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25 January 2015, 03:14 PM ET
Studying technological innovation in the war on drugs, I’m often asked what methods smugglers use: pick any object or artefact you care to name and it’s almost certainly been tried.
25 January 2015, 01:09 PM ET
Marine ecologist Paul Sikkel discusses his passion for and work with coral reefs and the parasites that live there.
25 January 2015, 06:03 AM ET
Though doctors urge kids to drink 2-3 glasses of milk a day, some evidence suggests that may not be necessary for children to drink that much for good health.
24 January 2015, 10:05 PM ET
Coffee's cancer-fighting qualities, why the rain smells so good and #DeflateGate science are just a few of the cool stories in Science this week.
24 January 2015, 06:23 PM ET
Caroline Farrior uses math to understand the old plants play in the global carbon cycle so scientists will be able to predict the path of climate change.
24 January 2015, 05:03 PM ET
For New England fans, the first priority is a search for an innocent explanation.
24 January 2015, 08:26 AM ET
A number of foods are touted for their ability to lower inflammation, but do they work? Nutrition experts weigh in.
24 January 2015, 08:23 AM ET
The laws of physics say a photon should travel at the speed of light through empty space — but new research shows this isn't always the case. The experimenters managed to slow down light without a medium.
24 January 2015, 01:28 AM ET
Weaponized insulin, a virtual river tour and a super water repellent material are all some of our favorite photos in Science this week.
23 January 2015, 07:42 PM ET
This turkey-sized dinosaur looked very different from its 'Jurassic Park' depiction.
23 January 2015, 07:25 PM ET
Marine ecologist Paul Sikkel explains why corals are important and how marine life thrives in protected areas.
23 January 2015, 06:55 PM ET
Many apps offer sleep tracking, and some have "smart alarms" that aim to wake you up gently, when you're sleeping lightly. We tried out some of the top sleep apps, and here are our picks for the best of the bunch.
23 January 2015, 05:43 PM ET
The history, properties, sources, uses and isotopes of the element hydrogen.
23 January 2015, 05:31 PM ET
Avoid cigarettes, aspirin and alcohol to help ulcers heal
23 January 2015, 05:19 PM ET
Germans place a high value on hard work, precision and order, and have made tremendous contributions to engineering, classical music and beer. Here is an overview of German customs, traditions and values.
23 January 2015, 04:30 PM ET
The Fitbit Charge is an activity tracker that also monitors sleep and displays incoming calls from your smartphone.
23 January 2015, 04:29 PM ET
Hydraulic fracturing, commonly called fracking, is a drilling technique used for extracting oil or natural gas from deep underground.
23 January 2015, 04:08 PM ET
Allowing Congress to decide what scientists should study could have disastrous consequences.
23 January 2015, 03:49 PM ET
Ioannis Sgouralis of the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis is using mathematical modeling to study how the kidneys behave in a range of different conditions.
23 January 2015, 03:29 PM ET
Imagine if you could get a scan of your brain as you went about your day. Soon, that may be a reality — a team of scientists is developing a portable brain scanner that can reveal natural brain activity while a person is engaging in creative activities or
23 January 2015, 02:03 PM ET
At least two species of cone snail have turned insulin into an underwater weapon, a new study finds. When these stealthy aquatic snails approach their prey, they release insulin, a hormone that can cause blood sugar levels to plummet.
23 January 2015, 01:58 PM ET
Fish-hunting Conus geographus and Conus tulipa are caught on camera attempting to capture prey by lowering the victim’s blood sugar, retarding their ability to flee.
23 January 2015, 12:10 PM ET
A mysterious crater discovered in East Antarctica last month likely formed beneath a meltwater lake, not because of a meteorite impact, researchers now think.
23 January 2015, 11:55 AM ET
When two, never-before seen poems by Sappho emerged last year, not all classicists rejoiced at the rare discovery.
23 January 2015, 10:35 AM ET
After an inspection revealed that some of the footballs used during Sunday's NFL playoff game were slightly deflated, many people are asking whether the balls gave the New England Patriots an unfair advantage over the Indianapolis Colts.
23 January 2015, 10:17 AM ET
The Whillans Ice Stream Subglacial Access Research Drilling (WISSARD) project drilled through the Ross Ice Shelf and found fish living 2400 feet beneath.
23 January 2015, 09:57 AM ET
The Yampa River — one of the few undiverted, largely natural rivers in the West — gets the Google Street View treatment in a new conservation effort.
23 January 2015, 09:47 AM ET
Using laser blasts, scientists have recreated the extreme temperatures and pressures found inside "super-Earth" exoplanets as well as in icy giants such as Neptune and Uranus, shedding light on what the interiors of these exotic worlds are like.
23 January 2015, 09:42 AM ET
Google Maps users can now take a virtual raft trip down Colorado's Yampa River with a new Google Street View treatment of the river, created in partnership with the nonprofit American Rivers.
22 January 2015, 08:00 PM ET
The urge to stay home and watch TV during a flu epidemic may not be such a bad idea, new research finds.
22 January 2015, 07:24 PM ET
A birth plan will help a woman describe her delivery preferences as she goes through the stages of labor.
22 January 2015, 05:11 PM ET
The ancestors of humans may have evolved powerful, precise humanlike hands enough to use stone tools long before such tools were even developed, researchers say.
22 January 2015, 04:50 PM ET
Researchers were startled to find fish, crustaceans and jellyfish hidden beneath the Ross Ice Shelf, in one of the world's most extreme ecosystems.
22 January 2015, 04:47 PM ET
Photos of fish, amphipods and other creatures living under Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf.
22 January 2015, 04:34 PM ET
A new map of the proteins found in human tissues reveals exactly which proteins are special to organs such as the liver or brain, and which ones are common across all tissues in the body.
22 January 2015, 02:48 PM ET
She's your personal assistant, your photographer, your butler and your home security guard — and she's a robot.