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07 April 2014, 05:04 PM ET
The pancreas helps regulate blood sugar levels. It is also an important aid in digestion.
07 April 2014, 04:55 PM ET
A lack of attention to detail can be a good thing.
07 April 2014, 04:41 PM ET
Arctic sea ice hit its annual peak on March 21. It was the fifth-lowest maximum extent since 1979.
07 April 2014, 04:26 PM ET
Responsive stress hormones are linked to a lower rate of automobile crashes or near crashes for teenage drivers, new research finds. The stress response may be a crucial part of learning to cope with challenges on the road.
07 April 2014, 04:00 PM ET
The obesity rate in children hasn't declined in recent years, and severe obesity may even be on the rise, a new study has found.
07 April 2014, 03:00 PM ET
Despite myths about original Strads and Guarneri violins, expert soloists pick new instruments more often in blind tests. The study suggests that perception may cloud listeners' senses in the debate between old and new.
07 April 2014, 02:58 PM ET
DARPA's X-Plane program aims to make radical improvements to helicopter-type vehicles designed to take off, hover and land vertically. Find out how Boeing engineers built a flying, sub-scale prototype in less than a month.
07 April 2014, 02:55 PM ET
Photographer Rachel Sussman traveled the planet for a decade in search of organisms that have witnessed thousands of years of history. Her stunning images are featured in a new book, "The Oldest Living Things in the World."
07 April 2014, 02:26 PM ET
An extinct marine predator entombed in a seafloor "Pompeii" for 520 million years had a sophisticated heart and blood vessel system similar to those of its distant modern relatives, arthropods such as spiders, lobsters and millipedes.
07 April 2014, 02:09 PM ET
Photographer Rachel Sussman traveled the planet in search of organisms that have been living for 2,000 years or more, compiling images for her book, "The Oldest Living Things in the World."
07 April 2014, 01:20 PM ET
An earthquake of preliminary magnitude 4.0 struck Oklahoma today, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Scientists think fracking-related wastewater injection is to blame for the state's uptick in seismic activity.
07 April 2014, 12:48 PM ET
Signals that may have come from the black box on the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared last month have been detected in the southern Indian Ocean, giving investigators "a most promising lead" in the ongoing search for the missing jetliner.
07 April 2014, 12:26 PM ET
Eating legumes -- such as beans and peas, helps lower "bad" cholesterol, a new study finds.
07 April 2014, 11:57 AM ET
A massive volcano in Ecuador erupted Friday, shooting a massive cloud of ash several miles into the air.
07 April 2014, 11:52 AM ET
This week we have zebra stripes on the Earth, the most accurate timekeeper and even weird techni-quarks.
07 April 2014, 11:51 AM ET
The Chengjiang fossil deposit in China has yielded amazing fossils of arthropod organ systems. These animals lived 520 million years ago, during the Cambrian period.
07 April 2014, 11:02 AM ET
Combined with vitriol, climate disinformation is leading to threatening campaigns against some scientists.
07 April 2014, 08:23 AM ET
A new astronaut-snapped photo shows the Intracoastal Waterway at Port Aransas, Texas, a mixture of natural and man-made channels used to move commodities such as petroleum.
07 April 2014, 05:21 AM ET
From video interviews to 'behavioral' job interviews, sometimes interviewing for a job can be a challenging experience. Here's how to ace your next unconventional interview.
06 April 2014, 05:22 PM ET
Brittlebush is a common desert plant in the American Southwest. These medium-sized shrubs add a splash of yellow color to the dry, arid landscapes.
06 April 2014, 05:12 PM ET
The mummified women, who lived 1,700 years ago, has a plaque on her abdomen that may have been intended to ritually heal her, say a team of researchers who examined the female body with CT scans.
06 April 2014, 05:10 PM ET
A 1,700-year-old mummy discovered in ancient Egypt has a brain, no heart and plaques over her sternum and abdomen, say researchers.
06 April 2014, 01:00 PM ET
A new model seeks to explain why Earth's plate tectonics is unique among the sun's rocky planets. It all comes down to tiny minerals in rocks.
05 April 2014, 07:14 AM ET
You already know sex sells. But, did you know it sold these things? A list of some unusual and unexpected sexy businesses.
05 April 2014, 03:43 AM ET
Smells of spring, a hungry volcanic island and the Antarctic twilight are just a few of the amazing science images we have for you this week.
04 April 2014, 09:48 PM ET
The dusty surface of small asteroids is born by extreme temperature shifts between periods of sunlight and darkness, a cycle of drastic changes that break up space rocks over time, scientists say.
04 April 2014, 09:32 PM ET
Enceladus' ocean is about 6 miles deep and lies beneath a shell of ice 19 to 25 miles thick. Further, it's in direct contact with a rocky seafloor, theoretically making possible all kinds of complex chemical reactions.
04 April 2014, 09:08 PM ET
While humans aren't good at reading guilt in animals, it doesn't mean dogs don't feel it.
04 April 2014, 08:34 PM ET
A tar mat washing ashore reminds the United States of the continuing oil-spill problems in the Gulf of Mexico.
04 April 2014, 07:39 PM ET
What can be done to stop the disappearance of American hemlocks?
04 April 2014, 06:38 PM ET
A new look at magnetic signals in the southeastern United States reveals that Florida stuck to North America's heel like a piece of old tape about 300 million years ago, when the central and southern Appalachian mountains were built.
04 April 2014, 06:14 PM ET
Wine in California, Coors in Colorado: New maps of Twitter users' alcohol preferences show the geography of beer and wine across the United States.