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22 May 2015, 06:40 AM ET
The "Hyperloop," a hypothetical high-speed transportation system that could shuttle people between Los Angeles and San Francisco in only 30 minutes, just sped a bit closer to reality.
22 May 2015, 06:35 AM ET
If the movie "Tomorrowland" is anything to go by, the future will be filled with jetpacks, flying trains and, of course, evil robots.
22 May 2015, 01:31 AM ET
According to the Third Law of Thermodynamics, the entropy of a perfect crystal is zero when the temperature of the crystal is equal to absolute zero (0 Kelvin).
22 May 2015, 01:22 AM ET
The Second Law of Thermodynamics says, in simple terms, entropy always increases. This principle explains, for example, why you can't unscramble an egg.
22 May 2015, 01:00 AM ET
A logarithm determines how many times a certain number must be multiplied by itself to reach another number.
21 May 2015, 06:18 PM ET
Do you wash raw chicken before cooking it? This is a common food handling practice, but it actually increases the risk of bacterial contamination.
21 May 2015, 06:05 PM ET
Elite women athletes are barred from high-level competitions if their testosterone levels are too high. But what levels are "normal?"
21 May 2015, 03:26 PM ET
A 22-minute conversation with an openly gay person about same-sex marriage can increase people's support for it, a new study finds.
21 May 2015, 03:06 PM ET
The West can expect its warm and dry weather to continue through the summer, while the central Plains will be relatively cool and wet.
21 May 2015, 02:02 PM ET
The oceans are teeming with a hidden web of organisms that may connect tiny bacteria and viruses to larger food webs, new research shows.
21 May 2015, 02:00 PM ET
The oceans are teeming with a hidden web of organisms that may connect tiny bacteria and viruses to larger food webs, new research shows.
21 May 2015, 02:00 PM ET
A new prosthetic arm can be wired to tap into the part of a person's brain that plans out movements before the muscles do them, giving a person smoother control over the limb.
21 May 2015, 02:00 PM ET
Massive glaciers in the southern Antarctic Peninsula suddenly started to crumble and melt in 2009.
21 May 2015, 01:42 PM ET
Micro electrodes implanted in the posterior parietal cortex of “Patient EGS” gave "stop and go" commands to a computer, which translated them into control inputs for a prototype tele-operated arm.
21 May 2015, 01:31 PM ET
Natural beauty, ample amenities and tempting turquoise waters send one Hawaiian beach to the top of the rankings.
21 May 2015, 01:26 PM ET
Sun, surf and squeaky sand are on the docket at America's best beaches. This year's top 10 span from Hawaii to Florida, with some love for California, Massachusetts and the Carolinas as well. Read on, and dream of your next summer vacation.
21 May 2015, 01:00 PM ET
Signs at public pools that discourage breath-holding competitions could save lives, according to a new report.
21 May 2015, 12:43 PM ET
A plant used in traditional Chinese medicine may help with weight loss, early results from animal studies suggest.
21 May 2015, 12:01 PM ET
About 425 million years ago, a sneaky wormlike parasite invaded a crustacean before the two were fossilized together in the limestone of modern-day England, a new study finds.
21 May 2015, 12:00 PM ET
The genome of 35,000-year-old wolf rib from Siberia suggests huskies carry ancient wolf DNA.
21 May 2015, 11:10 AM ET
In 2009, several glaciers in the southern Antarctic Peninsula began shrinking at a dramatically accelerated rate, losing as much as 13 feet (4 m) of ice each year, according to a study in the journal Science.
21 May 2015, 10:51 AM ET
Graduate Research Fellow, and US Navy Veteran, Amy Battocletti captures insects in the salt marsh regions of Atlantic City, NJ. to research the impact of genetic variation within plant species in marine ecosystems.
21 May 2015, 10:32 AM ET
By the end of the decade, Antarctica’s Larsen B Ice Shelf will disintegrate. That "conclusion is inescapable" according to NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientists participating in Operation IceBridge.
21 May 2015, 07:28 AM ET
We recently reviewed nearly two dozen fitness trackers, sports watches, pedometers and smartphone apps to find the best devices for counting steps.
21 May 2015, 07:01 AM ET
A morbidly maternal wasp, a crop-circle-creating pufferfish and an acrobatic arachnid are among the bizarre and awe-inspiring new species named in 2014, according to a new ranking.
21 May 2015, 06:58 AM ET
A fierce, feathery dinosaur, a parasitic plant and a creepily maternal wasp are among the top 10 species described in 2014.
21 May 2015, 06:55 AM ET
A high-status teenager who was buried 3,400 years ago in Denmark may have originally come from southern Germany, new research suggests.
21 May 2015, 06:54 AM ET
A woman who died 3,400-years ago and was buried in Denmark may have actually hailed from southern Germany, an analysis of her hair and teeth reveals.
21 May 2015, 01:33 AM ET
Exoskeletons aren't only for combat — they have potential to help patients recovering from stroke.
21 May 2015, 12:55 AM ET
The desire for beautiful nails has fueled an entire nail salon industry that’s growing rapidly, yet, the recent articles from the New York Times exposed an industry that’s left workers struggling both with unlivable wages and with damaged health.
20 May 2015, 07:06 PM ET
Transgender people who take testosterone as part of a transition from female to male can sometimes experience severe acne as a side effect of the treatment, according to a new report.
20 May 2015, 06:27 PM ET
People who have depression may be at increased of risk of developing Parkinson's disease later on, a new study suggests.
20 May 2015, 04:14 PM ET
The unmanned X-37B spacecraft launched atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket today (May 20) at 10:45 a.m. EDT from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The booster also carried the Planetary Society's tiny LightSail to orbit.
20 May 2015, 03:10 PM ET
The finding of an 80-million-year-old femur bone has inducted Washington state into the dinosaur club, a new study finds.
20 May 2015, 03:10 PM ET
A fragmented femur bone hidden underwater for millions of years has become the first evidence that a dinosaur once roamed Washington, a new study finds.
20 May 2015, 02:08 PM ET
The oldest handmade stone tools discovered yet predate any known humans and may have been wielded by an as-yet-unknown species, researchers say.