A Dying Young Woman’s Hope in Cryonics and a Future
Cancer claimed Kim Suozzi at age 23, but she chose to have her brain preserved with the dream that neuroscience might one day revive her mind....
Q&A: A Decline in the Nutritional Value of Crops
Studies have suggested that foods being grown now are less nutritious, but there may be more factors involved than just soil depletion....
Q. And A.: What a Compelling Blood Pressure Finding Means for Patients
A study on reducing blood pressure ended suddenly because medical ethics demand that researchers stop giving inferior treatment to any...
3 Space Station Astronauts Safely Return to Earth
A three-person crew from the International Space Station has landed safely in Kazakhstan.
4 Pentagon Labs Face Inquiry on Handling of Deadly Germs
The mistakes involve anthrax, plague and viruses that cause encephalitis, which the military studies because of their potential use as biological...
High-Tech Lights to Help Baby Sleep, or Students Stay Alert
New types of specialty bulbs are being used or tested in health applications, to enhance learning or alertness, create a mood, or aid in sleep....
Surprise! Newfound venomous spider drops in on scientists
Most people likely wouldn't react well to being surprised by a venomous spider, but recently, scientists at Booderee National Park, on the southern...
Climate Study Predicts Huge Sea Level Rise if All Fossil Fuels Are Burned
Burning all the world’s coal, oil and natural gas would lead to temperature increases that would melt Antarctica’s ice sheet and raise sea level...
It’s My Nervous System That’s Lazy
The human nervous system ensures that the body expends as little energy as possible with every movement, a new study reports....
Observatory: Argentine Ants Carry Virus Deadly to Honeybees
Already one of the world’s most damaging pests, the ants may infect the bees with a pathogen linked to colony collapse, researchers have found....
Newest Pluto Pictures Show Jumbled Mountains, Possible Dunes
The spigot has opened again, and Pluto pictures are pouring in once more from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft.
NASA releases stunning new Pluto images
NASA has released the latest images from New Horizons’ historic Pluto flyby, which reveal the dwarf planet’s stunning range of surface features.