A new Gallup poll found that beer is the most popular alcohol in the United States, though more women still prefer a glass of wine over a pint.
When learning a second language, effort helps adults learn vocabulary but hinders their ability to learn grammar, a new study finds.
Researchers found that positive-outcome bedtime stories are better at promoting honesty in children than negative-outcome stories.
Bill Nye the Science Guy gave a lecture at Irving Plaza in New York City on the beginnings of his popular kids' TV show and the future of space exploration.
Cork quality has been declining for years, and scientists think it may be from cork oak trees adapting to climate change.
A new study found that the greater a nation’s genetic distance is from Denmark, the lower its reported wellbeing is.
A new study finds that just pulling out a smartphone during a conversation can make people feel less connected to each other and less satisfied with the quality of their chat.
For African elephants in zoos, obesity is likely contributing to infertility. To combat problem, one group of researchers is looking for a better way to measure body fat on the huge animals.
The cold front sweeping across the United States is not technically a polar vortex, but it will bring significantly lower temperatures.
A mosaic discovered in an ancient synagogue in Galilee depicts a bloody battle scene instead of a traditional Biblical scene.
How physics keeps people from falling off water slides, like world's tallest water slide in Kansas City named Verruckt.
Eighteen baby mountain gorillas were named during Kwita Izina, the annual gorilla naming ceremony in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda.
During the 2014 Kwita Izina, the annual gorilla naming ceremony in Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park, 18 baby gorillas got their names.
New data from the ESA's Swarm satellite array shows that Earth's magnetic field is weakening, but don't worry, doomsday is not in the forecast.
Today is the 86th anniversary of the invention of sliced bread and the 134th birthday of its inventor, Otto Rohwedder.
The Declaration of Independence is now well preserved at the National Archives, but the document survived years of wear and tear.
A new Gallup poll shows that the number of Americans who reported they were satisfied with their freedom has dropped 12 points, from 91 percent in 2006 to 79 percent in 2013.
New research suggests Chilean devil rays warm themselves in the sun at the surface then dive down to extreme depths in search of food.
Extinct volcanoes on the ocean floor get squashed by tectonic plates and create tsunami earthquakes.
High-speed video revealed that disco clams are not bioluminescent, but their lips are covered with tiny silica spheres that reflect natural light.
A new study found an elevated risk of suicide in patients with ADHD, and an elevated risk of suicide in their parents and siblings.