Five people have been confirmed dead, 31 remain in hospital with injuries and eight are still missing after sudden volcanic eruptions on White Island off New Zealand.
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Restricting your eating time to a daily 10-hour window could help fight obesity and diabetes, new research finds.
The so-called Cybertruck is an angular, stainless steel, all-electric pickup truck that quickly became polarizing. Here's why it's revolutionary.
Google claims quantum supremacy – IBM says not so fast. One researcher explains why he doesn't see quantum computers outpacing classical computers any time soon ... and maybe not ever.
When comparing the dangers of e-cigarettes to cigarettes, some experts believe the health risks of e-cigs are not as serious as those from cigarettes.
Scientists have unearthed an amazingly preserved skull of an ancient snake with hind limbs, revealing more about the origin of snakes and how they lost their legs.
In our culture, there's this idea that enduring a tragedy can be good for your personal growth. Here's what the science says.
Sugar triggers dopamine "hits" in the brain, making us crave more of it. Sugar also disrupts memory formation.
Explaining how something as complex as consciousness can emerge from a grey, jelly-like lump of tissue in the head is arguably the greatest scientific challenge of our time.
Beyond the outer edge of the solar system, mysterious, unknown worlds await by the thousands. Astronomers can now finally find these exoplanets. But will we find another Earth?
The Earth may be entering an era in which natural and human-generated fire together are reshaping the planet.
Astronomers have just observed a ghostly nebula of gas resembling the shape of an hourglass, surrounding a known galaxy. This ghoulish structure has dwarfed the galaxy it is surrounding.
A look back at the folklore of rabies in humans reveals ties to beliefs in werewolves, vampires and other monsters.
The arsenal of human screams has been honed over millions of years of evolution. Here's why we love blood-curdling screams.
From the Salem witch trials to today's "witch hunts," women are front and center because they are considered powerless and more easily swayed by demons.
A look at 4.5 billion years of Earth's history tells us that intelligence, including extraterrestrial intelligence, is unlikely to evolve.
Over the past few years, studies have indicated eating red is bad for your health, but a new study seems to reverse that. So what should you do?
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