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19 August 2014, 01:02 AM ET
Both research and popular media tell us that emotions and eating are intrinsically related. How many times have we seen a character in a TV show reaching for the ice-cream tub when feeling particularly down or after a breakup?
19 August 2014, 12:38 AM ET
As glaciers fade and trees struggle with disease infestations, Montana is struggling to come to terms with climate change.
18 August 2014, 07:02 PM ET
Some of the oldest living organisms on Earth are also some of the most beautiful.
18 August 2014, 05:11 PM ET
Americans living in politically liberal states and those in conservative states have an equally low understanding of abortion's health effects and the laws regarding the procedure, a new national survey finds.
18 August 2014, 04:48 PM ET
Botox can be used for spasmodic muscle contraction, overactive bladder and smoothing wrinkles, and has a fairly low rate of side effects.
18 August 2014, 04:27 PM ET
There's a lot of research that indicates aspirin is good for many ailments, but it can have side effects.
18 August 2014, 04:27 PM ET
The rates of hospitalizations and deaths from heart disease and stroke in the U.S. have declined dramatically in the past two decades, a new study has found.
18 August 2014, 04:01 PM ET
In search of deep time, Rachel Sussman has photographed some of the oldest living things on the planet.
18 August 2014, 03:58 PM ET
The iconic, walnut shape of our brains may depend on two simple physical parameters, researchers say.
18 August 2014, 03:52 PM ET
The U.S. Navy recently conducted its first successful tests of drones and jets operating together aboard an aircraft carrier. The test flights took place Sunday (Aug. 17) aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt.
18 August 2014, 03:40 PM ET
Pygmy traits independently evolved many times among different peoples around the world, because shorter heights may have helped them live in rainforests, researchers say.
18 August 2014, 03:36 PM ET
The insatiable demand for ivory is causing a dramatic decline in the number of African elephants. Poachers are hunting the animal faster than it can reproduce, a new study finds.
18 August 2014, 03:03 PM ET
Octopuses and squid possess the amazing ability to blend in with their surroundings, but now, researchers have created a man-made system that mimics this form of camouflage.
18 August 2014, 03:00 PM ET
The standard polio vaccine may not always work, according to a new study showing vaccinations didn't prevent polio in people in the Republic of the Congo during an outbreak there in 2010.
18 August 2014, 02:36 PM ET
Using a temperature-sensitive dye and array of photosensors on a thin flexible electronic surface, researchers developed a type of camouflage that mimics that of cephalopods.
18 August 2014, 02:21 PM ET
A bizarre ancient worm finally finds its place in the tree of life. Hallucigenia sparsa is such a strange specimen that its head was originally thought to be its tail, but researchers now know that it was the ancestor of modern velvet worms.
18 August 2014, 02:09 PM ET
Intense rumbling under Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano has prompted the country's Met Office to raise the volcano's eruption risk level to orange today.
18 August 2014, 02:02 PM ET
The chance that a person with Ebola will spread the disease on an airplane is small, according to a new statement from the World Health Organization.
18 August 2014, 12:43 PM ET
Summer speed limits could reduce roadkill deaths for the rare Hine's emerald dragonfly, an endangered species.
18 August 2014, 11:18 AM ET
A dragonfly tumbles after a roadway collision with a University of South Dakota researcher's truck in Door County, Wisconsin. Summer speed limits could reduce roadkill deaths for the Hine's emerald dragonfly, an endangered species.
18 August 2014, 10:01 AM ET
Say goodbye to glasses. A new "vision-correcting display" can bring the images on your device's screen into focus without a trip to the eye doctor.
18 August 2014, 08:43 AM ET
While difficult to diagnose, sepsis tops the list of causes of death in American intensive care units. Researchers are working at many levels to find better ways to diagnose and treat this severe condition.
18 August 2014, 08:03 AM ET
The Mexican Jesus statue, which contains real human teeth, was likely made during the 18th century, though exactly how it came by real teeth is a mystery.
18 August 2014, 07:52 AM ET
The Mexican Jesus statue, which contains real human teeth, was likely made during the 18th century, though exactly how it came by real teeth is a mystery.
18 August 2014, 07:49 AM ET
Richard III ruled England for just two years and two months before he was killed. And yet, during his short time wearing the crown, Richard certainly ate like a king, a new study finds.
17 August 2014, 06:48 PM ET
More and more, agricultural patents are used to increase the control these and similar companies wield over access to the seeds with which farmers feed the world and – especially in the Global South – themselves and their families.
17 August 2014, 02:18 PM ET
People with one type of hair loss, called alopecia areata, could benefit from treatment with a drug called ruxolitinib, according to a new study. In early experiments, hair regrew in people with the condition.
17 August 2014, 02:04 AM ET
Robot construction, the cause of Antarctic earthquakes and the pharaohs' rise to power are some of the best articles in Science this week.
16 August 2014, 02:11 PM ET
Women who look for extramarital affairs are seeking sex and passion, and are not unhappy with their marriages overall, new research suggests. Rather than divorce their husbands, they have a sexual affair.
16 August 2014, 11:47 AM ET
Even though they won’t be controlled by humanoid robots, the software that will run driverless cars raises many ethical challenges.
16 August 2014, 10:24 AM ET
Ancient, extinct fractal creatures, a triple hit of cuteness and real-life terminators are just a few of our favorite awesome science images this week.
16 August 2014, 12:01 AM ET
Mini drones are not yet appearing in our skies on a daily basis but they certainly are a rapidly growing trend.