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.
Should E-Cigarettes Be Regulated? Study Finds Teens That Use E-Cigs Likely To Smoke, But Can't Prove Gateway Theory
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.
Book Reviews Are A Boys' Club: VIDA Count Finds Women Still A Rare Sight On Pages Of Major Literary Magazines
An annual tally of the men and women who write book reviews or are reviewed by major publications finds lingering disparities.
University of Hawaii scientists have been tracking the spread of debris from the tsunami that struck Japan in March 2011.
Some snakes don't need to board a plane to soar through the air.
Global Forest Watch Tracks Where Trees Fall; Google Aids Development Of Environmental Monitoring Tool
A new open source mapping tool provides near real-time data on deforestation across the world.
Is The 'Meth Epidemic' Overblown? Columbia Psychologists Looks At The Evidence Behind The Media Hype
A Columbia University researcher looks at the evidence for media narratives on the horrors of meth, finds it lacking.
Wearable computers turn out to be useful both as a teaching aid and data display for surgeons.
Following The Telltale Email Linguistic Trail: How The Boss Might Be Able To Tell You're Going Rogue
If you plan to sell out your employer, be forewarned that your own emails may turn you in.
Winter Weather Statistics: Where 2013-2014 Season Stands So Far In Snowfall Totals And Temperature Records
Statistics prove that this seemingly endless winter really is one of the worst in years - especially in the Midwest.
The head of an Italian investigation said Friday he expects results by May or June.
Taking The Stock Market To Higher Dimensions: Researcher Envisions A Geometrical Jewel At The Heart Of Finance
One Romanian researcher is working on ways to transform stock market behavior into higher-dimensional geometry.
Most White House occupants have been lawyers, but there are a couple U.S. presidents who tinkered, too.