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09 September 2014, 09:14 AM ET
Duchess Kate Middleton is pregnant again, about 13 months after giving birth to her first child, but is such a short time between pregnancies healthy?
09 September 2014, 07:49 AM ET
The Arabian Sea, one of the world's greatest fisheries, is now more likely to glow emerald green instead of sapphire blue in winter because its food chain is out of whack.
09 September 2014, 07:23 AM ET
A parasitic fungus known to manipulate the brains of ants doesn't make slavelike "zombies" out of any old host. Turns out, it produces the correct mind-controlling chemical cocktail only when invading their preferred host species.
09 September 2014, 01:55 AM ET
A committee formed by the Nicaraguan government determined that a new, 39-foot-wide (12 meters) crater found near capital city Managua's international airport was blasted out by a space rock strike Saturday night. But experts aren't convinced.
09 September 2014, 01:41 AM ET
Nuclear engineering deals with harnessing the energy released from nuclear reactions. Nuclear engineers work in power production, weapons manufacturing, food production, medical technology and other fields.
09 September 2014, 12:57 AM ET
Need a reason for optimism in the fight against disinformation? Here are one million.
09 September 2014, 12:12 AM ET
With Nestlé now adopting a humane-farming policy, the market for inhumanely raised beef, pork and other meats is shrinking.
08 September 2014, 06:42 PM ET
This past weekend, students from around the world faced off in a competition to test mock Mars rovers designed to explore the surface of the Red Planet.
08 September 2014, 06:00 PM ET
People with high blood sugar may be at a 15 percent increased risk for developing cancer, a new review study finds.
08 September 2014, 04:43 PM ET
A giant dinosaur found in Tanzania once lived during a lush, green period of flowering plants about 100 million years ago, paleontologists report.
08 September 2014, 04:15 PM ET
An uncommon virus has caused clusters of severe respiratory illness among children in at least two U.S. states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
08 September 2014, 03:58 PM ET
Researchers and coal miners excavated Rukwatitan bisepultus, a new species of titanosaurian dinosaur in 2007 and 2008.
08 September 2014, 03:50 PM ET
Toxic tornadoes were spotted in a poisonous cloud of sulfur dioxide gas spewing from Iceland's Holuhraun lava flow on Sept. 3.
08 September 2014, 03:37 PM ET
Are you ready to capture the "supermoon" tonight? This evening, the moon will be at its best — in its full phase and at its closest point to Earth. If you have got a camera ready, it's a prime opportunity to capture a brilliant lunar spectacle.
08 September 2014, 03:03 PM ET
By looking at images of animals in Egypt's archaeological record, scientists found that most extinctions over the last 6,000 years were linked to periods of big change in terms of climate and human civilization.
08 September 2014, 02:52 PM ET
Lower sea ice levels in the Arctic has created new shipping lanes and oil industry opportunities. The wildlife and natives in the area depend on those same waters for their livelihoods.
08 September 2014, 02:30 PM ET
A new particle detector called Belle II could help explain more about New Physics beyond the Standard Model and reveal insights into antimatter.
08 September 2014, 02:30 PM ET
A infrared camera from the Nicarnica Aviation's NicAIR II was used to spot the toxic tornado on Sept. 3, 2014. It whirled volcanic gases and ash particles during an ongoing Holuhraun fissure eruption. Full Story: http://goo.gl/WTP8aH
08 September 2014, 02:21 PM ET
Stephen Hawking warns that the Higgs boson, or "god particle," could end the universe one day.
08 September 2014, 02:17 PM ET
The full Harvest Moon rises tonight (Sept. 8), and even if you can't see it from your own backyard, you can still watch it live online.
08 September 2014, 01:53 PM ET
Big slabs of ice are sliding over and under each other within Europa's ice shell, a new study suggests. The Jovian satellite may thus be the only solar system body besides Earth to possess an active system of plate tectonics.
08 September 2014, 01:07 PM ET
Species are dying off thousands of times faster than they are being created, according to new research that highlights the planet's looming biodiversity crisis. The study also suggests humans are on the verge of causing a sixth mass extinction on Earth.
08 September 2014, 12:56 PM ET
Two female sculptures are uncovered in a Greek tomb that dates to the time of Alexander the Great.
08 September 2014, 12:33 PM ET
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08 September 2014, 11:17 AM ET
Keeping your distance from sick co-workers may not be enough to avoid contact with their germs: A new study shows that viruses quickly spread through offices and other buildings.
08 September 2014, 08:43 AM ET
Most infants begin learning a spoken language from the moment they're born. But as the brain becomes less flexible with age, it's difficult for children to master the sounds and intonation of a second language.
08 September 2014, 08:35 AM ET
Children often learn by observing people around them. Without any instruction many toddlers figure out how to turn on a TV or twist open a door handle. Now, scientists have found that 2- year-olds may also rely on probability to make sense of their world.
08 September 2014, 08:03 AM ET
A famous golden bowl discovered in Iran may have been crushed in the ruins of an Iron Age citadel as enemy soldiers plunged to their deaths while trying to run off with looted treasures, according to a new interpretation.
07 September 2014, 07:18 PM ET
A premium burger may taste better, but is it guilt-free food?
07 September 2014, 09:16 AM ET
Two new lava-spouting fissures opened overnight in Iceland, and NASA’s Terra satellite spied the hotspots from space.
07 September 2014, 07:30 AM ET
In Sweden's Tjuv-Antes cave, bacteria help build fanciful rock formations called dripstones.
07 September 2014, 07:30 AM ET
Bacteria aren't just tenants inside Sweden's Tjuv-Ante's Cave. The microbes are building calcite dripstones on the ceiling.