12 November 2014, 02:05 PM ET
In the hopes of uncovering the genetic basis for extremely long life spans, scientists have sequenced the genomes of 17 of the world's oldest living people.
12 November 2014, 01:40 PM ET
Many of the drugs that treat mental health problems are discovered by serendipity, and because new drugs are scarce, researchers may need to look more closely at the possible psychiatric effects of existing prescription and illegal drugs.
12 November 2014, 01:14 PM ET
For the first time in history, a spacecraft built on Earth has softly landed on the face of a comet speeding through deep space.
12 November 2014, 12:10 PM ET
Skeletal remains have finally been discovered inside a lavish burial complex in Greece that is thought to be the largest of its kind in the Greek world and dates back to the era of Alexander the Great.
12 November 2014, 08:44 AM ET
Chimpanzee culture is not nearly as developed as human culture, and a new study suggests that the reason is not cognitive capability, but motivation to learn.
12 November 2014, 07:15 AM ET
The female mud snake found May 28 in Georgia had cloudy eyes and patches of white, thickened scales. A strange, dark-gray material covered the inside of her mouth, and the skin on the front of her face had peeled away, leaving behind an angry red mess.
12 November 2014, 07:10 AM ET
A mysterious fungus is sickening snakes in the American East and Midwest. The illness, called snake fungal disease, causes a variety of symptoms, including scabs and crusty scales, cloudy eyes and swollen faces.
12 November 2014, 07:07 AM ET
People who speak two languages may have brains that are more efficient at language processing and other tasks, new research suggests.
11 November 2014, 10:17 PM ET
Huntsman spiders are long-legged predators that hunt down their prey. One species of huntsman spider has a leg span of 12 inches — or as big as a dinner plate.
11 November 2014, 10:10 PM ET
Droughts are one of the most damaging types of weather-related phenomena, but classifying them is difficult.
11 November 2014, 05:49 PM ET
A new mapping technique could help researchers prevent deforestation in the Amazon.
11 November 2014, 05:07 PM ET
"Project Recover" uses underwater robots to scour the ocean in search of lost World War II veterans.
11 November 2014, 04:41 PM ET
Project Recover using autonomous robots to map areas where World War II planes likely crashed in the Pacific Ocean.
11 November 2014, 04:04 PM ET
Ernest Rutherford is best-known for splitting the atom, but that's not his only claim to fame. The British physicist also helped pave the way for sonar technology.
11 November 2014, 03:47 PM ET
Italian scientists convicted of manslaughter in connection with the 2009 L'Aquila earthquake won their appeal on Monday (Nov. 10).
11 November 2014, 03:32 PM ET
A woman in the Netherlands contracted an unusual bacterial infection that may have come from one of her pet cats, according to a new report of her case.
11 November 2014, 02:21 PM ET
A new germ-zapping robot could help stop the spread of deadly viruses, like Ebola, in hospitals and other health care facilities in the United States.
11 November 2014, 12:53 PM ET
A new study has found potential early markers for hemorrhagic fever diseases similar to Ebola, suggesting it may be possible to screen for these diseases much earlier.
11 November 2014, 11:23 AM ET
A stream of lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has been creeping toward a small town for months, and yesterday (Nov. 10), the molten rock finally ignited its first home.
11 November 2014, 11:03 AM ET
Extremely low levels of radioactive cesium from Japan's 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdown are present in ocean water offshore Northern California.
11 November 2014, 11:00 AM ET
Electrical activity from people's thoughts can be used to turn on artificial gene networks in the brain.
11 November 2014, 10:23 AM ET
New York doctor Craig Spencer, who was infected with Ebola while treating patients in Guinea, is now declared free of the virus and is leaving the Bellevue Hospital Center today
11 November 2014, 09:54 AM ET
Landon Jones is a 12-year-old boy with a very unusual condition: He never gets hungry or thirsty.
11 November 2014, 09:00 AM ET
Writing letters backward and in reverse order, sometimes called mirror writing, may be a sign of a deteriorating brain, but in one woman's case, researchers found that the unusual condition was actually caused by anxiety.
11 November 2014, 08:56 AM ET
A European probe is expected to make an audacious landing on the face of a comet tomorrow (Nov. 12), and you can follow it live online starting today (Nov. 11).
11 November 2014, 07:03 AM ET
Psilocybin, or "magic," mushrooms are a controlled substance with hallucinogenic effects. Recently, however, researchers have been studying this fungus as a potential mental health treatment. Here are 11 strange facts about "'shrooms."
11 November 2014, 06:59 AM ET
A tomb dating to 1,000 years ago has been found near a modern railway station in China. The tomb is decorated with stars, vivid murals, and poetry. But what happened to the tomb's occupant?
11 November 2014, 06:57 AM ET
A 1,000-year-old tomb covered with murals has been discovered in Datong City, in northern China, archaeologists say.
11 November 2014, 06:56 AM ET
Researchers have developed a way to send the thoughts of one person through a computer to control the hand motion of another person.
11 November 2014, 02:12 AM ET
SpaceIL is hoping to not only land an Israeli craft on the moon, but also learn a bit about lunar magnetism while the lander is there.
11 November 2014, 01:45 AM ET
To fight Ebola fear, the mind must receive messages it trusts.
10 November 2014, 10:03 PM ET
Every few months, almost like clockwork, a media hype about these arachnids surfaces in the press. But we rarely find a balanced story about deadly spiders. Just how toxic are they, really?