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04 September 2015, 01:08 PM ET
Artificial hearts are a miracle — if you're an average sized male.
04 September 2015, 11:38 AM ET
"And it's melting!" according to NASA. The deep ocean beneath Greenland is fueled by currents from the subtropics. This warm and salty water is melting the ice from the bottom up and much faster than the surface water.
04 September 2015, 11:33 AM ET
Will the current El Niño building in the Pacific emerge as the strongest on record? This NCAR visualization compares current sea surface temperatures with those of the powerful 1997 El Niño.
04 September 2015, 11:16 AM ET
The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is intended to prevent cancer, but it may also be able to treat warts caused by the virus in some people, a new report suggests.
04 September 2015, 08:11 AM ET
It's a frog-eat-frog world out there.
03 September 2015, 10:19 PM ET
Cyclobenzaprine is a prescription medication that is used as a muscle relaxant. It is intended for short-term use, and should be used with other medications.
03 September 2015, 06:29 PM ET
second time this year, Liberia has stamped out Ebola transmission and been declared free of the disease, health officials say.
03 September 2015, 05:15 PM ET
See how much your state spends on 6 health conditions.
03 September 2015, 05:15 PM ET
Plug your state's info into the CDC's tool to estimate how much chronic diseases are costing your state.
03 September 2015, 04:31 PM ET
French authorities confirmed today (Sept. 3) that the airplane part that washed up on an island in the Indian Ocean in July came from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
03 September 2015, 04:05 PM ET
Game on: As a new football season hits, make it a point to get familiar with your own stats.
03 September 2015, 03:59 PM ET
Not to worry, Denali is still North America's tallest peak.
03 September 2015, 03:34 PM ET
Denali, formerly known as Mount McKinley, rises more than 20,000 feet above sea level.
03 September 2015, 03:20 PM ET
Companies focused on "true wealth" look beyond cash, and the movement is spawning cutting-edge technologies.
03 September 2015, 02:21 PM ET
Essential oils are popular, and they sure smell good. But do they work?
03 September 2015, 01:55 PM ET
A 1,800-year-old sarcophagus that archaeologists are calling the rarest one ever discovered was unearthed last week during a building project — but construction workers are now being accused of damaging, and then trying to hide, the coffin.
03 September 2015, 01:51 PM ET
Construction workers unearthed a 2-ton limestone sarcophagus during a building project in Ashkelon, a city along Israel's Mediterranean coast.
03 September 2015, 01:07 PM ET
A leaf seems so simple, until you try to recreate its ability to store the sun's energy.
03 September 2015, 11:49 AM ET
NASA is teaming up with California-based company Arx Pax, which has developed a real-life hoverboard using a technology called Magnetic Field Architecture. The goas is to find a way to manipulate tiny satellites called cubesats.
03 September 2015, 10:15 AM ET
A little oxygenated slice of paradise survives deep in an icy Antarctic lake, providing a window into what life on Earth may have been like before oxygen permeated the atmosphere.
03 September 2015, 09:06 AM ET
A stash of 1,900-year-old Egyptian mummy paintings that sat mostly undisturbed for 100 years is helping researchers understand how ancient artists used a fashionable pigment called Egyptian blue.
03 September 2015, 08:38 AM ET
Science Twitter has gone full squee. Biologists are tweeting pictures of their adorable research subjects in a #CuteOff, and the results are downright nom-able. So what are the essential ingredients of cute?
02 September 2015, 04:46 PM ET
When the U.S. military needs a new idea for drone technology, it turns to an unlikely source for inspiration: old fairy tales.
02 September 2015, 04:11 PM ET
Caffeine is in coffee, tea and other products that we consume every day, so why is the powdered form dangerous?
02 September 2015, 03:01 PM ET
Getting a tooth pulled is never fun, but it's especially irksome if you're an aardvark.
02 September 2015, 02:48 PM ET
A new global census of all the trees on Earth estimates that more than 3 trillion call this "pale blue dot" home. But the total number of trees on the planet has dropped by almost 50 percent since human civilization began.
02 September 2015, 02:45 PM ET
A Twitter hashtag, #JunkOff, illustrates the steamier side of biology — and its importance to understanding evolution.
02 September 2015, 02:30 PM ET
A tiny multicellular animal has nothing recognizable as muscle or nerve cells. In fact it has no organs at all. And yet it can hunt down, dissolve and consume algae with surprising sophistication, new research shows.
02 September 2015, 01:46 PM ET
It turns out both sides are right when it comes to spinal manipulation therapy – yes, it works, and no, it doesn't. Depends on the patient.
02 September 2015, 01:05 PM ET
Double mastectomies have sharply increased in men. But are they necessary?
02 September 2015, 01:00 PM ET
Mantle plumes, proposed rivers of hot rock in the Earth's mantle that stream up to the surface and form volcanic island chains, seem to anchor deep in the planet's interior, near the core-mantle boundary.
02 September 2015, 12:10 PM ET
Here the animal called Trichoplax triggers algal cells to burst open and then sort of sucks up the spilled contents.
02 September 2015, 09:03 AM ET
A new fossil discovery sheds light on when some dolphins went from oceans to rivers.
02 September 2015, 07:51 AM ET
Researchers are just beginning to untangle the mystery of why more than half of Kazakhstan's critically endangered saigas died off in a few weeks in late May.
02 September 2015, 07:48 AM ET
Researchers are just beginning to untangle the mystery of why more than half of Kazakhstan's critically endangered saigas died off in a few weeks in late May.
02 September 2015, 07:39 AM ET
Hurricanes Kilo, Ignacio and Jimena are seen near Hawaii in two new satellite views of these record-breaking storms. Here's why the hurricane trio is so rare.