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09 July 2015, 04:58 PM ET
People age at different rates, and now, a new study finds that people's tendency to age more slowly or quickly than their contemporaries is evident in healthy people as young as their 30s.
09 July 2015, 03:00 PM ET
Giant pandas have an insatiable hankering for bamboo, but scientists have long wondered how the bears survive on such a fibrous and low-nutrient plant.
09 July 2015, 02:01 PM ET
Bumblebees are disappearing from their more southern locations, but are not expanding northward.
09 July 2015, 02:00 PM ET
Bumblebees are some of the world's best pollinators, working harder, longer and on more species than other bees, but their habitat is endangered by climate change.
09 July 2015, 01:10 PM ET
Pitcher plants that "eat" bat poop have come up with a unique way to attract their meal tickets, new research finds: The plants are shaped to stand out against a bat's echolocation cries.
09 July 2015, 01:00 PM ET
A majority of the U.S. population isn't eating the federally recommended amount of fruits and vegetables.
09 July 2015, 01:00 PM ET
Didn't eat enough fruits and vegetables today? Join the club — 87 percent of Americans don't meet recommendations for fruit consumption, and 91 percent don't meet recommendations for vegetable consumption.
09 July 2015, 12:14 PM ET
The Pitcher plant (N. hemsleyana) structure reflects ultrasonic calls from insectivorous bats (Kerivoula hardwicki) and "relatively cool place to roost." The bats leave dropping behind providing a fertilizer for the plants.
09 July 2015, 11:09 AM ET
Climate change is making more southerly locales too hot for bumblebees to survive, but they are not spreading north as the climate warms. That could spell trouble for many crops, which require the pollinators to produce fruits and veggies.
09 July 2015, 09:02 AM ET
Resistance is futile — scientists are now one step closer to the Borg of "Star Trek," wiring brains together into "brainets" that can solve problems as teams, new experiments with monkeys and rats suggest.
09 July 2015, 06:53 AM ET
Researchers from across the globe recently teamed up to accomplish what might seem like an impossible (and scary) task: counting as many of the ocean's sharks as possible.
08 July 2015, 07:44 PM ET
Your eye color may be linked with your risk of developing alcohol dependence, a new study finds.
08 July 2015, 07:03 PM ET
Two chemicals found in common household products are linked to health problems in children and teens, new research finds.
08 July 2015, 06:40 PM ET
A towering icon of Yosemite National Park just got a face-lift, as a huge slab of rock recently peeled off Half Dome, possibly changing the route up to the top for climbers.
08 July 2015, 05:33 PM ET
Three people in Germany who worked as squirrel breeders and who all died from brain inflammation may have contracted a new strain of virus from their squirrels, according to a new report of the cases.
08 July 2015, 02:09 PM ET
Staying in school has not only financial advantages, but also health benefits: A new study estimates that more than 145,000 deaths per year could be averted in the United States if everyone who didn't finish high school had earned their high school degree
08 July 2015, 02:00 PM ET
A renowned fossil hunter in Alberta discovered the new species Wendiceratops pinhornensis, a dinosaur that lived about 13 million years before its famous relative, Triceratops, during the Late Cretaceous period.
08 July 2015, 02:00 PM ET
The 79-million-year-old bones of four pickup truck-size horned dinosaurs have been unearthed in Alberta, Canada, and the discovery reveals how the distant relatives of Triceratops got their horns, a new study finds.
08 July 2015, 01:54 PM ET
The temperatures for June are in and five Western states saw their warmest June ever.
08 July 2015, 11:55 AM ET
One-third of Earth's largest groundwater basins are under threat because humans are draining so much water from them, according to two new studies.
08 July 2015, 10:56 AM ET
More people are taking microdoses of psychedelic drugs, claiming the tiny doses can improve state of mind without causing hallucinations. But experts say this is uncharted, and possibly dangerous, territory.
08 July 2015, 10:37 AM ET
An ancient Native American grave in Illinois bore the body of a young bobcat, suggesting the ancient people raised the orphan kitty and buried it with love.
08 July 2015, 10:28 AM ET
A silicon nanoparticle battery may offer more juice, says Samsung, but problems remain on charge capacity.
08 July 2015, 09:14 AM ET
Scientists have evidence that a mass extinction killed up to about 80 percent of all land vertebrates about 260 million years ago. This catastrophic die-off coincided with the onset of volcanism in what is now southern China.
08 July 2015, 07:13 AM ET
An anxious temperament is inherited via overactive brain regions passed down by mom and dad. But there's room for experience and the environment to help soothe an anxious mind.
08 July 2015, 07:03 AM ET
Hundreds of millions of years ago, marine animals swam in a vast ocean near the supercontinent of Gondwana. Now, these creatures' fossils litter the rocky desert of southeastern Morocco.
08 July 2015, 07:02 AM ET
Morocco's vast, rocky deserts were once covered with oceans teeming with life during the Ordovician Period. These stunning animals, now fossilized, would be unknown were it not for the work of a Moroccan fossil collector and a broke graduate student.
08 July 2015, 02:11 AM ET
To do something horrible, one must craft some sort of justification.
08 July 2015, 01:10 AM ET
Excerpt from "The Library at Mount Char" by Scott Hawkins.
07 July 2015, 07:05 PM ET
Spider sex just got a little more interesting. Researchers now find that the spider equivalent of the penis isn't numb like once believed; it's filled with nerves that might help the spider ensure fertilization.
07 July 2015, 05:35 PM ET
People who can vividly imagine smells, such as freshly baked cookies or even wet paint, tend to weigh more than people whose olfactory imaginations are less sharp, new research finds.