More than a third of adult offspring at a California sperm bank want the sperm donor’s identity—if only to get to know more about him or “get a complete picture,” new research finds.
The frequency of hail storms, thunderstorms, and high wind events has decreased by nearly 50 percent on average throughout China since 1960.
Engineers are developing virtual reality headsets that can adapt how they display images to account for factors like eyesight and age that affect how we actually see.
For over a century, men who didn’t want to father a child had only one permanent option for contraception: vasectomy.
A new computer facial recognition system can correctly identify over 100 lemurs with 98.7 percent accuracy.
Alien subatomic particles raining down from outer space are wreaking low-grade havoc on your smartphone, computer, and other personal electronic devices.
Researchers have developed a new way to estimate crop yields from space, using high-resolution photos snapped by a new wave of compact satellites.
Scientists discovered that a hemoglobin mutation was causing mild anemia in a young woman in Germany.
Chemists and gene therapy experts have a new way to insert the code for modified proteins into the cells of mice.
Native Americans, including noncombatants, who surrendered during King Philip’s War to avoid enslavement were enslaved at nearly the same rate as captured combatants, research shows.
Rather than inciting fear, anti-smoking campaigns should tap into smokers’ memories and tug at their heartstrings, a new study suggests.
A new air quality model could help forecasters predict surface ozone levels up to 48-hours in advance and with fewer resources.
There may be lasting benefits to giving people addicted to opioids medication to reduce cravings while in the hospital emergency department (ED).
In order to restore tropical rainforests, it is not enough to simply set up protected areas and leave them alone, research in an Indian rainforest shows.
By using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to study the brains of infants who have older siblings with autism, scientists were able to correctly identify 80 percent of the babies who would be subsequently diagnosed with autism at 2 years of age.
A survey of about 1,500 extremely disadvantaged families in Boston, Chicago, and San Antonio shows teenagers go without food twice as often as their younger brothers and sisters.
Silver ion-coated scaffolds can slow the spread of—or even kill—methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) while growing new bone, say researchers.
The most promising approach to slowing the spread of HIV may be a pill that uninfected people can take to protect themselves.
The Earth’s mantle—the layer between the crust and the outer core—is home to a primordial soup even older than the moon.
Forage fish stocks have undergone fluctuation swings for hundreds of years, research shows, with at least three species off the US West Coast repeatedly experiencing steep population increases followed by declines long before commercial fishing began.