Call it the Facebook Effect—humans are better at remembering information if it appears as a social network post
Atmospheric black carbon is not only bad for the lungs, but can also act as greenhouse particles under certain circumstances
Kepler space telescope astrophysicist Martin Still looks for Earth-like worlds and tracks the death of stars as he ponders the possible demise of his own program
A carcinogenic mold, its growth exacerbated by the warming climate, reached record highs in 2012
An experimental drug previously used in Alzheimer’s research could be repurposed as a therapy for hearing loss
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A Russian procedure developed in the 1950s gave those with crippling disabilities hope--if they could handle the pain
New Limb-Lengthening Tech May Reduce Complications for Sufferers of Crippling Deformities [Slide Show]
A move to lengthen limbs internally rather than via an external scaffold could reduce the effects of painful treatments, especially among younger patients
The British royal was hospitalized on Monday for a rare pregnancy complication that causes nausea and vomiting so extreme it has the potential to kill
Bill Foster, member-elect of the U.S. House of Representatives, wants more scientists in Congress who can bring to bear an analytical mind-set to lawmaking
This year, when choosing your spooky guise, channel your empirical side
When it comes to attempts to actively steer the environment toward a desired outcome via geoengineering, there are some international treaties and national regulations—but most have no teeth...
Higher temperatures and an increased risk of drought on the U.S. west coast result in nitrogen by-products that cause cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, especially among the region's rural and urban poor...
Sara Alvarez was afraid.The doctors told her she needed surgery — brain surgery. Operations on such a complex organ are never simple, but this procedure was exceptionally difficult.
Climate change may be disrupting the cocoa farms of West Africa
Some species will prosper under global warming whereas others may see their habitats shrink further
Hot and dry conditions favor pests, such as spider mites, that can destroy crops
Global warming is beginning to drive the timing of salmon migrations