19 September 2013, 02:37 PM ET
Founded in 1953 by the science-fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology is a philosophy and set of religious beliefs centered around the principles of self-understanding and self-improvement.
19 September 2013, 12:20 PM ET
The student's version features string theory and an Einstein sock puppet.
18 September 2013, 07:56 PM ET
Mooncakes may taste great, but do they need such excessive packaging?
18 September 2013, 04:49 PM ET
Can research really make it easier to wait in a long line?
18 September 2013, 04:04 PM ET
A new study found that states with higher rates of firearms in the home have disproportionately big numbers of gun-related homicides. The findings suggest that measures to make guns less available could cut the rate of killings, the researchers say.
18 September 2013, 03:47 PM ET
Researchers have equipped a seniors home with sensors designed to track their movements and health, which could allow them to live without assistance and catch health problems early.
18 September 2013, 03:27 PM ET
At a the Museum of Science in Boston, researchers are learning from children at a living lab, giving parents the opportunity to see scientific research in action while scientists get data and hone their communication skills.
18 September 2013, 02:26 PM ET
The minimum-wage debate has resurfaced with a vengeance in recent months in the United States, resulting in strikes and protests by service workers at popular fast-food restaurants. But what is the minimum wage and how does it apply to American workers?
18 September 2013, 12:44 PM ET
Poorly regulated food labels lead Americans to waste massive amounts of food.
17 September 2013, 10:43 PM ET
Just buying a lottery ticket can trigger rash decisions, research has found.
17 September 2013, 05:19 PM ET
People who have better rhythmic ability have more consistent brain responses to speech, a new study finds. The findings suggest that musical training could improve mental skills involved in language.
17 September 2013, 04:40 PM ET
Stephen Hawking says that the terminally ill should have the right to die, as long as there are necessary safeguards to prevent abuse.
17 September 2013, 03:56 PM ET
The semiautomatic weapon known as the AR-15 — sometimes referred to by its many fans as "the Black Rifle" — is by some estimates the most-popular rifle in the United States, with an estimated 4 million in circulation. And it's back in the news once again.
17 September 2013, 11:29 AM ET
The brief and confounding life of Chris McCandless is told in the book "Into the Wild" by Jon Krakauer, but touched off controversy and the young man's death. They mystery may now be solved.
17 September 2013, 09:01 AM ET
A new app aims to keep dreams alive, helping people remember, document and share their dreams. The resulting inventory of snooze stories can be a rich database for scientists to tap into.
17 September 2013, 07:16 AM ET
Science has captivated people for centuries, but public understanding of science is more important now than ever, says cosmologist and astrophysicist Martin Rees.
16 September 2013, 07:06 PM ET
Elves have been a popular subject in fiction for centuries, and there are several types of elves.
16 September 2013, 03:00 PM ET
The ability of humans to create art, think scientifically or invent new tools stems from a widespread network of brain areas that collectively manipulate ideas, images and symbols.
16 September 2013, 03:00 PM ET
Corked wine, which is contaminated by fungus and chlorine compounds, may smell bad because of a chemical that suppresses the sense of smell. That suggests that smell suppression could create a false impression of off-smells.
16 September 2013, 11:49 AM ET
After delays caused by an overnight storm, a potentially dangerous operation began to lift the Costa Concordia wreck.
16 September 2013, 10:28 AM ET
People with a rare brain disorder that leaves their minds blank, apathetic and unmotivated during the day still dream at night, though those dreams aren't as rich and weird as normal dreams, new research finds.
15 September 2013, 09:31 AM ET
The Ig Nobel Prizes, the fate of the Universe and the road to Stonehenge are just a few of the cool stories we brought you this week. Check these out.
15 September 2013, 06:37 AM ET
Dirtball Fashion makes 100-percent-recycled clothing and hats out of plastic water bottles and cotton scraps.
14 September 2013, 08:30 AM ET
Consumers are not overly thrilled or impressed by wearable tech devices.
14 September 2013, 08:23 AM ET
An unsuccessful search for a really big bow led Lynda King to create one of her own — and turn big bows into a thriving business.
14 September 2013, 06:23 AM ET
The ugliest creature on Earth, wildfire scars worsened by flooding and an crazy photobomb are just a few of the amazing images in Science this week.
13 September 2013, 04:44 PM ET
Even the laws of mathematics seem to be beholden to one's political views.
13 September 2013, 03:06 PM ET
Hundreds of multicolored balloons were used to launch a balloonist for a trans-Atlantic crossing look like a page taken from the script of the movie 'Up.' Jonathan Trappe lifted off using more than 300 helium-filled balloons. Powered by NewsLook
13 September 2013, 02:27 PM ET
Babies as young as 8 months old have the knowledge that living creatures have guts, new research suggests. The built-in knowledge may help babies navigate the world.
13 September 2013, 09:40 AM ET
The same genes that affect the orientation of organs in our bodies also plays a role in determining handedness.
13 September 2013, 07:23 AM ET
Despite our well-developed brains, our complex technologies and centuries of scientific progress, the human race remains a fearful, superstitious lot. Superstition, it seems, is one thing that binds all of humanity throughout history and across cultures.
11 September 2013, 02:11 PM ET
A group of scientists, humanists and science fiction authors will debate the longevity of human civilization at a free public symposium today (Sept. 12) at the Library of Congress's John W. Kluge Center.