Death rates have dropped during past economic downturns, even as many health trends have worsened. Researchers are scrambling to decipher lessons before the next big recession
Researchers were stunned to find an 18th-century ship that had been unearthed by construction workers at the World Trade Center where the Twin Towers once stood. With great care they followed clues in the well-preserved wood to trace the craft's history to the era of the American Revolution...
Success of a vaginal microbicide gel reveals how HIV-prevention strategies can emerge from progress in treatment
What have scientists learned from 30 years of research and rebirth in the blast zone?
Could added incentives and other changes to the federal food stamp program trim rampant obesity rates among low-income groups?
The neural basis for "smound" may have been uncovered
Research into both coyote and human behavior informs strategies to reduce urban-nature clashes and make peace with animal neighbors
Increasing maximum wave heights off the Pacific Northwest coast may pose a greater threat than rising sea levels
Australia is at the forefront of a global water crisis. Some of the management lessons learned there could help bail out California and other parched regions before they meet the same fate...
Greenhouse Rock: Stone-Cold Data from Ancient Glacial Deposits May Help Reveal Future Climate Change
Scientists are developing sophisticated tools to trace the paths of glaciers, unearthing previously unknown pieces of the climate record
Scientists are employing improved monitors in efforts to pinpoint air pollutants that cause childhood disease
It's not always patents and price tags that keep lifesaving medicines from reaching people living in remote villages in the developing world. When donated medical supplies arrive in countries such as Mozambique, for instance, they are typically distributed to the provinces by national authorities...
In the movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind , Joel and Clementine's relationship ends so sourly that the couple elects to have their mutual memories swept away via a non-surgical procedure called "targeted memory erasure." No such tool actually exists...
Scientists hope a better understanding of when, where and how mammoth oceanic waves form can someday help ships steer clear of danger
Tolerance for cow's milk may have arisen in the Neolithic period among the Linearbandkeramik culture of central Europe, not with the Lutefisk-lovers of Scandinavia
Novel natural compounds may lead to safe and inexpensive repellents that undercut skeeters' ability to sense their human prey
Twenty percent of watermelons never make it to the picnic table. Rather, one in every five is left to ripen and rot in the field, rejected for even the slightest of cosmetic imperfections...