Science

Research: Why do people yawn?

The reason behind yawning might lie deep within the brain.

Tuesday - 08/19/2014, 08:51am EDT

Ebola puts focus on drugs made in tobacco plants

Not just Ebola: Drugs manufactured in tobacco plants being tested against array of diseases

Tuesday - 08/19/2014, 03:32am EDT

Study blames humans for most of melting glaciers

More than two-thirds of rapid melt of world's glaciers now blamed on humans, study says

Monday - 08/18/2014, 03:48pm EDT

Specks returned from space may be alien visitors

Specks returned from space may be alien visitors; team suspects 7 grains are interstellar dust

Monday - 08/18/2014, 03:08pm EDT

Princeton: Staff didn't harm ball-riding monkey

Princeton finds no evidence researches mistreated monkey by placing it in ball made for ferret

Monday - 08/18/2014, 02:10pm EDT

Report: CDC scientist kept quiet about flu blunder

Internal investigation finds CDC scientist was mum for a month about flu virus accident in lab

Monday - 08/18/2014, 09:12am EDT

Space station supply ship exits, now packing trash

Space station supply ship exits, now packing 3,500 pounds of trash; will burn up Sunday

Monday - 08/18/2014, 09:12am EDT

Peek into brain shows how kids learn math skills

HEALTHBEAT: Brain scans show how kids learn early math, suggests practicing your sums can help

Monday - 08/18/2014, 08:14am EDT

SeaWorld plans bigger killer whale environments

SeaWorld says it will expand killer whale environments; 'Blackfish' film has hurt business

Monday - 08/18/2014, 08:14am EDT

Study questions need for most people to cut salt

Study questions the need for most people to cut salt; most risk is with high blood pressure

Sunday - 08/17/2014, 02:42pm EDT

Scientists racing to test Ebola vaccines in humans

Companies race to begin first human tests of vaccines developed by US, Canadian governments

Sunday - 08/17/2014, 02:00pm EDT

Stanford professor 1st woman to win top math prize

Iranian-born Stanford professor is 1st woman to win Fields Medal, mathematics' top prize

Sunday - 08/17/2014, 01:40pm EDT

High-res photo satellite launched from California

High-resolution imaging satellite successfully launched from base on California coast

Sunday - 08/17/2014, 10:10am EDT

California cemeteries work to cope with drought

Some California cemeteries turn to native plants, recycled water to cope with drought

Sunday - 08/17/2014, 01:20am EDT

Mom jailed over truancy died from heart failure

Woman was indigent but still doing jail time for her sons skipping school.

Saturday - 08/16/2014, 10:42pm EDT

Best-of-summer meteor shower eclipsed by supermoon

Supermoon dampens Perseids meteor shower viewing a bit, but could still offer cosmic fun

Friday - 08/15/2014, 09:40pm EDT

SeaWorld plans bigger killer whale environments

SeaWorld says it will expand killer whale environments; 'Blackfish' film has hurt business

Friday - 08/15/2014, 04:54pm EDT

Mom, son find wooly mammoth tusks 22 years apart

Mother, son find wooly mammoth tusks in same western Alaska river location 22 years apart

Friday - 08/15/2014, 10:30am EDT

Many Kenyan men flee to avoid forced circumcisions

A party these men don't want: Minority tribes flee forced circumcisions in western Kenya

Thursday - 08/14/2014, 07:02pm EDT
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