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17 September 2014, 02:12 PM ET
A new, 54-year study suggests coordinated aggression is innate to chimpanzees, and is not linked to human interference.
17 September 2014, 01:30 PM ET
Chimpanzees may attack each other in coordinated assaults, but not because of human pressures on their habitat, a new study finds. Instead other factors, such as having many males in a highly populated ape community, heighten aggression rates.
17 September 2014, 01:26 PM ET
For an unprecedented third year in a row, Antarctica's sea ice is poised to smash a new winter record, but Arctic summer sea ice hit its sixth lowest minimum.
17 September 2014, 01:01 PM ET
Continents move, but what got them going? A new computer model shows it was gravity. Whole continents flattened out under their own weight.
17 September 2014, 01:00 PM ET
Artificial sweeteners that many believe may curb real sugar consumption and weight gain, may actually have an opposite effect and increase blood sugar levels, a new study says.
17 September 2014, 12:07 PM ET
Ongoing archaeological excavations and recovery at the site of an 1857 shipwreck have netted thousands of gold coins and artifacts of a maritime tragedy.
17 September 2014, 11:25 AM ET
A small study of hog workers in North Carolina found that many carried staph bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus) and some carried drug-resistant strains of the bug, including MRSA.
17 September 2014, 10:56 AM ET
A little goldfish just underwent a big operation. The pipsqueak, named George, had a life-threatening tumor removed from his head last week at the Lort Smith Animal Hospital in Melbourne, Australia.
17 September 2014, 10:42 AM ET
A small goldfish, named George, underwent surgery at the Lort Smith Animal Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, to remove a life-threatening tumor from his head.
17 September 2014, 09:38 AM ET
There are about 300 shipwrecks in the gulf just west of San Francisco. Scientists have seen few of these sunken hulls, but now the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is embarking on a two-year project to document these lost vessels.
17 September 2014, 09:19 AM ET
Don't think science is funny? Think again. The 24th annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, an event that honors the hilarious side of scientific research and discovery, is being held this week.
17 September 2014, 08:40 AM ET
More than 3,300 years ago, in a newly built city in Egypt, a woman with an elaborate hairstyle of lengthy hair extensions was laid to rest. She is one of hundreds of people, including many others with intact hairstyles, buried in a cemetery.
17 September 2014, 08:36 AM ET
The remains of hundreds of ancient Egyptians have been discovered in a cemetery near an ancient city now called Amarna. One skeleton belonged to a woman who wore a complex hairstyle with 70 lengthy hair extensions.
17 September 2014, 07:01 AM ET
Researchers have discovered the sites of three wrecks off the coast of San Francisco: the 1910 SS Selja shipwreck, an unidentified early steam tugboat wreck and the 1863 wreck of the clipper ship Noonday.
17 September 2014, 02:00 AM ET
Astronomical clues could pinpoint the day Claude Monet painted "Impression, Soleil Levant (Impression, Sunrise)," the piece that lent its name to the Impressionist art movement.
16 September 2014, 11:00 PM ET
A material that mimics shark skin, covered with tiny ridges and groves, may help reduce the spread of bacteria in hospitals, a new study suggests.
16 September 2014, 07:35 PM ET
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a disorder characterized by an intense urge to move the legs. The impulse can be so strong that an individual is unable to resist.
16 September 2014, 07:02 PM ET
A new postmortem analysis of the war wounds on the skeleton of Richard III reveal that the last Plantagenet king of England was injured at least 11 times, but probably died due to one of two brutal stab wounds to the head.
16 September 2014, 07:01 PM ET
Sharks might not be able to adapt to acidified ocean water if climate change continues as-is, new research suggests. Exposure to ocean acidification changed sharks' nighttime swimming behavior.
16 September 2014, 07:01 PM ET
A new accounting of the war wounds on the skeleton of Richard III reveal that the last Plantagenet king of England was injured at least 11 times, but probably died due to one of two brutal stab wounds to the head.
16 September 2014, 07:01 PM ET
A study of the Medieval king's skeleton reveals traumatic wounds he received at the time of death.
16 September 2014, 06:55 PM ET
If the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is not stopped now, hundreds of thousands of people in the region could be infected with the deadly virus, President Obama said today.
16 September 2014, 05:53 PM ET
On the Big Island of Hawaii, one of the world's most active volcanoes has been spewing lava since 1983.
16 September 2014, 04:00 PM ET
The average waist circumference of U.S. adults continuously expanded in the past decade, even though average body mass index went essentially unchanged during the same time, according to a new study.
16 September 2014, 02:58 PM ET
A new international survey reveals how nations rank when it comes to well-being of their residents.
16 September 2014, 02:30 PM ET
A new international survey, the Gallup-Healthways Global Well-Being Index, reveals how 135 countries rank when it comes to the well-being of their residents.
16 September 2014, 02:25 PM ET
In the 1998 movie 'Armageddon,' an asteroid the size of Texas threatens to collide with Earth in 18 days. Despite its entertainment value, the film is fantastically inaccurate, astronomer Phil Plait said.
16 September 2014, 02:00 PM ET
Harsh conditions after the dino-killing meteor impact favored fast-growing plants, nudging forests toward a new pecking order
16 September 2014, 11:47 AM ET
A group of marine archaeologists kicked off a mission this week to explore an ancient shipwreck hundreds of feet below the Aegean Sea — not with a sub, but with a semi-robotic metal diving suit that looks likes a throwback to a James Bond movie.
16 September 2014, 11:41 AM ET
Properties, sources and uses of the element silicon.
16 September 2014, 11:22 AM ET
A new particle detector has made it possible to generate three entangled photons that could be used in quantum telecommunication.
16 September 2014, 10:43 AM ET
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16 September 2014, 09:47 AM ET
The Ebola virus is currently causing a devastating and unprecedented outbreak in West Africa, but could the virus create a doomsday scenario by becoming airborne?
16 September 2014, 08:44 AM ET
Transgender people are mistakenly conflated with gays and lesbians, despite gender identity and sexual orientation being different factors. People also view transgender people with pity and have trouble accepting their sex identity.
16 September 2014, 06:49 AM ET
Scientists found traces of scavenging on the bones from a fossilized ichthyosaur from the late Jurassic.
16 September 2014, 03:26 AM ET
How media reports cover suicide actually leads to more suicides.