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08 December 2014, 06:00 PM ET
Your vital signs get checked every time you have a medical condition. One doctor argues these markers of body's condition should be monitored continuously, maybe even before a person has developed a health problem.
08 December 2014, 03:48 PM ET
The origin of life on Earth about 4 billion years ago remains one of the biggest unsolved mysteries of science, but a new study is shedding light on the matter.
08 December 2014, 03:42 PM ET
Researchers say cannabis is not a proven treatment for childhood epilepsy, and people should wait for rigorous studies to decide whether the drug is safe or effective.
08 December 2014, 03:00 PM ET
X-ray video and high-tech computer simulations of a modern bird making tracks reveal the secrets of dinosaur footprint formation.
08 December 2014, 02:39 PM ET
A gang of robbers accused of trying to steal the Dead Sea Scrolls from a cave in the Judean Desert was indicted Sunday (Dec. 7) in Israel.
08 December 2014, 11:38 AM ET
A husband-and-wife tomb dating to the Ming Dynasty contains extraordinarily well-preserved clothing, decorated with elaborate designs, archaeologists reported.
08 December 2014, 10:01 AM ET
Measurements of bone movement on x-ray video taken as guineafowl made footprints shows how dinosaurs may have walked 250 million years ago.
08 December 2014, 08:45 AM ET
That yellow label on your air conditioner is part of a successful, decades-long effort to trim U.S. energy consumption.
08 December 2014, 07:10 AM ET
Physicists have teleported a light particle 15 miles (25 kilometers), making it the farthest quantum teleportation yet.
08 December 2014, 07:02 AM ET
A gamma-ray burst, the most powerful kind of explosion known in the universe, may have triggered a mass extinction on Earth within the past billion years, researchers say.
08 December 2014, 06:58 AM ET
A husband-and-wife tomb dating to the Ming Dynasty has been discovered in China. The tomb contains extraordinarily well-preserved clothing decorated with elaborate designs.
07 December 2014, 07:01 PM ET
Viking women were on board when the ancient Norse sailors colonized new lands, genetic evidence suggests.
07 December 2014, 03:19 PM ET
The start of alcohol consumption, the missing y chromosome and even the auction of a corpse plate are just a few of this weeks cool science stories.
06 December 2014, 12:43 PM ET
Amazing clouds over Amsterdam Island, ancient shell tools and the return of a great water, just a few of the awesome images in science this week.
06 December 2014, 07:57 AM ET
Tracking Santa's progress from chimney to chimney has never been easier, with NORAD keeping its high-tech eyes on jolly ol' St. Nick.
06 December 2014, 12:40 AM ET
The study of anatomy goes all the way back to such luminaries as Galen, da Vinci and Vesalius, but the nature of anatomical research has completely changed since those days.
05 December 2014, 09:52 PM ET
Bariatric surgery is an operation on the stomach and intestine used to treat obesity.
05 December 2014, 09:51 PM ET
Sleep apnea is a condition in which people experience pauses in breathing, or shallow breathing, during sleep.
05 December 2014, 09:41 PM ET
Diabetes is a metabolic disease marked by high blood glucose, also known as blood sugar.
05 December 2014, 09:10 PM ET
Pandas romp in a range of environments, not just one type of forest.
05 December 2014, 08:48 PM ET
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses powerful magnets to realign a body's atoms, which creates a magnetic field that a scanner uses to create a detailed image of the body.
05 December 2014, 08:39 PM ET
Pandas are not as picky as once thought.
05 December 2014, 08:09 PM ET
Removing a tick correctly can lessen the chance of contracting a tick-borne illness.
05 December 2014, 07:00 PM ET
A great horned owl went for an unexpected swim in Lake Michigan this week, after two peregrine falcons forced it into the water, according to Chicago birders who saw the territorial skirmish firsthand.
05 December 2014, 06:00 PM ET
The wreck of a World War II-era cable ship was recently discovered in the waters off Hawaii.
05 December 2014, 04:59 PM ET
The 2012-2014 California drought is the worst to parch central and southern California in the past 1,200 years.
05 December 2014, 02:16 PM ET
Most cases of Lou Gehrig's disease, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), have no known cause, but a new study finds genes may play a larger role in these cases than previously thought.
05 December 2014, 02:00 PM ET
The secret ingredients used in the finishes of 18th century mandolins included algae and lava from Mount Vesuvius.
05 December 2014, 12:07 PM ET
James Watson has a new claim to fame: His Nobel Prize medal just sold for a record-breaking $4.76 million.
05 December 2014, 10:15 AM ET
It's the spacecraft NASA has been waiting for. The space agency's new capsule, designed to help deliver humans to deep space destinations such as Mars someday, has just launched on its rigorous first test flight.
05 December 2014, 09:47 AM ET
California's rain shortfall isn't unprecedented, but its parched soils are. Researchers blame the heat.