Researchers find that parts of grown-up brains can still be young.
Animals will make extraordinary and often mysterious expeditions to find a good meal, sexy mates, and the perfect place to raise a family. This month, billions of
Can you figure the age, gender and race of this person from the silhouette? A new study finds the majority of people can.
Researchers directing a special type of light at metal poked with holes found all the light behaved like a liquid and strangely escaped through the holes.
India, the land of snakes, has several more venomous species than was realized. And if you get bit, you have an urgent need to know which kind it was.
Trips to the dentist save more than your teeth. A mouth clear of infection can also be better for the whole body.
A tactfully sunken ship might have blocked Napoleon from entering a Middle Eastern port, and sent him sailing home to France.
On an overcast day, sundials would have been useless. A recent expedition suggests polarizing "sunstones" would have worked.
Fabric swatches dug up from archaeological sites often look like dull brown rags, but archaeologists are putting crime lab techniques to work to uncover their revealing features.
Color skews people's taste for orange juice more than a price tag, quality, or even its actual taste.
In America, the number of children a woman has in her lifetime has declined in the past two centuries, and it's not just because of the pill.
Chemists have solved a 20-year mystery surrounding the date of a Madonna and Child painting, the "de Brecy Tondo," painted by an as-yet unidentified artist.
Darwin was accused of plagiarism when his landmark book on evolution was published. A new study finds he could easily have avoided the criticisms.
Like many of the statues they left behind, the ancient Greeks may have spent some of their time in the nude.
Males can drum up to 12,000 times a day. If they said, "Not tonight honey, I have a headache," there would be no little woodpeckers.
Recovering from a hangover? A cup of coffee won't sober you up, popping Tylenol can be bad for your liver, and the hair of the dog will only prolong your pain.
A queen will mate with dozens of males, even though its bad for her. Turns out the behavior is good for the hive.