30 March 2015, 03:19 PM ET
Stephen Hawking, the British physicist famous for his groundbreaking research in the face of pronounced physical disability, has applied to trademark his name.
30 March 2015, 01:37 PM ET
Children and teens from poorer families show differences in their brains compared with wealthier children, a new analysis of MRI scans reveals.
30 March 2015, 11:38 AM ET
During the Bronze Age, Egyptians were making beer in what is today downtown Tel Aviv, new archaeological evidence suggests.
30 March 2015, 07:51 AM ET
The Aral Sea is shrinking, leaving a dried-up white lakebed where there used to be blue water. But in the eyes of a radar satellite, the sea's shores look like a colorful abstract painting.
30 March 2015, 07:37 AM ET
The two most invasive termite species in the world are shacking up, producing a potentially powerful new termite hybrid in south Florida, a new study finds. The "super" pest can reproduce more quickly than either parent species, researchers said.
29 March 2015, 05:12 PM ET
Electromagnetic radiation – it might sound like something that you’d be better off avoiding, but electromagnetic waves of various kinds underpin our senses and how we interact with the world.
29 March 2015, 03:59 PM ET
Archaic poop, spooky action, potent pot and a shock wave shield are a few of the cool science stories we found this week!
28 March 2015, 03:26 PM ET
It has become apparent that these two aspects – safety and security – are not always achievable at the same time. In the event of an incident like this, they even work against each other.
28 March 2015, 11:09 AM ET
Our melting Earth, crazy gecko moves and creatures from the deep, here are our favorite images from Science this week.
28 March 2015, 10:34 AM ET
Without any scientific training, Jane Goodall traveled to Africa at 23 — the rest, is science history.
27 March 2015, 07:01 PM ET
Known to many as "G2," the unidentified object making a loop around the monster black hole at the center of our galaxy could be a cloud of gas, or it could be a star, depending on who you ask.
27 March 2015, 06:12 PM ET
Investigators may never know exactly why Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz carried out what is believed to have been a deliberate plane crash in the French Alps on Tuesday, but mental health experts say that any mental illness that Lubitz may have had i
27 March 2015, 06:05 PM ET
An American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut launched into space Friday to attempt something their two countries have never done together before: a one-year mission on the International Space Station that could help one day send humans to Mars.
27 March 2015, 04:42 PM ET
With camera traps, stunning photos catch wildlife off guard.
27 March 2015, 04:04 PM ET
A system that records the sounds of every breath and snore you utter while sleeping may offer an alternative to clinical sleep-tracking technology, new research suggests.
27 March 2015, 04:02 PM ET
From focused proton beams to the positioning of patients, new approaches to radiation therapy are transforming cancer care.
27 March 2015, 02:10 PM ET
Investigators confirmed that a 55-gallon metal drum of nuclear waste burst open in New Mexico after it was packed with the wrong kind of cat litter.
27 March 2015, 01:29 PM ET
Yawunik kootenayi, a new Cambrian predator with a wicked set of arms under its four-eyed face, reveals that early arthropods were experimentalists.
27 March 2015, 01:17 PM ET
A group of leading biologists earlier this month called for a halt to the use of a powerful new gene editing technique on humans.
27 March 2015, 12:54 PM ET
If antibiotic resistance develops in one bacterial species in an environment, there’s a good chance other bacteria can pick up that resistance as well and this is a problem for humans.
27 March 2015, 12:30 PM ET
In West Antarctica, some ice shelves could melt away within a century.
27 March 2015, 11:00 AM ET
An extinct marine predator called Yawunik kootenayi is the first new species reported from the stunning Marble Canyon fossil site in British Columbia’s Kootenay National Park. Here are images of the amazing creature.
27 March 2015, 10:30 AM ET
A Burgess Shale arthropod Yawunik kootenayi fossil was found in Marble Canyon in Kootenay National Park in Canada. This animation of its movement was derived from the fossil’s structure.
27 March 2015, 10:12 AM ET
Physicists have entangled a record number of atoms in a way that their behaviors would stay connected even if they were at opposite ends of the universe. The finding could lead to ever more precise atomic clocks, the researchers say.
27 March 2015, 07:35 AM ET
The excavation of a roughly 500-year-old latrine in Jerusalem has uncovered thousands of eggs from human parasites, including some that may have come from Northern Europe, a new study finds.
27 March 2015, 07:34 AM ET
When nature called, some people living in Jerusalem about 500 years ago used a stone-walled latrine in the Christian quarter. Now, nearly 500 years later, an analysis of the stools they left behind has revealed thousands of human parasites.
27 March 2015, 07:24 AM ET
An extensive investigation into an 18,700-year-old human grave in northern Spain is revealing insights about this unique woman and her culture.
27 March 2015, 01:20 AM ET
Using a scaffolding built from tobacco viruses, engineers have created a super-efficient nanoscale sponge.
27 March 2015, 12:34 AM ET
A watched pot may never boil, but a watched pot coated in these super-sponge nanostructures might.
26 March 2015, 07:27 PM ET
Take a look inside the most complex structure in the universe.
26 March 2015, 05:42 PM ET
If bringing extinct animals back to life sounds like science fiction, that's because it is. But scientists have taken a small step closer to that goal, by splicing a woolly mammoth's DNA into elephant cells grown in the lab.
26 March 2015, 04:36 PM ET
Science will ultimately understand the brain, no longer a mysterious "black box" for the mind.
26 March 2015, 04:28 PM ET
The oddly calm tornado season owes a debt to the weather patterns responsible for the East's cold, snowy spring and the West's warm, dry drought.
26 March 2015, 04:25 PM ET
Here are the best fitness trackers, GPS watches and smartwatches for swimmers. We tested 16 waterproof wearables in a variety of conditions.
26 March 2015, 03:25 PM ET
The Suunto Ambit3 has advanced swim features beyond most GPS watches, but its app is only compatible with iOS devices and wireless pairing options are limited.
26 March 2015, 03:14 PM ET
It turns that the two most invasive termite species can interbreed. Coptotermes formosanus and Coptotermes gestroi have invaded Florida and the damage to structures in their way could be substantial.