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08 May 2015, 02:00 PM ET
In the future, back pain might be treated with implants that deliver drugs right where it hurts, which would make taking pills a thing of the past.
08 May 2015, 12:49 PM ET
For the second year in a row, more parents have donned their boys with the name Noah than any other name, the Social Security Administration announced this morning (May 8).
08 May 2015, 12:00 PM ET
A British-built "jetbike" powered by a helicopter engine will take part in a speed test in late May, in preparation for an attempt to break the world two-wheeled land speed record in Utah later this year. 
08 May 2015, 11:02 AM ET
The list of the year's most popular baby names is in. Here's a look at the boy and girl names most parents chose, with Noah and Emma taking top spots.
08 May 2015, 10:16 AM ET
Radar waves helped search and rescue teams find and save four people trapped in collapsed buildings after the Nepal earthquake.
08 May 2015, 07:41 AM ET
From a greater sense of purpose in a life to heart-repairing fetal cells, being a mom has lots of perks.
08 May 2015, 01:58 AM ET
Calculus is a branch of mathematics that explores variables and how they change by looking at them in infinitely small pieces.
08 May 2015, 12:01 AM ET
Babies in the United States are more likely to be born during work hours than during off hours, a finding that suggests that medical interventions — such as C-sections — are playing a role in when babies are born.
07 May 2015, 08:33 PM ET
Thermodynamics is the branch of physics that deals with the relationships between heat and other forms of energy.
07 May 2015, 04:57 PM ET
Augmentin is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that works against many common infections, including strep throat, ear infections and pneumonia.
07 May 2015, 04:52 PM ET
Facts and information about the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan.
07 May 2015, 04:30 PM ET
An American doctor who recovered from Ebola developed serious eye problems months later, as a result of the virus lingering in the eye, according to a new report of the case.
07 May 2015, 03:15 PM ET
The shiny, fossilized brains of two ancient sea-monsterlike creatures are helping researchers understand how the ancestors of modern-day arthropods, such as scorpions and lobsters, evolved, as shown in a new study.
07 May 2015, 03:10 PM ET
Using cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM), scientists have captured the most detailed image yet of protein structures. This might "revolutionize drug development," according to The National Cancer Institute.
07 May 2015, 03:10 PM ET
Researchers can now spy on proteins at nearly the level of their individual atoms, thanks to a new microscope technique.
07 May 2015, 02:53 PM ET
Getting vaccinated against measles may also help you avoid other diseases as well, a new study shows.
07 May 2015, 02:04 PM ET
Many people today get their news via Facebook, but most probably give little thought to how the social media network filters the stories they see.
07 May 2015, 01:26 PM ET
Astronomers have spotted a dead star polluted with heavy elements, suggesting that the star recently chowed down on a water-laced asteroid.
07 May 2015, 01:20 PM ET
Scientists at space agencies across the world are using satellite images and other technologies to aid those affected by Nepal's earthquake.
07 May 2015, 11:42 AM ET
More Americans are taking vitamin D supplements, but could people get sick from it?
07 May 2015, 08:32 AM ET
A sinkhole in Madagascar contained hundreds of fossils of extinct primates, hippos, rodents and the island's largest predatory cat.
07 May 2015, 06:54 AM ET
A newly translated report reveals the dodo bird was not the only wacky animal inhabitant of the island of Mauritius: Bad-tempered parrots, wart-faced pigeons and several other now-extinct but noteworthy indigenous animals called this land home.
07 May 2015, 06:52 AM ET
The dodo bird likely had some company on the Mauritius Island, say researchers who found writings about bad-tempered parrots and warty pigeons, among other descriptions of island life in the 16th and 17th centuries.
07 May 2015, 06:45 AM ET
A massive whale's nerves can unfold and recoil like a bungee cord, explaining how they can balloon their mouths while feeding.
07 May 2015, 12:11 AM ET
The ivory trade is taking a hit as Chinese social media ramps up to protect elephants.
06 May 2015, 11:35 PM ET
In China, social media is changing ivory's social status.
06 May 2015, 09:43 PM ET
A subduction zone is a collision between two of Earth's tectonic plates, where one plate sinks into the mantle underneath the other plate.
06 May 2015, 06:00 PM ET
Every spring, red-sided garter snakes leave their hibernation burrows to engage in a frenzied jumble of mating. But doing the deed is no easy feat for males.
06 May 2015, 04:24 PM ET
Global carbon dioxide levels have now officially reached the 400 ppm level, a first for the planet.
06 May 2015, 03:58 PM ET
The Ebola virus can live on surfaces in hospitals for up to two weeks, a new study suggests.
06 May 2015, 03:43 PM ET
Depression and bipolar disorder can both cause people to go through periods of extreme sadness and despair, and even mental health experts may find it difficult to distinguish between the two disorders. But new research suggests these conditions may have
06 May 2015, 03:27 PM ET
Going through puberty is hard for transgender kids, but hormone blockers can delay puberty while both the youth and the parents decide the best path forward.