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23 September 2014, 04:00 PM ET
There is a balance to strike between doom-ridden messages and “bright-side” opportunities, and uncertainties around the science and the expected effects of climate change must be factored in too. Can risk language help?
23 September 2014, 04:00 PM ET
Walter Gilbert, the 1980 winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry, discusses the future of DNA sequencing.
23 September 2014, 04:00 PM ET
Fans of the renowned American author Ray Bradbury take note: The writer's personal collection of sci-fi memorabilia and art is now up for sale online.
23 September 2014, 04:00 PM ET
Whether you find the taste of alcohol to be pleasant, or bitter and stinging is partly decided by your genes, new research shows.
23 September 2014, 03:51 PM ET
Three large soda companies say they want Americans to consume fewer calories from their sugary beverages.
23 September 2014, 03:17 PM ET
When renowned author Ray Bradbury died in 2012, he left behind a huge collection of very cool stuff.
23 September 2014, 02:42 PM ET
The Ebola epidemic in West Africa could be brought to an end by late January, but only if efforts to fight the disease's spread continue to scale up, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
23 September 2014, 01:33 PM ET
A mysterious butterfly-shaped cloud spotted over St. Louis last week was built from actual butterflies.
23 September 2014, 01:12 PM ET
Addressing climate change is not only crucial for preserving the environment, it also makes good economic sense, some politicians and business leaders say.
23 September 2014, 01:05 PM ET
Neuroscientists have discovered a new shape of brain cell that sends signals by bypassing the cell body altogether. The cells seem to be especially efficient responders, but their purpose remains a mystery.
23 September 2014, 12:51 PM ET
As kids with autism grow into adults, doctors need to be ready to help.
23 September 2014, 12:22 PM ET
About 700 inventors and innovators gathered here at the New York Hall of Science last weekend (Sept. 20-21) to show off cool creations and fun DIY projects at the fifth annual World Maker Faire.
23 September 2014, 12:04 PM ET
The United States has very few clinics dedicated to autistic adult care. Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center's Dr. Christopher Hanks has helped create the Center for Autism Services and Transition (CAST) and explains its importance.
23 September 2014, 10:55 AM ET
In the eyes of the American public, scientists are seen as respectable and competent — but not necessarily trustworthy, according to a new study. If scientists want to soften their image, they might could try to seem a little warmer.
23 September 2014, 09:50 AM ET
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's GCOM-W1 satellite has delivered data on sea ice from March 21st, 2014 to September 17th, 2014. NASA Goddard created this visualization from the data set.
23 September 2014, 07:49 AM ET
Several professional athletes have made the news recently for charges of domestic violence, but are athletes actually more prone to domestic violence?
23 September 2014, 07:34 AM ET
The mostly earthen mounds, with shapes ranging from squares to swastikas, were various sizes, with some rivaling the length of a modern-day aircraft carrier. Archaeologists aren't sure of the purpose of these more than 2,000-year-old geoglyphs
23 September 2014, 07:25 AM ET
More 50 geoglyphs dating back at least 2,000 years have been discovered in northern Kazakhstan. Google Earth images revealed the geoglyphs, most of which are earthen mounds, though a swastika-shaped one was made of timber.
22 September 2014, 11:59 PM ET
When I was younger, about ten years old, I realised that everyone ages and dies. And I thought well why should that be? Can’t we do something about it?
22 September 2014, 11:21 PM ET
It is comforting to feel like we understand the world around us and reassuring to have an explanation for everything. But where does our understanding come from and how reliable is it?
22 September 2014, 07:27 PM ET
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by fatigue and widespread pain in muscles and joints. It affects more women than men.
22 September 2014, 05:18 PM ET
Miles of slick mud poured down the parched throat of California's Mount Shasta on Sunday (Sept. 21) in one of volcano's largest mudslides in two decades, the Forest Service said.
22 September 2014, 04:47 PM ET
The open-backed, pantless hospital gowns could be dehumanizing for patients and contribute to a traumatizing hospital experience, some doctors argue.
22 September 2014, 04:30 PM ET
Penguins are torpedo-shaped, flightless birds that live in the southern regions of the Earth.
22 September 2014, 03:03 PM ET
Carrying 100 pounds of stuff on your back is hard for a human. But for a robot? Not so much.
22 September 2014, 03:00 PM ET
Storytelling, dancing and singing reign supreme when the African Kalahari Bushmen light their nighttime fires and depart from daytime conversations about economics and gossip.
22 September 2014, 03:00 PM ET
Firelight storytelling helps people develop and spread culture and abstract ideas, an anthropologist says. Sharing tales around a fire can also reinforce social traditions, encourage harmony and equality, and create a sense of community.
22 September 2014, 02:49 PM ET
Myths about Ebola's origins -- including some that hold that the virus was brought to African regions by health care workers -- have hurt the ability of workers to respond to the outbreak. But where did Ebola really come from?
22 September 2014, 02:15 PM ET
Mike Senese, executive editor of Make Magazine, gave a presentation at the World Maker Faire this weekend (Sept. 20-21) on ways drones can be used for good.
22 September 2014, 01:26 PM ET
An MIT developed sensor called GelSight was integrated into a robotic arm. This sensor has successfully been used to grab a USB cable and plugged it into a USB port.
22 September 2014, 01:10 PM ET
The plant-eating dinosaur, which sported some of the largest nasal passages of any dinosaur, may have been killed by a giant crocodile 75 million years ago. The croc attack would have led to the quick death and burial of the beast.
22 September 2014, 01:02 PM ET
Archaeologists have revealed the feet and platform sandals on a pair of wavy-haired female statues standing guard at the entrance of a huge ancient tomb in Greece.