25 May 2012, 04:21 PM ET
The 2013 group is second only to the 1978 batch of hopefuls. Only a tiny percentage of applicants are selected to become astronauts.
25 May 2012, 07:40 AM ET
By age one, the percentage of babies being breast-fed drops to under one quarter.
24 May 2012, 03:14 PM ET
Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" expands on themes introduced in his 1979 film "Alien," including the idea of parasitic life forms that incubate inside the human body.
21 May 2012, 02:15 PM ET
In an historic demographic shift, white babies are now in the minority compared with nonwhite newborns.
16 May 2012, 03:09 PM ET
Sleepwalking appears to be most common in children.
16 May 2012, 12:21 PM ET
The United States leads the world in absolute tornado counts, with an average of more than a thousand twisters annually.
11 May 2012, 03:52 PM ET
A study by Save the Children finds that Norway tops the list of best places to be a mother in 2012.
09 May 2012, 03:21 PM ET
An estimated 42 percent of Americans are expected to be obese by the year 2030.
04 May 2012, 11:31 AM ET
The FDA is set to end the use of antibiotics in animals to help curb the spread of drug-resistant bacteria.
01 May 2012, 02:22 PM ET
Five times the number of bird-aircraft collisions were recorded in 2011 compared with twenty years before.
30 April 2012, 10:19 AM ET
More than half of the baby boom generation – those born between 1946 and 1964 – are retiring early from the workforce despite rocky economic conditions.
24 April 2012, 05:53 PM ET
Although more than 500 people have flown in space as of 2012, only 54 have been women.
23 April 2012, 08:24 AM ET
Roadside bombs and other explosions result in head trauma for troops in Afghanistan and Iraq.
17 April 2012, 04:36 PM ET
Duties of the Secret Service include protecting the president and investigating financial crimes.
16 April 2012, 04:14 PM ET
A study has found an increase in deadly auto accidents on tax deadline days.
13 April 2012, 11:08 AM ET
The public's concern about global warming has actually decreased somewhat since the late 1990s.
11 April 2012, 02:34 PM ET
The quake was a big one, but , here's how it compares to some record holders.
10 April 2012, 06:14 PM ET
A remarkable variety of elements came together to sink the famed steamship Titanic.
09 April 2012, 12:11 PM ET
The Terafugia Transition, actually a small aircraft that is street-legal for road driving, was featured at the New York International Auto Show.
06 April 2012, 01:47 PM ET
A survey shows who celebrates Easter in America today.
04 April 2012, 01:20 PM ET
There are more of us, we are better educated and are more racially diverse, for starters.
03 April 2012, 01:35 PM ET
Controversial laws define circumstances where homicide is justified.
02 April 2012, 01:29 PM ET
More than half of American adults report having bought a lottery ticket in the past year.
30 March 2012, 01:06 PM ET
Trend-watching can be fun and informative, but over long periods of time, extrapolation leads you to absurd conclusions.
29 March 2012, 03:19 PM ET
A majority of American adults would support state laws requiring education to combat sexting.
27 March 2012, 11:21 AM ET
A survey of U.S. prison chaplains shows the prevalence of extremists of various faiths.
26 March 2012, 04:00 PM ET
Where he's diving and how his submersible looks.
23 March 2012, 11:43 AM ET
The tough economy is driving adult children back to their parents' homes, in numbers not seen since the 1950s.
21 March 2012, 03:06 PM ET
About one in three people surveyed say that Bigfoot "probably" exists.
19 March 2012, 04:28 PM ET
See how the 2012 Presidential candidates rank with campaign fundraising.
16 March 2012, 04:41 PM ET
The tilt of the Earth during its yearly orbit creates the seasons, equinoxes and solstices.
16 March 2012, 09:40 AM ET
A stdy shows that most people would balk at $5.30-per-gallon gas.