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17 April 2014, 06:58 AM ET
Only 25 percent of workers use all of their allotted vacation time and most work while on vacation.
17 April 2014, 03:36 AM ET
Pregnancy lasts about 40 weeks and is divided into three stages, or trimesters, each with unique symptoms and changes in the mother's body and in fetal development.
17 April 2014, 02:48 AM ET
U.S. waters are protected, but what counts as U.S. waters?
17 April 2014, 02:36 AM ET
Forget about anti-ageing creams and hair treatments. If you want to stay young, get a fast spaceship. That is what Einstein’s Theory of Relativity predicted a century ago, and it is commonly known as “twin paradox”.
17 April 2014, 02:17 AM ET
The salt debate has filled the pages of health magazines and newspapers for years. So where are we in the salt debate?
17 April 2014, 01:22 AM ET
If you’re one of the thousands of smartphone users experiencing battery drain, you’d have been pleased to read that Tel Aviv-based start-up StoreDot recently unveiled a prototype charger that fully charges a Samsung Galaxy 4 battery in around 30 seconds.
16 April 2014, 06:55 PM ET
At least one in 20 U.S. adults, or 12 million people yearly, may be misdiagnosed when they go to see their doctors, a new study suggests.
16 April 2014, 06:53 PM ET
A distant group of hot, young stars cause a cloud of hydrogen gas to glow a rosy red 7,300 light-years from Earth in the latest amazing view from a telescope in Chile.
16 April 2014, 06:46 PM ET
The Landsat 8 satellite captured images of five volcanoes all erupting at once on Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula. The region has dozens of active volcanoes.
16 April 2014, 06:05 PM ET
A massive great white shark has been spotted swimming close to an Australian beach, scaring the locals and forcing the beach to close.
16 April 2014, 05:25 PM ET
The Timex Ironman Run Trainer 2.0 is a GPS-enabled watch that runners of all levels can use to log workouts and measure their performance by viewing data about time, distance and heart rate. Here is how the watch performed in several categories.
16 April 2014, 05:04 PM ET
In a highly emotional situation like a school shooting, it can be difficult to separate fact from speculation. What does science have to say about school shootings and violence?
16 April 2014, 05:00 PM ET
Rates of certain serious, diabetes-related health problems have decreased substantially in the last two decades, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
16 April 2014, 05:00 PM ET
A new species is the oldest and smallest of an ancient group of mammal ancestors, the caseids. The discovery helps fill in the blanks of evolution from a carnivorous to herbivorous lifestyle.
16 April 2014, 05:00 PM ET
Plastic surgeons reattached the ear of a woman after it was torn off during a pit bull attack, suturing together a tiny artery to bring blood flow to the ear and using leeches to drain the spent blood.
16 April 2014, 05:00 PM ET
A young man in Brazil who suffered from throbbing headaches and vision problems for 10 years turned out to have stone-like build-ups of calcium in his brain.
16 April 2014, 04:37 PM ET
The jet stream's plunging pattern is a long-standing natural phenomenon. However, new findings also suggest that global warming may boost the frequency or intensity of the curves, which would mean more extreme winter weather in the United States and Canad
16 April 2014, 03:43 PM ET
Goats might be smarter than one would think, as they can quickly learn and remember how to perform certain tasks, a new study suggests.
16 April 2014, 03:13 PM ET
A group of researchers discovered a dead nose-horned viper with a centipede's head sticking out of its ruptured abdomen. After a post-mortem, the scientists think it's possible that the centipede quite literally eviscerated the snake from the inside out.
16 April 2014, 01:37 PM ET
Grunting, clawing, and sensing a hair-covered body with cloven feet and elongated nails are symptoms of people who strongly believe they are werewolves. A researcher dug through the annals of psychiatry to find how common the condition is.
16 April 2014, 01:30 PM ET
Despite frozen shutters and cracking film, Victor Rogus captured the 2000 lunar eclipse.
16 April 2014, 01:00 PM ET
Sharks are usually thought of as primitive creatures, sometimes called "living fossils." But a new study of a 325-million-year-old shark fossil — the most complete of its kind — suggests modern sharks have evolved significantly from their bony ancestors.
16 April 2014, 12:49 PM ET
Filmmaker Kai Staats joins leading researchers from the LIGO team to share the motivations behind "LIGO: A Passion for Understanding."
16 April 2014, 12:17 PM ET
Bats' ability to fly may protect the organisms from becoming ill with a range of viruses known to be deadly to humans, including Ebola and rabies, according to a new hypothesis.
16 April 2014, 11:47 AM ET
They don't have gaping maws or fearsome talons. But don't be fooled. These sponges — though they look like fuzzy twigs — are killers. Scientists found four new species of carnivorous sponges that prey on small animals on the seafloor.
16 April 2014, 11:25 AM ET
From levitating a car with water from fire hoses to sprinkling salt on a dead frog's legs to make them twitch, the Science Channel show "Outrageous Acts of Science" explains the science behind YouTube videos that would make your jaw drop.
16 April 2014, 10:02 AM ET
Researchers have deciphered the earliest known contract to fix a wrestling match between two teenagers who had reached the final bout of a prestigious series of games in Egypt, dating to A.D. 267.
16 April 2014, 07:31 AM ET
Looking for a job? Here are 50 online careers most in demand on Freelancer.com.
16 April 2014, 03:04 AM ET
Herbs and other diet supplements are the most commonly types of complementary medicine in the United States.
16 April 2014, 02:27 AM ET
You can learn a lot about volcanoes by studying explosions. The more we can learn about their explosive behaviour, the more chance we have of saving lives when they suddenly erupt.
16 April 2014, 02:21 AM ET
There is always hope that scientific innovations will help solve global problems. So can scientists help solve the globe’s ultimate problem: eliminate extreme poverty?
16 April 2014, 12:00 AM ET
Teenagers who most strongly conform to ideas about gender marketed by certain industries may be more likely to engage in behaviors that pose risks to their health.