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17 April 2014, 06:05 PM ET
The sudden sinking of a ferry carrying 475 passengers off South Korea's southern coast brings up the question: How can a large, modern passenger ship just sink?
17 April 2014, 05:42 PM ET
A new concrete repels water and could be close to maintenance-free.
17 April 2014, 05:23 PM ET
Knowledge of basic life processes can pave the way for medical advances and more.
17 April 2014, 05:14 PM ET
Monitoring flu-related Wikipedia hits may help scientists estimate the severity of a flu season, according to a new study.
17 April 2014, 05:09 PM ET
Scientists have discovered Kepler-186f, the first Earth-size alien planet in the habitable zone of its host star. The so-called 'Earth cousin' just might have liquid water and the right conditions to support life.
17 April 2014, 05:06 PM ET
A new oral medication to treat ragweed allergies has been approved by the food and drug administration, the agency announced today.
17 April 2014, 04:11 PM ET
Officials in Portland, Ore., are flushing 38 million gallons of public drinking water after a 19-year-old was caught on camera urinating into an open reservoir on Wednesday (April 16).
17 April 2014, 04:08 PM ET
Computer scientist Mark Hill chases tiny time increments to improve computer workflow inefficiencies. This is the story of his professional path.
17 April 2014, 03:58 PM ET
How you sleep may reveal secrets about your personality and relationship.
17 April 2014, 03:37 PM ET
Mountain lion P-22, known for prowling the foothills below the Hollywood sign in Los Angeles, is suffering from mange after ingesting rat poison.
17 April 2014, 02:48 PM ET
Are you ready to hire an employee? You've created a short list of candidates, and it's time to conduct your first employee interview. But based on just a short interview, how can you tell who will be a good employee for your small business?
17 April 2014, 02:48 PM ET
The ongoing search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner has suffered yet another setback, as officials confirmed today (April 17) that an oil slick discovered earlier this week in the southern Indian Ocean did not come from the plane.
17 April 2014, 02:43 PM ET
Planet-hunters have new evidence of a planet, about 1.1x Earth’s size, in orbit around another star. Kepler 186f, the outermost world of a 5-planet system, revolves about 3x closer to its star than Earth does to our Sun. More--> http://goo.gl/1fUS
17 April 2014, 02:35 PM ET
There is some research that indicates meditation may help with allergies, anxiety, asthma and other conditions.
17 April 2014, 02:15 PM ET
Rates of some foodborne infections rose in the U.S. in 2013, according to a new report that calls for more work to reduce illnesses from eating contaminated food.
17 April 2014, 02:05 PM ET
Archaeologists discovered animal-printed tile fragments in Blackfriars, Leicester, during excavations in 2014. The artifacts date back to the early Roman era.
17 April 2014, 02:00 PM ET
Photos of Greenland's dramatic glaciers and ancient landscapes.
17 April 2014, 02:00 PM ET
More than 10,000 feet below Summit, the highest point of Greenland's Ice Sheet, is a soil born before humanity's ancestors ever walked on Earth.
17 April 2014, 01:53 PM ET
University of Wisconsin researcher finds hidden efficiencies in computer architecture.
17 April 2014, 01:34 PM ET
The paw prints and hoof prints of a few curious animals have been preserved for posterity on ancient Roman tiles recently discovered by archaeologists in England.
17 April 2014, 01:25 PM ET
The highly drug-resistant type of the bacteria methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) was found to be related to a MRSA strain that has been circulating among people in the United States.
17 April 2014, 12:54 PM ET
One of Peru's most active volcanoes, Ubinas, erupted a massive ash cloud Tuesday (April 15).
17 April 2014, 11:42 AM ET
During copulation, lasting 40 to 70 hours, the female cave inserts her penislike gynosome into the male organ to collect sperm. The female's lengthy penis would be the equivalent of a 5 foot 9 man having a penis about 9.8 inches long.
17 April 2014, 11:17 AM ET
More than 24 hours after a South Korean ferry flipped over and started sinking off the country's southern coast Tuesday morning (April 15), 287 passengers are missing, CBS News reported.
17 April 2014, 11:15 AM ET
Females with penislike genitals and males with vaginalike organs are cases of a new extreme reversal of sex roles researchers have discovered in little-known cave insects.
17 April 2014, 11:10 AM ET
Having a baby is a wonderful and joyous experience. Learn about the science of pregnancy: how to conceive, what happens to the mother-to-be's body and how the fetus develops.
17 April 2014, 11:07 AM ET
For some elderly people, apathy may be a signal that the brain is shrinking a bit faster than normal, a new study suggests.
17 April 2014, 10:17 AM ET
The toxicity of hobo spider bites to humans has been a matter of scientific debate, but a new study seems to suggest they may not be too toxic after all.
17 April 2014, 10:11 AM ET
Five volcanoes on the Kamchatka Peninsula are seen erupting from space on one satellite pass by Landsat 8.
17 April 2014, 10:11 AM ET
A magnitude-4.9 earthquake in central Idaho on Saturday (April 12) was the biggest of three weeks of small to moderate temblors that have unnerved residents in this remote region of the Northwest.
17 April 2014, 08:16 AM ET
The American public has high hopes for ready-to-use, lab-grown organs and driverless cars, but a minority of people are as optimistic about controlling the weather in the latter half of this century, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center.
17 April 2014, 08:11 AM ET
59 percent of those polled were optimistic, while 30 percent thought the changes would make people worse off.