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12 November 2015, 11:58 AM ET
Night-vision windshields on cars might one day be possible with advanced thermal imaging technology based on flexible, transparent, atomically thin sheets of carbon, researchers say.
12 November 2015, 08:57 AM ET
A cultural shift in happiness trends sees teens cheerier than ever while adults over 30 watch their happiness decline. The results may illuminate why the death rate is rising for middle-age Americans, even as it falls for other age groups
12 November 2015, 06:50 AM ET
Archaeologists have uncovered a 500-year-old church that may be the oldest known European Christian church in the tropics.
12 November 2015, 12:01 AM ET
Nearly 38 percent of U.S. adults are obese, according to the latest obesity numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
11 November 2015, 09:59 PM ET
A low-carb diet focuses on cutting carbohydrates from a person’s diet. While it can help some lose weight, it can also deprive the body of needed nutrients if taken to extremes.
11 November 2015, 09:35 PM ET
Water snakes are non-venomous snakes found in North America. They are sometimes misidentified as water moccasins, which are venomous.
11 November 2015, 04:54 PM ET
Brain scans may predict the possibility of someone recovering from a coma, a new study suggests.
11 November 2015, 04:48 PM ET
Americans are eating more sodium than recommended. Is that bad?
11 November 2015, 03:38 PM ET
North America rocks. That’s what a new three-part series from "NOVA" shows as it explores the rich history of the continent — from glaciers in Alaska to volcanoes in Hawaii to the crystal-clear waters of the Bahamas.
11 November 2015, 02:06 PM ET
A serendipitous photo taken during a scuba-diving trip in the Caribbean clued researchers into the world of a mysterious green and glowing eel.
11 November 2015, 02:06 PM ET
When scuba-diving scientists serendipitously spotted a glowing green eel in January 2011, they had no idea what caused it to light up like a brilliant neon sign.
11 November 2015, 01:31 PM ET
The western lobe of Pluto's "heart" is surprisingly young — no more than 10 million years old — and the dwarf planet's atmosphere is surprisingly compact. The latest research from the New Horizons mission continues to reveal surprises from the dwarf plane
11 November 2015, 01:16 PM ET
A "zombie" star and the remains of its lunch are revealed in a new close-up view, 12 years in the making.
11 November 2015, 01:01 PM ET
Stone Age people used beeswax and, most likely, honey, a habit that began at least as early as the beginning of agriculture.
11 November 2015, 11:17 AM ET
Darwin's dusty tome on the evolution of different species was just rated the most influential academic book in history.
11 November 2015, 11:08 AM ET
Thousands of years ago, rats as big as dachshunds lived side-by-side with people, who frequently ate the robust rodents.
11 November 2015, 10:39 AM ET
There are thousands of breeds of domestic sheep, and at least four species of wild sheep.
11 November 2015, 10:15 AM ET
What foods should you choose to improve heart health?
11 November 2015, 09:41 AM ET
Shenyang's smog is even a problem for healthy individuals.
11 November 2015, 09:03 AM ET
Sure mosquito bites and insect-carried diseases would be out of the picture, but without these pesky six-legged critters, the world as we know would not exist. In fact, we may not exist.
11 November 2015, 07:53 AM ET
An ozone hole larger than the North American continent was observed over Antarctica by researchers at the German Aerospace Center. It's the first time the ozone hole has been this large since 2006.
11 November 2015, 07:47 AM ET
These torch-wielding robots might be the new face of manufacturing.
10 November 2015, 07:48 PM ET
A new map reveals the path the Ebola virus took as the deadly virus spread across Sierra Leone.
10 November 2015, 04:00 PM ET
A middle-age woman in Africa who became infected with Ebola suffered a stroke during her bout with the virus but managed to survive both maladies, according to a new report of her case.
10 November 2015, 04:00 PM ET
Theobroma cacao, the tree that produces chocolate, first diverged from its nearest relatives about 10 million years ago, new research suggests.
10 November 2015, 03:21 PM ET
A congenital heart defect went undetected for nearly seven decades.
10 November 2015, 03:10 PM ET
The "obesity paradox" may really just be all about cardiovascular fitness, one researcher argues.
10 November 2015, 03:09 PM ET
This oddly adorable cat carries a genetic secret.
10 November 2015, 02:34 PM ET
A 'brightly fluorescent protein' has been revealed in some species of marine eels causing them to glow. Researchers have speculated that, because the full moon 'excites' the glow of the sea creature, this may be a mating adaptation.
10 November 2015, 02:18 PM ET
Octopuses are highly intelligent, and thanks to their amazing, neuron-filled tentacles, they can do humanlike tasks such as unscrewing jars and lids.
10 November 2015, 11:51 AM ET
SeaWorld San Diego, long known for its live killer-whale shows, will begin phasing out the performances next year in favor of conservation-based shows.
10 November 2015, 10:27 AM ET
Ben Carson thinks the Egyptian pyramids were built by the biblical figure Joseph to store grain. But he isn't the only person to ignore the overwhelming evidence about why the pyramids were built.