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12 March 2015, 07:24 AM ET
The Apple Watch will no doubt be a bigger success than previous smartwatches, but may not be quite the cultural phenomenon that the iPhone was, experts say.
12 March 2015, 07:21 AM ET
For some people, the price of a pet's health is never too high. A team of veterinarians in Scotland performed a set of operations on pet goldfish that cost nearly $800.
12 March 2015, 07:20 AM ET
It might be possible to show that "gravity particles" do exist by using superconducting materials, new research shows.
11 March 2015, 05:56 PM ET
New edible marijuana products, which can now be bought legally in some U.S. states, pose health concerns, especially for children, researchers argue.
11 March 2015, 04:59 PM ET
A new view of California's earthquake risk slightly raises the likelihood of big earthquakes in the Golden State, but lowers the chance that people in some regions will feel shaking from smaller magnitude-6.7 quakes.
11 March 2015, 04:41 PM ET
With its delicate touch, created by new soft gripper technology, Empire Robotics' "Versaball" robot is out to make grasping tasks easier for automation, prosthetics and space robotics. You'd probably get very drunk playing a few rounds against this r
11 March 2015, 04:00 PM ET
Long before they shared the landscape with modern humans, Neanderthals in Europe developed a sharp sense of style, wearing eagle claws as jewelry, new evidence suggests.
11 March 2015, 02:54 PM ET
A remarkably well-preserved fossil of 480-million-year-old sea monster is helping researchers understand the evolution of arthropods.
11 March 2015, 02:54 PM ET
A 480-million-year-old fossil is giving paleontologists new insights into a sea monsterlike creature called an anomalocaridid, which is an ancestor of modern-day arthropods such as lobsters and scorpions, a new study finds.
11 March 2015, 02:21 PM ET
One of the earliest animals with a backbone to walk on land may have been more like the modern crocodile than previously thought, according to 3D computer models of its skull, researchers say.
11 March 2015, 01:47 PM ET
This week, panda parents Bai Yun and Gao Gao made their first breeding attempt since 2012.
11 March 2015, 01:35 PM ET
The remains of a baby woolly rhino that roamed the Earth at least 10,000 years ago have been discovered in a frozen riverbank in Siberia, researchers said.
11 March 2015, 01:34 PM ET
A hunter and businessman stumbled across a rare find in a frozen riverbank in Siberia: The remarkably complete remains of a baby woolly rhino.
11 March 2015, 09:35 AM ET
Iron vapor from cosmic impacts during the early days of Earth could have triggered "metal rain" to fall on the newborn planet, researchers say.
11 March 2015, 07:07 AM ET
At least seven snowy owls have been spotted in New York City since December, and scientists are reaping the benefits. By tagging the owls, researchers have learned surprising things about the birds' feeding habits and ecology.
11 March 2015, 07:03 AM ET
Freezing temperatures and snow have turned much of the United States into an icebox. But, beyond keeping people inside and prompting them to bundle up when they venture out, does the cold weather change people's behavior?
11 March 2015, 06:58 AM ET
Isolated glaciers can store liquid water in their upper layers for years, similar to firn aquifers found in Greenland.
10 March 2015, 10:24 PM ET
Heroin is an opiate drug and a high potential for abuse.
10 March 2015, 10:16 PM ET
The San Andreas Fault in California is a strike-slip fault that marks the boundary between two of Earth's tectonic plates.
10 March 2015, 10:05 PM ET
The different ways that the environment gets contaminated.
10 March 2015, 05:20 PM ET
Archaeologists could pull thousands of skeletons out of the ground in London over the next few weeks as they dig up the 450-year-old Bedlam graveyard to make room for a new train line.
10 March 2015, 05:11 PM ET
Weather patterns drew a dividing line between West and East in the United States in February, according to NASA.
10 March 2015, 04:33 PM ET
Archaeologists have uncovered a colorful and ancient tomb in Egypt, the second such discovery within one month, according to a statement released today (March 10) by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities.
10 March 2015, 04:12 PM ET
Stress and depression can take a dangerous toll on the health of people with heart problems, a new study finds.
10 March 2015, 03:49 PM ET
To make way for a new subway station, archaeologists began excavating a graveyard beneath the streets of London. They expect to find about 3,000 graves from the 16th and 17th centuries.
10 March 2015, 03:17 PM ET
The Apple Watch will have a number of health and fitness features, including activity tracking and reminders to get moving, but could the watch really make people healthier?
10 March 2015, 12:29 PM ET
The chameleon's uncanny ability to change color has long mystified people, but now the lizard's secret is out: Chameleons can rapidly change color by adjusting a layer of special cells nestled within their skin, a new study finds.
10 March 2015, 12:23 PM ET
Countless scientists, including the ancient philosopher Aristotle, have wondered how the chameleon changes color. Now, researchers have uncovered the lizard's secret.
10 March 2015, 12:21 PM ET
When presented with an adult male within its line of sight, the male F. pardalis’ skin-colors change. Relaxation after combat also induces color change. Researchers zoomed into a single cell undergoing change, to further understand the color shift.
10 March 2015, 08:01 AM ET
People's brain waves may reveal which movies they like, and even predict which movies will do well at the box office, a new study suggests.
10 March 2015, 07:47 AM ET
For the first time, conservationists have spotted an Amur tiger dad leading his family along a snowy trail in Russia's Far East forests.
09 March 2015, 10:07 PM ET
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is the gradual and permanent loss of kidney function over time, usually over months to years.