07 April 2015, 12:43 PM ET
A remarkable heat wave warmed Antarctica's northernmost peninsula to slightly above 63 degrees Fahrenheit (17.5 degrees Celsius) two weeks ago — a record high for the normally cold continent.
07 April 2015, 12:09 PM ET
A new study identifies a number of mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes that may help doctors provide women with more precise estimates of their cancer risk.
07 April 2015, 10:06 AM ET
Silkpunk brings ox sinew and silk to a world of imagined technologies.
07 April 2015, 09:59 AM ET
To control the Islands of Dara, you must first master its airships.
07 April 2015, 07:28 AM ET
Whether they're designing flying cars or teleporters, aspiring young inventors will have the chance to share their visions for the technology of the future, as part of a nationwide challenge hosted by the makers of Disney's upcoming film "Tomorrowland" an
07 April 2015, 07:27 AM ET
A new analysis of long-necked dinosaurs suggests that the Brontosaurus name was wrongly retired 100 years ago. It's a proposal that excites some paleontologists and leaves others skeptical.
07 April 2015, 04:01 AM ET
A number of supplements marketed for weight loss and improved athletic performance contain a synthetic compound that is similar to the drug amphetamine.
06 April 2015, 10:13 PM ET
Quinoa, a plant from the Andes, is packed with protein, fiber and various vitamins and minerals.
06 April 2015, 09:41 PM ET
Radio waves are a type of electromagnetic radiation. The best-known use of radio waves is for communication.
06 April 2015, 07:44 PM ET
Prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in men: Almost 240,000 men in the United States are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year.
06 April 2015, 07:08 PM ET
Many women who find out they have breast cancer want to know more about genetic testing, new research finds.
06 April 2015, 06:40 PM ET
The world's oldest person, an Arkansas woman named Gertrude Weaver, died at age 116 on Monday, according to news reports. Weaver had something in common with the woman who now holds the title of the world's oldest person: both attributed their longevity t
06 April 2015, 05:05 PM ET
The water beneath Antarctica's thick ice may be dark and chilly, but it still harbors a surprising amount of sea life, including sea stars, sponges and anemones, according to a new underwater robotic expedition.
06 April 2015, 05:00 PM ET
Researchers scoured the medical literature, looking for long-term, rigorous studies of weight loss programs. Here's what they found.
06 April 2015, 04:31 PM ET
Animals come in all different shapes and sizes, but only a few can change their shapes.
06 April 2015, 04:27 PM ET
When exposed to cigarette smoke, MRSA bacteria get stronger, a new study finds.
06 April 2015, 03:47 PM ET
In the moments before death, conventional wisdom says that as the heart stops beating and blood stops flowing, the rest of the body slowly shuts down. But a new study suggests this view may in fact be wrong.
06 April 2015, 03:03 PM ET
Much of western Canada's glacial ice could disappear by the end of the 21st century.
06 April 2015, 02:09 PM ET
A Georgia Institute of Technology robotic vehicle, named Icefin, was deployed 1640+ feet below the Ross Ice Shelf to the seafloor and it found sea stars, sponges, anemones and more.
06 April 2015, 12:32 PM ET
Ghostly faces and lines of verse previously invisible have been uncovered in the "Black Book of Carmarthen," the oldest surviving medieval manuscript written solely in Welsh. The book holds some of the earliest references to Arthur and Merlin.
06 April 2015, 12:03 PM ET
A 750-year-old medieval manuscript, the oldest surviving medieval text written solely in Welsh, has revealed even more intrigue, as researchers have uncovered once-hidden ghostly faces and text on the vellum pages.
06 April 2015, 11:00 AM ET
Doing a few hours of exercise every week will probably help you live longer, but doing a whole lot more exercise doesn't provide much extra benefit, according to a new study.
06 April 2015, 09:04 AM ET
Colorful, spiky and only a few inches long, three new lizard species discovered in the Andes may be the cutest dragon stand-ins on Earth.
06 April 2015, 07:55 AM ET
For millennia, the salty, mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea have drawn visitors and health pilgrims to its shores. But in recent years, gaping chasms have been opening up without warning along its banks, posing a threat to such visitors and tourism in g
06 April 2015, 07:52 AM ET
The Dead Sea, famous for salty water (almost 10 times as salty as the ocean), and for having the lowest elevation on Earth at 1,407 feet (429 meters) below sea level, is shrinking. And with it, giant sinkholes have been forming on its shores without warni
06 April 2015, 02:16 AM ET
People who buy breastmilk online for their babies may be getting something they didn't ask for.
05 April 2015, 11:41 AM ET
After more than two years of maintenance and upgrade work, the Large Hadron Collider has come back to life and will run at higher energies than ever. The ring-shaped collider produces conditions just milliseconds after the Big Bang.
04 April 2015, 11:28 PM ET
A medieval graveyard under Cambridge University, clumsy tarantulas and at the keys to long life are just a few of the coolest stories in science this week.
04 April 2015, 10:31 AM ET
Some people will be celebrating Easter this Sunday. Some scientists, meanwhile, will be celebrating the birthday of the humble bacterium Helicobacter pylori.
04 April 2015, 10:07 AM ET
Polar bears and blue-blooded octopus, extreme creatures and lightning strikes, so many cool science images to choose from!
04 April 2015, 12:15 AM ET
For Richard Feynman, it was his father who inspired him to find answers to the world's unanswered questions.
03 April 2015, 09:19 PM ET
After years of hearing veggies are better for you than red meat, the national dietary guidelines may finally reflect that conclusion.