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06 September 2014, 02:39 AM ET
From a spectacular eruption in Iceland to a gigantic dino from the past, here are the most awesome photos we found in Science this week.
05 September 2014, 11:56 PM ET
An international team of researchers studies one slim bird to answer some big biological questions.
05 September 2014, 11:05 PM ET
Racing through the air at 250 mph is a lot easier in an advanced-engineered aircraft.
05 September 2014, 08:18 PM ET
Daily interactions require bargaining, be it for food, money or even making plans.
05 September 2014, 07:26 PM ET
Most of us were taught that saying “thank you” is simply the polite thing to do. But recent research in social psychology suggests that saying “thank you” goes beyond good manners.
05 September 2014, 06:36 PM ET
Forecasts have improved, but challenges remain.
05 September 2014, 06:32 PM ET
Florida fisherman catches more than he bargained for with giant "alien" shrimp.
05 September 2014, 06:23 PM ET
A fisherman in Fort Pierce snapped photos of a huge shrimp-like creature caught by a nearby couple. The animal seems to be a mantis shrimp, says one expert.
05 September 2014, 06:04 PM ET
Specialized surgeries are helping fuel growth in medical tourism — within the United States.
05 September 2014, 05:49 PM ET
Tesla Motors is building a new factory in Nevada to produce batteries for its electric cars, the company announced Thursday (Sept. 4).
05 September 2014, 05:47 PM ET
Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes, a condition characterized by high blood sugar levels.
05 September 2014, 04:29 PM ET
A small pit filled with ancient Roman jewelry dating back nearly 2,000 years to a violent riot around A.D. 61 was unearthed beneath a London-area department store, according to a British archaeology organization.
05 September 2014, 03:46 PM ET
Slow-moving lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is about a week away from the cluster of homes and farms in the Kaohe Homesteads neighborhood.
05 September 2014, 02:20 PM ET
Breathing in xenon, a gas used in people for anesthesia, may help treat post-traumatic stress disorder and other conditions linked with fear and anxiety, a new study in rats suggests.
05 September 2014, 01:52 PM ET
In an experiment that sounds more like science fiction than reality, two humans were able to transmit greetings to each other using only a digital connection to link their brains.
05 September 2014, 10:55 AM ET
The June 27th flow is on the move and is seen here advancing east on September 3rd, 2014. It was .8 miles from the Wao Kele o Puna forest reserve at that point. On September 5th, the USGS issued a warning for the Kaohe Homesteads subdivision in Puna.
05 September 2014, 09:33 AM ET
The 1,500-year-old papyrus, which mentions the Last Supper and manna from heaven, likely originated in an ancient city in Egypt and was probably worn by a villager there as a protective charm or amulet.
05 September 2014, 08:50 AM ET
Not all caffeine is created equal. Researchers recently sequenced the genome of the coffee plant and found that the caffeine in your morning cup evolved independently from caffeine found in other plants.
05 September 2014, 07:51 AM ET
Researchers developed a technique to calculate quantum wave functions 350 times faster than previous methods.
05 September 2014, 07:50 AM ET
Robots built by students from around the world will face off in a competition designed to test how well these wheeled explorers might one day get around on the surface of Mars.
04 September 2014, 09:34 PM ET
This stunning space wallpaper shows a striking pair of wildly misaligned planet-forming gas discs around both the young stars in the binary system HK Tauri.
04 September 2014, 08:16 PM ET
Aerospace engineering deals with designing and building machines that fly. There are two main specialties: aeronautical engineering and astronautical engineering.
04 September 2014, 07:16 PM ET
An asteroid will make a close brush with Earth on Sunday, passing by the planet well inside the orbit of the moon.
04 September 2014, 06:54 PM ET
Satellites finally caught a view of Iceland's spectacular eruption from space.
04 September 2014, 05:36 PM ET
The dahlia is one of the most spectacular of blooming plants now found in gardens across the world. These herbaceous perennial plants belong to the genus Dahlia and are indigenous to the highlands of Central America and Mexico.
04 September 2014, 05:34 PM ET
Whooshh Innovations has created a system to effectively (and safely) shoot migratory fish upstream without having to waste excess water.
04 September 2014, 05:26 PM ET
Adult obesity rates went up in six states between 2012 and 2013, according to a new report.
04 September 2014, 05:24 PM ET
At a site under excavation in Greece, archaeologists have uncovered mosaic floors that pave the entrance to a huge tomb from the era of Alexander the Great.
04 September 2014, 04:37 PM ET
The U.S. military doesn't just build big, scary tanks and giant warplanes; it's also interested in teeny, tiny stuff. The Pentagon's latest research project aims to improve today's technologies by shrinking them down to microscopic size.
04 September 2014, 04:32 PM ET
Have you ever wished you could have your own personal satellite? One company is on a mission to put high-altitude balloons, akin to floating satellites, into the hands of space enthusiasts.
04 September 2014, 04:01 PM ET
For older women, eating potassium-rich foods may reduce the risk of having a stroke, a new study finds. But only a minority of women seem to consume the recommended amounts of the mineral, researchers say.
04 September 2014, 04:00 PM ET
Taking soy protein supplements may lead to some concerning genetic changes for women with breast cancer, a new study suggests.