Richard P. Von Herzen, Explorer of Earth’s Undersea Furnaces, Dies at 85
Dr. Von Herzen, an oceanographer, uncovered thousands of miles of interconnected volcanoes where the planet’s oceanic plates pull apart and ooze...
The 'Late Antique Little Ice Age' shaped human history, scientists say
Climate changes in the sixth and seventh centuries may have played a huge role in shaping human history, according to new research.
Giant Scottish rabbit seeks new home
Animal welfare officials in Scotland are seeking a new home for a giant rabbit.
ScienceTake: Cockroaches: Indestructible, and Instructive to Robot Makers
The pests could offer a new model for devices that crawl through rubble to look for survivors or gather information after disasters, scientists...
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Observatory: Study Links Sleeplessness and False Confessions
Research subjects who were kept awake were much more likely to admit to something they did not do than those who slept.
Observatory: Portraits of an Older Michelangelo Indicate He Had Arthritic Hands
The master probably had osteoarthritis, but his commitment to art may have kept his hands functional until his death in 1564, according to doctors....
Observatory: Humans Are Spreading Deadly Bee Virus, Study Says
Researchers say that the trade and movement of honeybee colonies have caused deformed wing virus to travel all over the world....
Basics: New Ways Into the Brain’s ‘Music Room’
M.I.T. researchers have devised a radical approach to brain imaging that reveals what past studies missed about neural responses to music....
Lending Her Ears to an M.I.T. Experiment
A writer begs a researcher to let her find out where in her brain the music-specific pathway resides, subjecting herself to a barrage of sounds....
Trilobites: Experience Science: Count Birds From Your Backyard
Thousands of bird-watchers are expected to join the Great Backyard Bird Count, an annual avian census used to create a massive online database....
Unsafe Lead Levels in Tap Water Not Limited to Flint
Contamination has turned up in scores of communities in recent years, and experts cite holes in the safety net of rules and procedures....