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20 August 2015, 07:41 AM ET
People who have fewer moles may be at higher risk for aggressive skin cancer than those with more moles, according to a new study.
20 August 2015, 05:31 AM ET
A marine scientist is dwarfed by what is being called the biggest shark ever caught on camera in a recent video taken near Mexico's Guadalupe Island. How did this 20-foot-long (6 meters) great white Internet sensation become such a behemoth?
20 August 2015, 02:28 AM ET
Vitamin B6 is important to maintaining a healthy body and developing a healthy brain.
19 August 2015, 07:05 PM ET
The "smart drug" modafinil improves performance on long and complex tasks, and also enhances decision-making and planning skills in certain people, a new study finds.
19 August 2015, 05:54 PM ET
Finally, there's a crowdfunding campaign for people who want to watch giant robots fight to the death.
19 August 2015, 05:46 PM ET
Megabots, Inc., a Boston-based company, is building a huge, human-operated "battle bot" for an upcoming robot duel.
19 August 2015, 05:08 PM ET
Although genetically modified organisms (GMOs) themselves don't appear to have ill effects on human health, some researchers argue that the herbicides used on these crops are an overlooked health threat.
19 August 2015, 02:00 PM ET
Vomiting creates a fine spray of airborne virus particles, a vomit device proves.
19 August 2015, 12:35 PM ET
The first-ever bloom of a stinky "corpse flower" in the Rocky Mountain region is happening here today (Aug. 19).
19 August 2015, 12:08 PM ET
Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a "vomiting device" to study the transmission of norovirus -- the dreaded stomach bug that causes diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and stomach pain.
19 August 2015, 11:46 AM ET
A giant "corpse flower" is blooming at the Denver Botanic Gardens, in Colorado.
19 August 2015, 09:30 AM ET
Dogs may play catch, obey commands and even share the occasional dessert with their owners, but can they understand simple interactions between people?
19 August 2015, 07:37 AM ET
The slender hummingbird tongue has been misunderstood for more than 180 years, a new study finds.
19 August 2015, 07:36 AM ET
The exact way hummingbird tongues work has long eluded scientists — until now.
19 August 2015, 07:31 AM ET
An outbreak of a rare and fatal brain disease tied to human growth hormone treatments in the 1950s through the 1980s continues even today, decades after the hormone treatments were stopped.
19 August 2015, 07:27 AM ET
Marijuana is burning in California, but nobody feels buzzed about it.
18 August 2015, 07:32 PM ET
Vitamin K is known as the “blood-clotting vitamin” for its important role in healing wounds.
18 August 2015, 07:04 PM ET
Certain spiders have evolved a novel way of gliding through their rainforest habitat.
18 August 2015, 07:01 PM ET
The "Flattie" spider (Selenops spp.) has the ability to change direction in mid-air by moving its front legs. They live in the tropical rain forest canopy and have developed this ability to avoid landing on the on the forest understory.
18 August 2015, 03:49 PM ET
A river in Myanmar appears swollen with monsoon rain in a new photo taken from space.
18 August 2015, 02:56 PM ET
Teens who "vape," or use electronic cigarettes may be more likely to start smoking regular cigarettes than teens who have never tried e-cigarettes, according to a new study.
18 August 2015, 02:56 PM ET
New research has revealed that the hummingbird tongue "acts as a tiny pump" instead of the long-standing "capillary tube" belief. Several variety of hummingbirds were studied to make the find.
18 August 2015, 02:10 PM ET
An astrophotographer spotted a beautifully-formed solar prominence that looks like a giant version of the famous Parisian landmark.
18 August 2015, 11:49 AM ET
Fossils of one of the oldest flowering plants on Earth date back to the early Cretaceous period, approximately 125 million to 130 million years ago.
18 August 2015, 11:15 AM ET
There are five medications approved in the U.S. for the long-term treatment of obesity, but none can take the weight off without the help of diet and exercise.
18 August 2015, 11:00 AM ET
Scientists have discovered the oldest known fossil of a hand bone yet to resemble that of a modern human. The hand belonged to an unknown human relative who would've been much taller and larger than any of its contemporaries.
18 August 2015, 10:58 AM ET
Officials are pulling out pieces of the CSS Georgia, a Confederate warship, from the depths of the Savannah River, 150 years after the ship's crew deliberately sunk it.
18 August 2015, 09:25 AM ET
The mystery surrounding the ancient rock paintings of Utah's Black Dragon Canyon has finally been solved.
18 August 2015, 09:02 AM ET
Creationists and researchers have long debated how to interpret the rock art adorning Black Dragon Canyon in Utah.
18 August 2015, 07:47 AM ET
A line of longitude on maps called the Prime Meridian of the World has shifted 334 feet to the east, thanks to satellite measurements.
18 August 2015, 07:17 AM ET
Using giant vats of organic liquid buried under a mountain in Italy, scientists have shed new light on the origins of ghostly particles known as neutrinos generated by the Earth. The finding may reveal how radioactive elements affect Earth's interior heat
17 August 2015, 06:58 PM ET
For many parts of California, an end to the cycle of drought may just be wishful thinking.