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07 May 2015, 04:52 PM ET
Facts and information about the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan.
07 May 2015, 04:30 PM ET
An American doctor who recovered from Ebola developed serious eye problems months later, as a result of the virus lingering in the eye, according to a new report of the case.
07 May 2015, 03:15 PM ET
The shiny, fossilized brains of two ancient sea-monsterlike creatures are helping researchers understand how the ancestors of modern-day arthropods, such as scorpions and lobsters, evolved, as shown in a new study.
07 May 2015, 03:10 PM ET
Using cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM), scientists have captured the most detailed image yet of protein structures. This might "revolutionize drug development," according to The National Cancer Institute.
07 May 2015, 03:10 PM ET
Researchers can now spy on proteins at nearly the level of their individual atoms, thanks to a new microscope technique.
07 May 2015, 02:53 PM ET
Getting vaccinated against measles may also help you avoid other diseases as well, a new study shows.
07 May 2015, 02:04 PM ET
Many people today get their news via Facebook, but most probably give little thought to how the social media network filters the stories they see.
07 May 2015, 01:26 PM ET
Astronomers have spotted a dead star polluted with heavy elements, suggesting that the star recently chowed down on a water-laced asteroid.
07 May 2015, 01:20 PM ET
Scientists at space agencies across the world are using satellite images and other technologies to aid those affected by Nepal's earthquake.
07 May 2015, 11:42 AM ET
More Americans are taking vitamin D supplements, but could people get sick from it?
07 May 2015, 08:32 AM ET
A sinkhole in Madagascar contained hundreds of fossils of extinct primates, hippos, rodents and the island's largest predatory cat.
07 May 2015, 06:54 AM ET
A newly translated report reveals the dodo bird was not the only wacky animal inhabitant of the island of Mauritius: Bad-tempered parrots, wart-faced pigeons and several other now-extinct but noteworthy indigenous animals called this land home.
07 May 2015, 06:52 AM ET
The dodo bird likely had some company on the Mauritius Island, say researchers who found writings about bad-tempered parrots and warty pigeons, among other descriptions of island life in the 16th and 17th centuries.
07 May 2015, 06:45 AM ET
A massive whale's nerves can unfold and recoil like a bungee cord, explaining how they can balloon their mouths while feeding.
07 May 2015, 12:11 AM ET
The ivory trade is taking a hit as Chinese social media ramps up to protect elephants.
06 May 2015, 11:35 PM ET
In China, social media is changing ivory's social status.
06 May 2015, 09:43 PM ET
A subduction zone is a collision between two of Earth's tectonic plates, where one plate sinks into the mantle underneath the other plate.
06 May 2015, 06:00 PM ET
Every spring, red-sided garter snakes leave their hibernation burrows to engage in a frenzied jumble of mating. But doing the deed is no easy feat for males.
06 May 2015, 04:24 PM ET
Global carbon dioxide levels have now officially reached the 400 ppm level, a first for the planet.
06 May 2015, 03:58 PM ET
The Ebola virus can live on surfaces in hospitals for up to two weeks, a new study suggests.
06 May 2015, 03:43 PM ET
Depression and bipolar disorder can both cause people to go through periods of extreme sadness and despair, and even mental health experts may find it difficult to distinguish between the two disorders. But new research suggests these conditions may have
06 May 2015, 03:27 PM ET
Going through puberty is hard for transgender kids, but hormone blockers can delay puberty while both the youth and the parents decide the best path forward.
06 May 2015, 03:04 PM ET
The Siberian tiger is a rare beauty, best seen from not too close.
06 May 2015, 01:48 PM ET
Autism myths and fears are not helping anyone, but research is.
06 May 2015, 11:56 AM ET
Diogo Monica, IEEE member and security lead at Docker, offers tips on security concerns as more personal devices become connected to the internet through mind-control, mobile devices and autonomous piloting software.
06 May 2015, 11:01 AM ET
During the rainy fall and winter, most Oregonians probably don't give much thought to Lost Lake, a shallow 85-acre (0.34 square kilometers) lake surrounded by pine trees that sits near a highway.
06 May 2015, 10:35 AM ET
Epilepsy can emerge as we age, but treatment can bring back a sense of control.
06 May 2015, 07:09 AM ET
A sinkhole in Madagascar contained hundreds of fossils of extinct primates, hippos, rodents and the island's largest predatory cat
06 May 2015, 07:09 AM ET
For the first time, scientists have imaged thunder, shedding light on the physical processes that create it.
06 May 2015, 01:52 AM ET
Drug allergies are caused when the immune system responds to some chemical portion of a medicine, and symptoms can range from mild to deadly.
06 May 2015, 12:01 AM ET
Scientists recently took a close look at teeth of fossilized penis worms and discovered a new species.
05 May 2015, 10:51 PM ET
Diarrhea is one of the most commonly reported ailments in the United States. It can be caused by parasites, viruses or bacteria.