ET
One snake's ability to shimmy up slippery sand dunes made it the perfect subject for a new study aimed at getting robots out of the lab and into the real world.
09 October 2014, 02:09 PM ET
Rattlesnakes move across desert sand with ease. Researchers at Georgia Tech have been studying that movement to make robots that can move more efficiently across that type of terrain.
09 October 2014, 02:00 PM ET
The science of biorobotics is informing the design of new robots.
09 October 2014, 01:23 PM ET
Ancient tableware, lead anchors and a giant bronze spear have been recovered during an expedition to the 2,000-year-old Antikythera shipwreck in Greece. Marine archaeologists also found that the sunken ship could be bigger than expected.
09 October 2014, 12:19 PM ET
What if the Internet were 100 times faster than it is today? How would this super-high-speed connectivity affect the economy, health care and education?
09 October 2014, 11:18 AM ET
Archaeologists have uncovered the tomb holding the skeletal remains of a man and woman and several treasures, including a silver tiara atop the woman's head, silver jewelry, ceramics and many other artifacts.
09 October 2014, 10:23 AM ET
College athletes who play contact sports, such as football and soccer, are more likely to harbor the superbug MRSA than athletes who play non-contact sports, a new study finds.
09 October 2014, 10:11 AM ET
Ebola is a hemorrhagic fever. But not all hemorrhagic fevers are Ebola.
09 October 2014, 08:49 AM ET
A silver circlet perched on the head of a Bronze Age woman was among the treasures discovered in a Spanish tomb. Other precious items, including ear dilators and a silver-gilded teacup, were also found in the tomb.