The musashi protein's role in destabilizing synaptic connections in the brain helps fuel memory loss, a study finds.
Newly described species Semirostrum ceruttii had a chin that would put Jay Leno to shame.
A piece of ringwoodite, normally found only hundreds of miles below the Earth's surface, yields a watery find.
One computer scientist's method for calculating NCAA tournament odds, plus an animal-themed alternative.
How to survive a deep freeze: head for the nearest volcano.
Chinese researchers combed through 6 million tweets to find out how social media shapes opinions.
A study showed that raw milk was no better at easing lactose intolerance than pasteurized milk.
The favorable climate in 13th-century Central Asia was played a role in the Mongol Empire's rise, researchers say.
The late Carl Sagan left a pretty big turtleneck to fill, but new host Tyson is getting some early raves.
A California state assemblyman wants to prohibit killer whales from performing at theme parks.
The female condom is getting updated for the 21st century.
Teenagers that use e-cigarettes are also likely to smoke, but whether one behavior leads to the other is less clear.
Most scientists aren't happy with the president's plan to keep research funding mostly frozen.
Beethoven a bore? The Clash leaving you cold? Perhaps you have specific musical anhedonia.
If GMOs disappeared from agriculture it wouldn't be catastrophic, but there would be unfulfilled potential, experts say.
As Denmark moves to ban ritual religious slaughtering methods, we take a look at the latest animal welfare science.
"BPA-free" doesn't necessarily mean "safe."
Researchers used computer models to examine how flying snakes glide through the air.
A new study assesses radiation exposure and cancer risks near the Fukushima plant from 2012 onward.
An annual tally of the men and women who write book reviews or are reviewed by major publications finds lingering disparities.