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17 March 2015, 07:51 AM ET
A translucent orange gem engraved with an image of a goddess of hunting has been found near a mausoleum built by Herod the Great, the king of Judea who ruled not long before the time of Jesus.
17 March 2015, 07:48 AM ET
Health officials have made tremendous progress in fighting Ebola recently, but there are enough cases still occurring to restart the whole epidemic, experts say.
17 March 2015, 04:19 AM ET
Older adults who drink diet soda may experience greater increases in their waist size than those who do not drink diet soda, according to a new study.
16 March 2015, 09:56 PM ET
Every year, tens of thousands of Americans die from suicide. It is the third leading cause of death among young people between the ages of 10 and 24, amounting to about 4,600 deaths a year.
16 March 2015, 06:33 PM ET
U.S. authorities turned over more than 60 stolen artifacts to Iraq, including gold-plated items from Saddam Hussein's palace and a limestone sculpture of the head of Sargon II.
16 March 2015, 04:10 PM ET
A 17-million-year-old beaked whale fossil is helping researchers solve a puzzle about the likely birthplace of humanity in East Africa, a new study finds.
16 March 2015, 03:45 PM ET
Using airborne laser scanners, researchers have discovered ancient fortifications in Italy that make up the oldest known Roman military camp, where soldiers may have fought pirates more than 2,000 years ago.
16 March 2015, 03:27 PM ET
At the Robot Petting Zoo, makers showed off everything from a social robot to an insectlike creature that gazes longingly into your eyes.
16 March 2015, 03:00 PM ET
An ingredient in some cough medicines may help in the fight against Type 2 diabetes, new findings suggest.
16 March 2015, 01:17 PM ET
This year's El Niño may deliver a quiet tornado season.
16 March 2015, 12:30 PM ET
The yeti, a legendary shaggy, bipedal beast from the Himalayas, made headlines last year when a geneticist said he had solved the mystery of its origins. But now, scientists have found the hair samples used in that study came from a Himalayan brown bear.
16 March 2015, 11:22 AM ET
Low vaccination rates are what's driving the large outbreak of measles that began at Disneyland in California last December, a new analysis suggests.
16 March 2015, 07:04 AM ET
Palcohol is a powdered form of alcohol thatl is now legal in the U.S. But how safe is this stuff?
16 March 2015, 07:02 AM ET
Could genetic information that is left on cigarette butts, chewed gum and fingernail clippings be harnessed for nefarious purposes?
15 March 2015, 09:59 AM ET
From technology and how it makes our lives better to forecasting earthquakes in Cali, here are our top ten best articles in Science this week.
15 March 2015, 05:41 AM ET
New technology is blurring the boundaries between life and art, allowing artists to conceive of dystopian futures and strange human-algae hybrids.
14 March 2015, 01:18 PM ET
Check out these photos of the "Pi Day of the Century" event at the 2015 SXSW Interactive festival in Austin, Texas.
14 March 2015, 12:26 PM ET
Math geeks everywhere celebrated the "Pi Day of the Century" with pies, countdowns and celebrations.
14 March 2015, 10:01 AM ET
The beginning of a new era in solar technology with the Solar Impulse 2 and and amur tiger family portrait, spelunkers finding ancient coins and the eruption of a Chilean volcano — just a few of our favorite photos in Science this week.
14 March 2015, 09:58 AM ET
A recently translated ancient Egyptian tax receipt shows a bill that is (literally) heavier than any American taxpayer will pay this year — more than 220 lbs. (100 kilograms) of coins.
14 March 2015, 09:54 AM ET
Several ancient and medieval texts at McGill University Library and Archives are being deciphered. One of the most interesting texts is a receipt for a huge land-transfer tax.
13 March 2015, 06:21 PM ET
Breast cancer is an uncontrolled growth of cells that starts in the breast tissue. About one in eight women in the United States will develop the condition in her lifetime.
13 March 2015, 04:40 PM ET
National Science Foundation (NSF) mathematician Tom Russell recites a long string of the irrational number. Several NSF Program Staff members had a go at the number from memory as well.
13 March 2015, 03:54 PM ET
Every year, math enthusiasts celebrate Pi Day on March 14, because the date spells the first three digits (3.14) of pi, or π, the mathematical constant that represents the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter.
13 March 2015, 02:25 PM ET
New evidence reveals that the ancient coral tombs of Leluh in Micronesia could be up to 700 years old — much older than previously thought.
13 March 2015, 02:12 PM ET
Stunning lightning storms inside of towering volcanic ash clouds created tiny glass balls.
13 March 2015, 02:09 PM ET
A virtual-reality demonstration of weightlessness gives a weird floating system that probably doesn't mimic a true microgravity environment.
13 March 2015, 10:06 AM ET
New nanoscale technology could have wide-ranging applications in multiple industries.
13 March 2015, 08:22 AM ET
From the Oculus Rift headsets to the new HTC Vive, virtual reality devices will soon be flooding the gaming market. But, the technology has also been plagued by some unwelcome side effects.
13 March 2015, 08:17 AM ET
New images of the recent eruption of one of Chile's most active volcanoes reveal how powerful blasts of lava and ash blanketed the mountain's side with volcanic material.
13 March 2015, 08:11 AM ET
American and European satellites captured images of a Chilean volcano before and after it blew up on March 3.
12 March 2015, 10:19 PM ET
X-rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation. One of the most common uses of X-rays is for medical imaging. X-rays are also used in treating cancer and in exploring the cosmos.