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16 November 2013, 11:02 AM ET
Though they are marketed as a mental workout for kids, there's such a thing as too much of a good thing. Some of these educational iPad games are incredibly addictive.
14 November 2013, 02:36 PM ET
Do oppressive dictators get what's coming to them? Most of the time, no, it seems. Most modern dictators have lived to ripe old ages and died of natural causes, though a few have gone violently to their deaths.
14 November 2013, 11:06 AM ET
Looking at fairy tales through the lens of science reveals some stories aren't as far-fetched as they initially appear to be. Here are five real-life examples of fairy tales coming true.
12 November 2013, 02:46 PM ET
The Food and Drug Administration's recent announcement that trans fats could be phased out means that some popular food products may need to be reformulated in the future to comply with the law.
12 November 2013, 01:43 PM ET
Flashing those pearly whites can convey information about your health, your social status and even your future earnings potential, studies suggest. So grin on, but first find out what you're sharing with your smiles.
10 November 2013, 06:54 AM ET
Pee-powered robots, king of gore discovered and a hypersonic jet plane are three of several cool stories in Science this week.
08 November 2013, 07:48 AM ET
Mass animal die offs pose serious challenges to biologists involved in deciphering their causes. Here are 5 mysterious cases that still remain open.
03 November 2013, 08:15 AM ET
The Kraken debate, an Earthlike alien world and sugar a drug? These are the most interesting stories we found in Science this week.
31 October 2013, 10:09 AM ET
Animal names can be fun and imaginative, but they can also be downright misleading when they entail the names of other, entirely unrelated animals.
28 October 2013, 08:49 AM ET
Environmental Working Group, an organization that advocates against the use of toxic chemicals, has released a list of the 12 worst hormone disrupting chemicals. Here is our breakdown of the list.
27 October 2013, 09:38 AM ET
Time travel is still a mystery, but it's probably safe to say these seven sci-fi stories totally missed the mark.
27 October 2013, 05:35 AM ET
A mystery blob, scorpion-eating mice and trees of gold? Time for the most interesting stories we could find in Science!
25 October 2013, 02:36 PM ET
Did you know that autoimmune diseases predominately affect women, or that some people have hardly any immune system? Here are 11 surprising facts about the immune system.
25 October 2013, 02:09 PM ET
From cat breeding to domestication here are six secrets to a cat's personality. Purebreds tend to be friendlier, and both socialization and the father's genetics play a big role in a cats' friendliness.
21 October 2013, 01:55 PM ET
Girls lag behind boys in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields, but there are ways to prevent the brain drain, studies suggest. Here are some common myths about girls, math and science.
20 October 2013, 02:57 AM ET
The addictiveness of Oreos, the mystery of the Yeti and the meteorite found in a Russian lake are just a few of the cool things we found in Science this week.
18 October 2013, 12:26 PM ET
Not everything can be taken on faith.
16 October 2013, 11:41 AM ET
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, has a reputation for working on some of the most cutting-edge, futuristic projects. From humanoid robots to flying armored cars, here are 10 of the coolest DARPA projects.
15 October 2013, 09:51 AM ET
The government shutdown was ironic from the moment it began — It happened over the health care law, which started registration the moment the government shut down on Oct.1. The odd effects of the shutdown haven't ceased in the two-plus days since.
13 October 2013, 06:27 AM ET
Evolution's matchmaker, a lost prehistoric code and obese pets are a few of the cool stories we found in Science this week.
12 October 2013, 12:40 AM ET
Did you know that doctors once diagnosed diabetes by tasting patients' urine? Here are 11 surprising facts about the endocrine system.
09 October 2013, 11:01 AM ET
Whether your a nature lover, a gambler, a gamer or a fitness novice, there's a fitness app for you. Here's a look which top fitness app is best for your personality.
07 October 2013, 04:22 PM ET
From the structure of DNA to the process of in vitro fertilization, a long line of biology discoveries and innovations have earned the field's foremost scientific accolade: the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine.
06 October 2013, 09:27 AM ET
Higgs and the Nobel, diesel and honeybees, and Venus and the moon ... some interesting connections brought to us this week by Science.
04 October 2013, 07:42 PM ET
Bad breath is annoying, but it's not that hard to fix with the right attention. Here are five ways to treat halitosis.
04 October 2013, 01:13 PM ET
From penile spines to the ideal size, here are 7 wild facts about the male sex organ.
04 October 2013, 12:08 PM ET
Did you know that some animals don't have stomachs, or the reason why flatulence smells bad? Here are 11 surprising facts about the digestive system.
04 October 2013, 07:47 AM ET
Government and military secrets can range from terrifying to amusing to downright absurd, but most are nothing short of intriguing. From programs to build supersonic flying saucers to atomic bombs, here are seven declassified military and CIA secrets.
03 October 2013, 04:01 PM ET
Experts say flossing prevents gingivitis, periodontal disease and tooth decay. And brushing your teeth is no substitute for flossing, because flossing gets those hard-to-reach places a toothbrush bristle can't.
30 September 2013, 01:24 PM ET
From a massive structure beneath the Sea of Galilee to the Dead Sea Scrolls to a palace that may have been used by King David, archaeological discoveries abound in the Holy Land, a place of great religious importance.
29 September 2013, 10:06 AM ET
Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg? A forehead nose? The sex life of ancient bears? These are more are the coolest stories in Science this week.
25 September 2013, 08:18 AM ET
The human circulatory system was once a subject of great mystery, but now, modern science has revealed its inner workings. Here are 11 surprising facts about the human circulatory system.