Humans have more copies of a possibly important brain gene than other apes.
A new device in development that uses teardrops to measure the amount of sugar in a person's blood could allow diabetics to forgo painful daily pinpricks.
Scientists have discovered a common type of human brain cell that can transform into other cell types and reproduce indefinitely, tricks once thought exclusive to stem cells.
The discovery of a rapidly evolving DNA section in humans could help explain why our brains are so much bigger than chimps.
Global warming and not natural variations in ocean cycle are to blame for stronger hurricanes, according to a new study.
A new study can't say if low testosterone levels are causing the deaths, but the research links the two.
The United States comes ranks lower than 32 other countries when it comes to public acceptance of evolution.
Add baby bats to the small but growing list of creatures that babble before they can fully communicate.
A new service that measures radio signals beamed between your cell phone and cell phone towers could soon help speed up your commute.
It's not Jurassic Park, but scientists have reconstructed a 530-million-year old gene by piecing together key portions of two modern genes descended from it.
Europe's mountains are getting taller, and melting glaciers are partly responsible, according to a new computer model.
A parasitic microbe commonly found in cats might have helped shape entire human cultures by manipulating the personalities of infected individuals.
Predatory chimps and large cats are more likely to target small-brained prey that are less capable of escaping attack.
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The human eye transmits visual data to the brain at about the same speed as two computers can share data.
Our immune systems might already be effective in protecting us against small doses of venom from certain snakes and insects without any outside help.
The largest collection of Pleistocene human footprints in the world reveals adults and children hoofing it every which way.
A suite of genes involved in fish fin development also plays a role in the development of paired limbs in land animals.
Your keen eyesight can be traced back to an arms race between snakes and early primates, according to a radical new theory.
Scientists are working to create molecules that can seek out and deliver drugs to cancer cells by taking proteins by tweaking proteins that are naturally found in the body.