New measurements of Tamu Massif, the world's largest volcano, indicate that it had a very complicated genesis.
The elephant in the room—actually, Times Square: a ton of poached ivory that was mashed in some sort of souped-up wood chipper.
When a shy fish ventures into the unknown, it prefers to follow a fish with a similarly cautious personality.
Male lemurs mix their scented secretions to send long-lasting messages to one another.
All it takes is a magnet and knowing where to look.
New research on mice demonstrates a way to use designer bacteria as a non-invasive test for cancer.
Plug a shark’s nose, and it’ll have a hard time getting home.
In this episode of Richard Garriott's miniseries, he shows us how Earth formed, how remnants of that formation still wander the solar system and how our planet came to be covered by oceans.Next week: Life on Earth Begins...
Unexpected things prime our brains to work a little harder.
The same technological advances that shrank telephones miniaturized heart monitors, with far-reaching implications for heart health.
If seeing the one you love makes your heart skip a beat, should you see a cardiologist?
Why would a biochemist make three-dimensional prints of budding yeast cells?
More comprehensive scanning shows that even “minor” hits could be as damaging to players’ brains as concussions.
Thirteen times a century, on average, Mercury passes directly between Earth and the sun, creating what astronomers call a transit. It just happened again; this video, created with images from the orbiting Solar Dynamics Observatory shows the tiny planet’s silhouette as it makes its seven-hour journey across the solar disk...
When Flint, Mich., switched its water supply, a chemical cascade inside old pipes caused lead to leach into the city's drinking water, triggering a public health emergency.
It might take practice to get to Carnegie Hall but scientists found that it takes a set of dozens of genes in the brain working together to make that practice pay off.
A new film presents the science behind when and why people lie.
The Keeling Curve, which records atmospheric carbon dioxide changes since 1958, was just awarded National Historic Chemical Landmark status.— Jen Christiansen, Eliene Augenbraun, Benjamin Meyers...
The robots may navigate better because 3-D printing allows for a quick combination of multiple materials.
Pets and people shed clouds of microbes as unique and personal as their fingerprints, but the clouds can change over time.