19 December 2013, 12:47 PM ET
Although the Christmas holiday season is typically known for its wintry weather, carolers and tasty treats, not all Christmas traditions around the world are one in the same.
19 December 2013, 10:19 AM ET
Generally, lying to kids is a bad thing. But for many children, believing in Santa is a normal and healthy part of development, psychologists say. The Santa Claus myth is a long-standing and powerful tradition for many families, and may reinforce good val
18 December 2013, 10:03 PM ET
Bursting the bubble on claims that people have burst into flame.
18 December 2013, 04:22 PM ET
Maybe Santa only thought his reindeer were "flying" while he was tripping on mushrooms. The modern-day story of Santa derives from a Siberian shaman who gave out 'shrooms, according to one theory.
18 December 2013, 01:01 PM ET
The first high-quality genome sequence also found the Neanderthal woman's parents were closely related, possibly half-siblings, suggesting inbreeding may have been common among her recent ancestors.
18 December 2013, 12:58 PM ET
An annual report on allegedly wasteful government spending gets the science wrong.
18 December 2013, 01:14 AM ET
Cities are turning to the cloud to improve operations and communications with their citizens.
17 December 2013, 07:18 PM ET
Normally, you lean forward, turn off your console, step away and play again once you’ve had the opportunity to regroup. But you can’t. Because this isn’t a video game. It’s real. What do you do?
17 December 2013, 05:50 PM ET
The holiday season is filled with traditions like caroling, decorating and all sorts of partying, drinking and unbridled merrymaking. It comes as no surprise, then, that the holidays are also filled with some of the world's most enduring myths.
16 December 2013, 05:41 PM ET
Environmental psychologists have long known that encounters with the natural world are good for us, and it seems to help when those encounters are in our virtual lives.
16 December 2013, 12:01 PM ET
The baby of the family may remain forever the baby, according to new research that finds that moms are under the illusion that their youngest is littler than he or she really is.
16 December 2013, 09:50 AM ET
2013 Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition®
15 December 2013, 08:21 AM ET
People get fired for all sorts of reasons. Here are 10 that might surprise you.
15 December 2013, 08:18 AM ET
These genius shopping apps makes shopping with a mobile phone easier than ever.
15 December 2013, 08:13 AM ET
New research suggests that shoppers are less likely to buy products with ads featuring black people or people with tattoos.
15 December 2013, 06:31 AM ET
Earth's greatest killer, intelligent reptiles and why James Bond likes shaken martinis are just a few of the cool stories we found for you this week.
14 December 2013, 06:32 AM ET
Green lighning, frog eggs and the death of Comet ISON are just a few of the amazing photos we found for you this week.
14 December 2013, 06:10 AM ET
If you want to discover great new products delivered by customer-focused businesses, here are eight unique box subscription services you'll want to sign up for in the new year.
14 December 2013, 06:02 AM ET
The clock is ticking on the holiday shopping season, but cybercriminals are more active than ever this time of year. Here are five holiday cyberscams you should look out for as your finish your online shopping.
13 December 2013, 10:30 PM ET
Should you fear the carnivores migrating towards cities?
13 December 2013, 05:02 PM ET
Affluenza, a condition marked by irresponsibility, reckless behavior, casual sex and substance abuse, and all-around obnoxious, antisocial conduct is sometimes seen in wealthy people and their kids. Is affluenza contagious?
13 December 2013, 01:16 AM ET
Should lawmakers be holding closed-door meetings with industry representatives about pollution?
12 December 2013, 04:35 PM ET
Is a car-free city possible? In many European cities walking and cycling already account for more than half of all journeys.
12 December 2013, 04:16 PM ET
While it’s difficult to fully disconnect from work as we head home for the day, a paper published today provides some insight into how our personal thinking styles and values can affect how we manage the stress of work.
11 December 2013, 06:42 PM ET
Congress is close to passing a farm bill, but will it be packed with anti-science riders?
11 December 2013, 06:21 PM ET
The "green economy" is growing, along with demand for workers trained for those fields.
11 December 2013, 10:35 AM ET
Americans feel like they belong when their neighbors vote the same way they do, a tendency that appears to be driving the formation of red and blue enclaves around the country.
11 December 2013, 10:15 AM ET
For smart gift-giving, buy presents one at a time, a new study suggests. People often overvalue buying their friends unique gifts at the expense of what they'd really like best.
10 December 2013, 09:44 PM ET
Six Americans stand out for their defense of science in 2013.
10 December 2013, 09:21 PM ET
Those who experience a terrorist attack firsthand are prone to suffer from acute stress. That much is obvious. But does living that experience repeatedly through the media’s coverage of the event cause even more stress?
10 December 2013, 08:58 PM ET
Online advertising is becoming more sophisticated. Advertising agencies now specialize in online markets and new analytic tools which can track and profile users to provide highly targeted advertisements with increased revenues.
10 December 2013, 08:22 PM ET
Research on drugs to combat a flu pandemic and on plants' resistance to ozone swept top honors in the 2013 Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology. A student from California and a team of three students from New York took home $100,000 scholar