Domestic violence occurs at least as frequently, and likely even more so, between same-sex couples, but researchers suspect it may often go unreported because of the stigma attached to sexual orientation.
A chemotherapy drug was more effective at killing pancreatic cancer cells when an extract from chokeberries was added to the mix.
One serving of milk or cheese every day may be enough to ward off heart disease or stroke, even in communities where dairy is not a traditional part of the diet.
Efforts to develop broadly effective vaccines for HIV and malaria have had limited success. Now scientists are testing a totally different approach—one that so far seems very promising.
Scientists have discovered antagonistic neuron populations in the mouse amygdala that control whether the animal engages in social behaviors or asocial repetitive self-grooming.
The sense that you’re not the only one tackling a challenge—even if you’re physically alone—can increase motivation, say researchers.
It’s a mystery why male chimps kill other adults, but a new study suggests the behavior may have little to do with human activities.
A huge black hole has been discovered at the center of an ultra-compact galaxy—the smallest galaxy known to contain one.
Kids and teens with ADHD lag behind others of the same age in how quickly their brains form connections within, and between, key brain networks.
Expanding public transportation, walking, and biking in cities could save more than $100 trillion in public and private spending between now and 2050.
A recent survey suggests that yoga can be a substantial help for people with bipolar disorder, though the practice isn’t without risks.
People treated with an antibiotic before or while receiving a flu shot may have a weakened response to the vaccine, according to a new study with mice.
Scientists have identified a second “sleep node” in the mammalian brain whose activity appears to be both necessary and sufficient to produce deep sleep.
Made into fibers, single-walled carbon nanotubes line up like a fistful of raw spaghetti noodles, thanks to a new process.
Scientists have long thought the climate pattern known as the Asian monsoon began 22 to 25 million years ago as a result of the uplift of the Tibetan Plateau and the Himalaya Mountains.
Adolescent girls from economically disadvantaged families have a high risk of being overweight or obese as adults, new research shows.
Scientists examined the genetic “fingerprints” on 57 types of trees on an island in Panama and found that each tree species has its own bacterial identity.
Conditions on Earth for the first 500 million years after it formed may have not been as extreme as originally thought.
Scientists can now explain one-third of the inherited risk for prostate cancer, thanks to a large study that identifies 23 new genetic variants associated with an increased risk for the disease.
Scientists have developed a new full-color display technology that, once refined, could be a critical component for creating artificial “squid skin”—camouflaging metamaterials that can “see” colors and automatically blend into the background.