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.
11 September 2013, 10:28 AM ET
Science, in its ceaseless quest to serve humanity, marches ever onward in pursuit of truth and wisdom. But at the annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony, science takes a break, pours itself a drink and has a good, hearty laugh.
11 September 2013, 09:17 AM ET
With the majority of summer vacations now over, employers might want to be prepared for a rash of employee departures.
10 September 2013, 09:05 AM ET
These entrepreneurs have launched successful startups and learned a lot about the world of business and marketing – and they’re all under age 20.
10 September 2013, 07:46 AM ET
From its sleek design to its reputation for being overpriced, there are many reasons why people have a love-hate relationship with Apple products.
09 September 2013, 03:00 PM ET
Men with smaller testicles tend to be more involved dads than those with larger testes, although it's not clear whether parenting causes testes to shrink or whether the correlation reflects some other, underlying difference between men.
09 September 2013, 02:24 PM ET
Teens who are getting into trouble might leave digital clues to their wayward behavior in text messages. Researchers found a link between talking about deviant activities via text and an increase in acts like drinking and breaking rules.
09 September 2013, 07:05 AM ET
Where do you think the United States falls on the world happiness report? Canada? Denmark? You may be surprised.
09 September 2013, 07:04 AM ET
Can you guess where the United States falls on the list of happiest countries? What about Canada? Denmark? Read on.
08 September 2013, 01:32 AM ET
The largest volcano on Earth, the heaviest alligator and the most bizarre phobia you've never heard of ... just a few of the COOL stories we brought you this week. Click on.
07 September 2013, 01:10 AM ET
Homemade lightning storm, a new panda cub and California's Rim fire are just a few of our amazing images this week.
06 September 2013, 05:45 PM ET
As the United States mulls military action in Syria, public support for such a strike may be the lowest of any American intervention in the last two decades, a new Gallup poll found.
06 September 2013, 10:16 AM ET
Bow Wow Bootcamp, Tai Chi Wa Wa, Pupilates and other dog-friendly workouts you and your pooch can do together at K9 Fit Club
05 September 2013, 02:01 PM ET
The human brain has a "map" for perceiving numbers, new research shows. Topographical maps of the human brain are known to exist for sight, hearing and touch, but this is the first time such a map has been found for numerosity, or number sense.
05 September 2013, 08:44 AM ET
The quest for knowledge seems to be gaining in value, as three times as many Americans now say science is the most valuable school subject than did so more than a decade ago, a new Gallup poll finds.
03 September 2013, 11:53 PM ET
African farmers are benefitting from new farming innovation and new financial tools.
03 September 2013, 02:07 PM ET
Men tend to have more positive expectations about the outcomes of sending and receiving sexts, while women have more negative ones, a new study suggests.