Singing therapy is often used to restore fluency to sufferers of speech disorders due to stroke. Recent research found, however, it may not be the singing itself that helps. Christie Nicholson reports...
DNA-modification studies get a multi-million euro boost.
Why it is time to end invasive biomedical research on chimpanzees
Spread across an agar plate, these 144 bacterial colonies spell out a secret message: "this is a bioencoded message from the walt lab at tufts university 2011." The plate is described in a paper published online September 26 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , in which Tufts University researchers demonstrated for the first time that living microorganisms can be used to transmit cryptic communications between people...
A maverick aristocrat's ideas about dinosaur evolution turn out to have been decades ahead of their time
Sequencing effort provides a model for future studies of museum samples.
Participate in a large-scale study of dragonfly swarming behavior
Advances in motion-capture technology hold enormous potential as a tool for analyzing surveillance video for possible security threats
Fibbing is tough on the brain. New strategies expose liars by adding to the load
Asking people and computers what's wrong with manipulated photos may tell if there is "anybody home"
More than a third of U.S. health care employees were not vaccinated last flu season. Research shows that the unvaccinated staff have a decent chance of getting sick--and passing that infection on to at-risk patients...
Childless men in a study of 135,000 AARP members had a 17 percent higher risk of death from cardiovascular disease than fathers
Copping a Latitude: Genetics Supports Idea Cultural Interaction Was More East to West Than North to South
The finding supports a case made by Jared Diamond and others that migration along the same lines of latitude in Eurasia promoted the sharing of crops, animals and technology, but that wide variations in climate found in the New World's north-to-south orientation hindered cultural exchanges...
Comparative genomics shows that sodium channel and pump proteins evolved just before multicellular animals arose, implying that control of electrolyte balancing was a crucial event in life's history...
The nose really might "know" good from bad, even before the brain does
The government may not be doing enough to regulate contaminants in tap water
The melted down reactors are stabilizing, but the real work of repair has yet to begin. David Biello reports