13 August 2014, 09:09 AM ET
U.S. Army aircrews may no longer have to choose between staying safe and staying cool thanks to a new personal cooling system, worn underneath body armor.
13 August 2014, 09:04 AM ET
For the first time in history the Fields Medal, the equivalent of the Nobel Prize for mathematics, will be awarded to a woman, Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian mathematician and a professor at Stanford University.
13 August 2014, 12:06 AM ET
Measuring 10 feet long and weighing in at more than 400 pounds, it's hard to imagine that the arapaima, the largest fish in the Amazon River basin, could ever go missing. But these huge fish are quickly disappearing from Brazilian waterways.
12 August 2014, 10:34 PM ET
The amount of water at the Earth’s surface is pretty constant, but in many parts of the developed world we are running out of the right sort of water, and our ability to access it.
12 August 2014, 08:40 PM ET
To capture celestial conjunctions, you only need a tripod and camera.
12 August 2014, 07:43 PM ET
Distraction saps the quality of your work, not just the speed.
12 August 2014, 07:01 PM ET
People overwhelmingly prefer symmetrical faces to asymmetrical ones, leading to the hypothesis that symmetry is a sign of health. However, new research suggests that health and facial symmetry aren't linked at all.
12 August 2014, 04:36 PM ET
The possibility that someone as talented and successful as Williams may have committed suicide shows that no one is immune to depression.
12 August 2014, 04:30 PM ET
NASA researchers have created a detailed atmospheric simulation that may one day help them predict the weather with high accuracy.
12 August 2014, 04:14 PM ET
Religious people are less likely than nonreligious people to report using pornography, but those who do use it are more likely to say they are addicted to porn, a new study finds.
12 August 2014, 03:52 PM ET
After serving nearly 30 years as a doorstop for a nuclear physicist, a 210-million-year-old hunk of pink petrified wood has been recognized as the first fossilized fire scar ever recognized.
12 August 2014, 03:43 PM ET
Photos of the first fire-scarred petrified wood ever found, from a national forest in Utah.
12 August 2014, 03:43 PM ET
Giving experimental treatments to patients infected with Ebola in West Africa is, indeed, the ethical thing to do, even though the risks and benefits of these treatments are unknown, a panel of experts has decided.
12 August 2014, 03:31 PM ET
Poison ivy is a toxic plant that causes an itchy and sometimes painful rash in most people when they touch it.
12 August 2014, 03:18 PM ET
Just in time for World Elephant Day (Aug. 12), New York today banned the sale of ivory in the state.
12 August 2014, 11:20 AM ET
The tough little Antarctic midge has only 99 million base pairs in its genome, making it the owner of the smallest insect genome ever sequenced. The midge lacks repetitive DNA segments once called 'junk DNA,' perhaps because of its extreme lifestyle.
12 August 2014, 11:00 AM ET
Geckos can quickly turn the stickiness of their feet on and off, a new study finds.
12 August 2014, 10:59 AM ET
Supercomputer simulation (called 'Nature Run 2') of Category-4 Typhoon Haitang (July 2005), based on 7 days of NASA's GOES-5 satellite data, shows winds peaking at ~160mph. Simulation Details: http://goo.gl/LWgggE
12 August 2014, 10:21 AM ET
Astronaut candidates have to undergo a psychological evaluation to determine if they have what it takes to fly on a NASA mission. How does the agency choose people with the right stuff?
12 August 2014, 09:44 AM ET
LGBT Americans are significantly less likely to identify themselves as religious, according to a new Gallup Poll.
12 August 2014, 09:41 AM ET
Smoking an electronic cigarette may come with unforeseen risks, such as exploding charging devices and accidental poisonings from nicotine exposure.
12 August 2014, 09:34 AM ET
From tennis shoes to banana bunches, some strange things have been known to wash up on beaches. But one of the strangest has to be the two-headed dolphin whose carcass was recently found on a beach in Turkey, according to Turkish media reports.
12 August 2014, 09:07 AM ET
Why are young adults so obsessed with "The Hunger Games," "Harry Potter" and "Twilight" fantasy series? Maybe it's because they're obsessed with death, some psychologists say.
12 August 2014, 08:14 AM ET
Villagers discovered the cemetery while digging a ditch near the Nile River in Sudan. Archaeologists have found a box decorated with large eyes believed to protect against the "evil eye," a silver ring and a tomb with bones of a man wearing a thumb ring.
12 August 2014, 08:07 AM ET
The cemetery yielded beautiful treasures, including an "evil eye" box, a silver ring and other goods for the afterlife. The cemetery, with several underground tombs, was discovered while workers were digging a ditch near modern-day Dangeil in Sudan.
11 August 2014, 09:00 PM ET
Anorexia nervosa involves an obsession with food and weight that can end up consuming a person's life.
11 August 2014, 08:21 PM ET
The actor Robin Williams died today (Aug. 11). Williams, who was 63, was found in his home near Tiburon, California.
11 August 2014, 06:24 PM ET
Asthma is a condition in which a person's airways are inflamed, which can cause coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath.
11 August 2014, 05:09 PM ET
Some overweight and obese preschoolers may already have risk factors for heart disease and diabetes, a new study from Italy suggest.
11 August 2014, 04:25 PM ET
Older women who exercise -- even less than the recommended amount -- still decrease their risk of developing breast cancer, a new study finds.
11 August 2014, 04:05 PM ET
For decades, researchers have used the Turing test to evaluate how well a machine can think like a human. But this gauge of artificial intelligence is 60 years old, and is in dire need of an update, experts say.
11 August 2014, 04:00 PM ET
Babies' brains grow by 1 percent each day beginning right after infants are born, according to a new study that aimed to map newborns' brains during their first three months of life.