An unusually large number of whales dining in areas off the West Coast also prized by the fishing industry is contributing to an alarming surge in the number of cetaceans entangled in crabbing gear. Environmental
Weird Science Think "Jaws" meets a kangaroo, with maybe a touch of cute kitten, and you've got the aptly named pocket shark — the newest and rarest species found off the U.S. coast. Scientists found a
The illusion could one day help people conquer their fears It looks like Muggles have finally caught up with the wizarding world. Neuroscientists from Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet gave 125 study participants
A new study suggests that if you want to get an annoying song out of your head, chewing a piece of gum might help. It turns out that just the mechanical act of moving one's jaw up and down can reduce number
It could help farmers in developing countries From plants to people, every living thing on this planet needs water. But getting enough to survive, and survive comfortably, that can be a little tricky.
Size (and shape) matters T. rex has its big head and tiny arms, triceratops has horns, and brontosaurus (yes, brontosaurus) has its super long neck. The stegosaurus, on the other hand, has a tiny brain
We often worry about lying awake in the middle of the night - but it could be good for you. A growing body of evidence from both science and history suggests that the eight-hour sleep may be unnatural.
Doctors are to offer middle-aged patients the opportunity to take a computer-based test designed to show how their “brain age” compares with their biological age as a way of encouraging them to pursue