People who pay more attention to their feelings and experiences tend to have better cardiovascular health, a new study suggests.
Scientists are officially debunking the myth that megalodon sharks still exist. The whale-eating monsters became extinct about 2.6 million years ago.
Laboratory tests of an approved therapeutic suggest it may treat symptoms of autoimmune diseases such as type-1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis.
Subliminal messages containing positive stereotypes about aging can improve older adults’ physical functioning for several weeks, according to a new study.
Scientists have figured out the optimal gap needed between two gold nanoparticles to turn them into optical antennae.
Buprenorphine maintenance therapy works better than detox for treating patients with prescription opioid dependence in primary care, new research shows.
The 1918 influenza virus killed 50 million people worldwide, and now scientists are hoping to apply the lessons learned to fight diseases like Ebola.
You may want to think twice about handling a cash register receipt, especially if you’ve just slathered on some hand sanitizer or lotion.
Astronomers and geneticists are good at sharing, report researchers, who say ecologists may need a brush-up on the concept.
While more and more US hospitals are consolidating medical groups and physician practices to be more efficient, a new study finds the practice often backfires and increases the cost of patient care.
Children exposed to certain types of air pollution during pregnancy and early in life are more likely to develop autism, according to a study of families living in Pennsylvania.
Nearly 70 scientists have issued a statement saying they’re skeptical about claims that computer-based “brain games” actually help older adults sharpen their mental powers.
The shafts of feathers are made of a multi-layered fibrous composite material—a lot like carbon fiber—that lets the feather bend and twist in flight.
Teenagers who eat breakfast, particularly one high in protein, are less likely to crave junk food later, and scientists say a boost in the brain chemical dopamine may help explain why.
Overweight women are more likely to work in lower-paying and more physically demanding jobs, according to a new study.
An ancient scourge is giving scientists new insights on how the body responds to infections. In the journal Immunity, researchers show how the Yersinia pestis bacteria that cause bubonic plague hitchhike on immune cells in the lymph nodes and eventually ride into the lungs and the blood stream, where the infection is easily transmitted to others.
New evidence could help explain how some massive black holes shut down a galaxy’s ability to make new stars.
Scientists have previously found that resting the mind, such as daydreaming, helps strengthen memories of events and retention of information.
Scientists are building a fluorescent sensor that can rapidly identify the presence of fat in milk. The device, called “Milk Orange,” could one day be useful to milk producers in developing countries.
For the first time, researchers have detected a single hydrogen atom using high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).