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07 August 2014, 01:17 AM ET
Swashbuckling aside, there is a science to crafting accurate swordfights for cinema, stage and print.
06 August 2014, 07:38 PM ET
When someone does wrong, whether we want to punish them severely or let them off easy is reflected in activity in certain regions of the brain, a new study shows.
06 August 2014, 05:49 PM ET
About a third of women who carry mutations in a gene called PALB2 will develop breast cancer during their lifetime, a new study finds.
06 August 2014, 05:31 PM ET
People with a type of rare and fatal brain disorder linked to the consumption of tainted beef have prions — infectious proteins that cause the disease — in their urine, a new study finds.
06 August 2014, 04:45 PM ET
Sometimes a smile could backfire and make a person feel worse, suggests a new study showing that people who grin a lot even though they are feeling down may see a dip in well-being.
06 August 2014, 04:43 PM ET
An algae bloom that turned Toledo's water supply toxic is seen in Lake Erie in new satellite imagery. A ban on drinking the city's water was lifted Monday (August 4).
06 August 2014, 04:02 PM ET
Wildfires raging over northern California have created huge pyrocumulus clouds.
06 August 2014, 03:53 PM ET
A panel of experts will assemble next week to discuss the ethics of using experimental treatments for Ebola during the current outbreak in West Africa, according to the World Health Organization.
06 August 2014, 01:41 PM ET
In the "twilight zone" of the deep ocean, strange glowing sharks have evolved eyes that are adapted for seeing complex patterns of light in the dark, new research reveals.
06 August 2014, 01:01 PM ET
An international team of scientists has announced a breakthrough in understanding how toxic mercury disperses in the ocean.
06 August 2014, 12:51 PM ET
The 'experimental serum' that doctors gave to two American patients who contracted Ebola is in very limited supply, and it will not be available for general use, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
06 August 2014, 10:59 AM ET
For the first time, physicists have used an equation to map the path quantum particles are most likely to take when changing from one quantum state to another.
06 August 2014, 10:15 AM ET
From driving cars to caring for the elderly, many of the tasks humans perform today will soon be taken over by robots and other forms of artificial intelligence, experts say. But a new report finds that people disagree about whether that future will be an
06 August 2014, 08:31 AM ET
An astronomer and a graphic artist have teamed up to turn powerful explosions in distant galaxies into spellbinding music and animations. The unique celestial compositions are psychedelic and strangely beautiful.
06 August 2014, 08:15 AM ET
In 2012, filmmaker James Cameron made a dangerous dive to the deepest pit in the ocean. But with the release of a new movie about his journey, perhaps Cameron's most challenging quest yet is getting the public interested in ocean exploration.
06 August 2014, 08:13 AM ET
Director and explorer James Cameron became the first person to complete a solo sub dive to the deepest point in the ocean, Challenger Deep. Cameron documented his record-setting voyage in a new film, "Deepsea Challenge 3D."
06 August 2014, 07:50 AM ET
The human remains inside a wooden museum box were originally discovered in 1929 at the Ur site in Iraq. Scientists have dubbed the skeleton "Noah," as the perhaps 50-year-old man likely lived after a massive flood occurred at the site.
06 August 2014, 07:41 AM ET
A 6,500-year-old skeleton rediscovered in the basement of the Penn Museum in Philadelphia was originally unearthed in 1929-1930 by a team of scientists led by Sir Leonard Woolley at the site of Ur in what is now southern Iraq.
06 August 2014, 04:27 AM ET
Ebola can theoretically be transmitted through sexual intercourse, but that's a particularly unlikely route given that people aren't infectious until they feel sick.
05 August 2014, 07:05 PM ET
Results of a study of aspirin use and deaths from cancer and other diseases.
05 August 2014, 07:02 PM ET
The barrel jellyfish, isn't just the largest jelly found in the waters around the United Kingdom, it's also one of the animal kingdom's most strategic searchers, according to a new study.
05 August 2014, 07:01 PM ET
Fossils from a fox-sized dinosaur have been discovered in what is now Venezuela. The dinosaur remains suggest these beasts lived in herds and that they advanced quickly across the globe after a mass extinction.
05 August 2014, 07:01 PM ET
The new two-legged dinosaur, which lived about 200 million years ago, suggests dinosaurs lived in herds and that the beasts advanced quickly across the globe after a mass extinction claimed at least half of all species on Earth, researchers say.
05 August 2014, 07:00 PM ET
The potential benefits of taking a daily dose of aspirin for cancer prevention may outweigh the risks, a new study suggests. But doctors are divided on whether such findings mean that everyone should start taking a pill every day.
05 August 2014, 05:26 PM ET
Older people with depression may benefit more from playing computer games aimed at improving their thinking skills than from taking an antidepressant drug, a new study suggests.
05 August 2014, 04:02 PM ET
A woman began having three to five spontaneous orgasms daily after she started taking a drug to treat her Parkinson's disease.
05 August 2014, 03:27 PM ET
A Canadian project centered around a hitchhiking robot aims to explore the state of artificial intelligence and the culture of human kindness.
05 August 2014, 02:55 PM ET
A hitchhiking robot, named hitchBOT, is making his way across Canada, relying on the kindness of strangers to give him a ride. Among other things, the project is designed to investigate how humans interact with artificial intelligence technology.
05 August 2014, 02:51 PM ET
Gluten-free foods can contain no more than 20 parts per million of gluten, according to a new rule from the FDA that goes into affect today (Aug.5).
05 August 2014, 02:28 PM ET
Some aspects of musical talent are built into the genes, and perhaps cannot be improved much upon with practice, researchers said.
05 August 2014, 02:03 PM ET
The coyote is a clever animal that has adapted well to growing human populations and habitat loss.
05 August 2014, 02:00 PM ET
Narcissists can be reliably identified using just one quick survey question, new research suggests.