02 October 2013, 07:15 PM ET
Hawaiian myths are revealing ancient eruptions to scientists.
02 October 2013, 06:48 PM ET
In another casualty of the government shutdown, activities related to Obama's $100 million BRAIN initiative have ground to a halt.
02 October 2013, 11:58 AM ET
The human tendencies to assume we know what others are thinking, and to let other people's perceptions unduly influence our own, may be the root of many human misunderstandings, one research says.
02 October 2013, 08:18 AM ET
The failure of Congress to reach the agreement needed to avoid a government shutdown today can, in some ways, be seen as human nature, resulting from the way people act when they form groups, psychologists and sociologists say.
02 October 2013, 05:40 AM ET
A Harvard professor analyzed more than 100 job interviewing techniques. Here are the 7 he found work best.
02 October 2013, 05:34 AM ET
Entrepreneurs Josh Opperman and Peter Ulrich both started businesses to help couples deal with broken engagements. Now they've teamed up to grow the canceled weddings industry.
01 October 2013, 09:23 AM ET
A number of new synthetic drugs, opiate painkillers and other substances have emerged recently as increasingly popular among partygoers and drug addicts. And some of these substances are alarming health experts and law enforcement officials.
30 September 2013, 05:23 PM ET
An analysis of the effects of the last government shutdown sheds light on what would happen this time around.
30 September 2013, 03:04 PM ET
Look closely at the FedEx logo and you'll notice that the space between the 'E' and the 'x' creates the outline of an arrow. Now, a new study reveals the part of the brain that creates such invisible shapes.
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.
28 September 2013, 01:02 AM ET
The sinking of Venice, the oldest fish face and blooms on the Bering land bridge are just a few of the great images we found for you this week.
26 September 2013, 07:12 AM ET
Even though the vast majority of Americans say they have, want or wish they had kids, the reality is that fewer children are being born in the United States. A new Gallup survey suggests financial pressures could be behind the trend.
26 September 2013, 12:42 AM ET
Why was "The Smile of a Dolphin" banned?
25 September 2013, 03:13 PM ET
The recipients of this year's MacArthur "Genius Grants" have been announced, with several scientists among the winners. The award money will help them take risks in their research, start clinical trials, forge collaborative efforts and support home life.
25 September 2013, 02:08 PM ET
Could art be made in such a way that both humans and computers can understand and appreciate it? In an attempt to bridge the gap in art perception by humans and robots, an artist uses 3D printing to create sculptures made of computers' basic language.
25 September 2013, 12:16 PM ET
For critics who believe Sen. Cruz's legislative shenanigans are juvenile, research supports their claim: Rhymes like Dr. Seuss are compelling for children, and their brains seem to process them even better than they process the meanings of other words.
25 September 2013, 10:24 AM ET
In an attempt to bridge gap in art perception by humans and robots, Ashley Zelinskie, a Brooklyn-based artist uses 3D-printing to create sculptures made of computer’s basic language, the binary code.
24 September 2013, 05:16 PM ET
New oil and gas industry-funded study embellishes — and tells only half the story.
24 September 2013, 04:00 PM ET
When people with psychopathy imagine others experiencing pain, brain regions associated with empathy and concern for others fail to activate or connect with brain areas involved in emotional processing and decision-making.
24 September 2013, 03:44 PM ET
Can labeling a dictator as evil influence public policy for an entire nation?
24 September 2013, 03:01 PM ET
Just a whiff of a woman close to ovulation is enough to stimulate another woman's testosterone levels.
24 September 2013, 02:38 PM ET
An extreme style of skydiving originally developed for military operations and known as HALO, or high-altitude low-opening jumps, has proven deadly for one parachuter.
24 September 2013, 01:10 PM ET
The rule that prevents Catholic priests from being married is rooted in history and tradition, but isn't an official dogma of the Church. That means the pope could, in theory, change the rule overnight if he wanted to.
23 September 2013, 07:54 PM ET
Mermaids — legendary half-human, half marine creatures — have fascinated people for centuries and inspired many "sightings."
23 September 2013, 06:11 PM ET
To end global poverty, girls' voices must be heard.
23 September 2013, 01:00 PM ET
Sometimes just holding a cute newborn will make a woman say, "I want to eat you up!" New research shows that there might be a biological mechanism behind that expression.
22 September 2013, 09:31 AM ET
Bigfoot mapping, life-expectancy of Earth's habitable life and whale earwax reveals life history — Just a few of the cool Science stories we brought you this week.
21 September 2013, 10:02 AM ET
The beauty of the Northern Lights, a frozen ancient forest and a great blue hole are just a few of the amazing photos Science brought us this week.
20 September 2013, 09:38 PM ET
Can new laws help stop the spread of chronic wasting disease in deer?
20 September 2013, 08:04 AM ET
Places with higher gun ownership rates also have higher firearms-related deaths, a new study finds. But the study can't tease apart the causal factors behind that correlation.
19 September 2013, 05:30 PM ET
Will China's new pollution controls tame the nation's notorious smog?
19 September 2013, 04:00 PM ET
In a candid interview with a Jesuit Magazine, the Pope said the Catholic Church should not focus so much on narrow issues such as gay rights, abortion and contraception.