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17 July 2014, 01:55 PM ET
In the movie "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," a brilliant, mutant chimp named Caesar yells "Go!" at a group of humans. His deep, guttural voice startles the people, but even more surprising are his vocalizations.
17 July 2014, 12:51 PM ET
The planet shattered several climate records in 2013, from greenhouse gases to roasting Arctic heat to extreme storms, a newly released report on the state of the global climate says.
17 July 2014, 07:40 AM ET
A new method of decoding bird songs from large sets of recordings could help both expert and amateur bird-watchers identify which birds are present, researchers say.
17 July 2014, 04:01 AM ET
In treating influenza patients, doctors have prescribed unnecessary antibiotics, while not prescribing antiviral medication for all patients who could benefit from it.
17 July 2014, 03:42 AM ET
Certain asthma medications may slightly restrict growth in children, but the effect is small compared to the benefits of the drugs, according to new research.
17 July 2014, 12:22 AM ET
Shooting pigeons released from a box only yards away is not sportsmanship.
16 July 2014, 11:32 PM ET
While the idea that we could be duped by shape-shifting aliens is a great idea for a film, the story echoes a bizarre appeal playing out around Senate elections in the United States.
16 July 2014, 10:51 PM ET
Will cutting carbon devastate the U.S. economy?
16 July 2014, 08:18 PM ET
Humane Wildlife Services were called in to remove the seven kits from a shed that was set to be torn down. The floors were pulled up and the babies were place in box for mom to collect.
16 July 2014, 08:02 PM ET
Ray Gaesser has been farming in Iowa for over 35 years has been seeing an huge surge in extreme events over the past few years. Excess moisture has led to disease in his crops.
16 July 2014, 07:45 PM ET
The lead author on the National Climate Assessment’s Climate Science chapter Don Wuebbles presents the scientific observations of changing climate.
16 July 2014, 07:43 PM ET
Runners actually save energy by swinging their arms when they run, a new study finds. Runners burn more calories when the arms are held still.
16 July 2014, 06:48 PM ET
Policies aimed at lowering the rate of smoking may also lower the rate of suicide, a new study finds.
16 July 2014, 06:35 PM ET
In an attempt to fix his broken headphones, a radiologist turned to an unusual resource at his disposal.
16 July 2014, 05:00 PM ET
Niacin, or vitamin B3, is too dangerous and should not be used routinely by people looking to control their cholesterol levels or prevent heart disease, doctors say.
16 July 2014, 04:35 PM ET
According to the National Institutes of Health, there is no convincing scientific evidence that magnets can relieve pain.
16 July 2014, 02:23 PM ET
When looking for a meal, prehistoric people in Africa munched on the tuberous roots of weeds such as the purple nutsedge, according to a new study of hardened plaque on samples of ancient teeth.
16 July 2014, 02:02 PM ET
Whale sharks -- the world's largest fish -- are appearing more frequently near the Azores islands, due to climate change, a new study finds.
16 July 2014, 02:00 PM ET
Putting a new gene into pig heart cells allows the cells to keep the heart's rhythm in check, a technique that might one day serve as an alternative to electronic pacemakers.
16 July 2014, 02:00 PM ET
The Indus River dolphin range has declined dramatically as a result of dams that have fragmented their native habitat, new research finds.
16 July 2014, 01:52 PM ET
Pioneers had plenty to worry about on their journeys west, but the earliest Mormons survived their treks across the Great Plains in high numbers, new research finds. The mortality rate of Mormon pioneers was barely higher than average.
16 July 2014, 01:40 PM ET
Thousands of years after the invention of a formal writing system, a new study finds that the ancient people of the Middle East may have continued to use a more primitive way of recording information: clay tokens.
16 July 2014, 01:01 PM ET
A fossil of a primitive Cambrian sea creature with two grasping claws has been unearthed in China.
16 July 2014, 01:00 PM ET
At Mount Rainier and Mount St. Helens, scientists are tracking magma's underground path to better understand how volcanoes works.
16 July 2014, 11:20 AM ET
January-June 2014 was the warmest first half to a year ever in California, helping fuel the state's drought.
16 July 2014, 10:35 AM ET
From shipwrecks to an upright dining table to a dead giraffe, a cornucopia of strange objects have been discovered in the shadowy depths of New York City's waterways.
16 July 2014, 10:23 AM ET
The Thales Group in Europe has developed RAPIDFire, a multi-role weapon system that can fire missiles and guns. It can defend against Fighter Ground Attack (FGA), helicopters, Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV) and cruise missiles.
16 July 2014, 07:26 AM ET
A new global survey of human development finds people have settled more of the Earth than previously estimated.
16 July 2014, 07:21 AM ET
New radar imagery shows human impacts on Earth, including sprawling urban cities and rural landscapes.
16 July 2014, 03:19 AM ET
Most U.S. children eat at least some fruits and vegetables each day, although few eat dark green vegetables, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
16 July 2014, 02:41 AM ET
With the increase of cross-species disease it is important to understand how disease, species-interactions and biodiversity interact.
15 July 2014, 09:48 PM ET
If you had never-ending Bubble Wrap, would you ever stop popping it?