A rule of urban expansion could guide smarter growth
The humble fruit fly may help unravel the neural underpinnings of brain injuries
A new mathematical model describes why cities have become less centralized over time, and could help urban planners guide the growth of urban areas in smarter ways
Understanding how "familiar strangers" interact could help scientists stem the spread of disease and learn how a sense of community evolves in a neighborhood
New research on song sparrows offers a new take on bird-beak evolution that is more nuanced than earlier ideas based on finch studies
Is your store-bought frog carrying a deadly secret?
A 17-year-long study upends the most common evolutionary explanation of female infidelity
Differences in developmental timing may have given birds their big eyes, big brains and smaller size
Prestigious award recognizes seven researchers for their pioneering contributions to nanoscience, neuroscience and astrophysics
Mice whose sleep patterns were altered had more difficulties conceiving and carrying pregnancies to term. The findings may have implications for women trying to conceive
New research digs up the underlying rules governing the shape of subway systems across the world
NEW YORK—At a small gathering in Times Square today, actor Amanda Peet teamed up with the United Nations Foundation* to launch a vaccination public service announcement.
Hive and Seek: Domestic Honeybees Keep Disappearing, but Are Their Wild Cousins in Trouble, Too? [Slide Show]
Is colony collapse disorder just the visible part of a "global pollinator crisis"? The answer is surprisingly murky. To help answer the question, scientists have created an inexpensive, nationwide wild bee monitoring program
Traffic injuries are four to six times higher in low-income areas of Montreal, compared with wealthy neighborhoods. Researchers find that better road designs could reduce those disparities
Before urban planning, street patterns emerged organically. Understanding the fundamental and man-made forces behind the growth of streetscapes could help guide the development of today's cities
An artist's conception of a group of Yutyrannus, now the largest-known feathered dinosaur, plus two Beipiaosaurus—the dinos who previously held the title.
The structural integrity of the foods we eat is often based on unhealthy saturated fats. New research may allow food scientists to remove the bad fats without destroying texture
A look back at Japan's nuclear crisis, initiated by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake on March 11, 2011
Listening is an important component of speech. When we speak, we use data collected by our ears to help us modulate our spoken tone, pitch and rhythm.