Death is more like the slow shutdown of a computer than the flipping off of a light switch, says a scientist, explaining a new study that shows genes in the body remain alive for about two days after heart
The theory that psychopaths don’t feel regret is so strong that evaluating such emotions is a key way of diagnosing the condition. Psychopaths are known as callous, unfeeling people, with the diagnostic
You may think of ants as picnic pilferers. After all, who hasn't had to ward off ants stealing crumbs from picnic tables or hoarding tiny pieces of food from kitchens? But a new study shows that they're
The calorie content of your favorite Thanksgiving foods might surprise you. Two small glasses of wine have roughly the same number of calories as a small slice of pumpkin pie. An entire cup of green bean
Editor’s note: This year, our Thanksgiving meal is a virtual potluck. Writers and editors signed up to provide one of 11 dishes, then tested recipes and brought contenders to a final taste-off for a vote.
A bomb squad has been called to a South Carolina beach after Hurricane Matthew apparently unearthed US civil war cannonballs from the sand. The first shots of the war were fired at nearby Fort Sumter 1861.
How did part of a black-widow venom gene end up in a virus that infects one of the world's most successful bacteria? If you pick a random species of insect and look inside its cells, there’s a 40 percent
For 100 million years, all our ancestors reproduced basically the same way. A male reproductive organ deposited sperm into a female reproduction organ, where it could fertilize eggs — leading to baby tetrapods,
Being born in certain months could make you more or less likely to experience certain illnesses. Crazy as that might sound, there are reasonable explanations for these differences. Kids born in some seasons
Colonel Sanders' nephew casually revealed to a reporter a recipe that had been passed down in a family scrapbook. Could this be KFC's closely guarded secret recipe of 11 herbs and spices? The nephew, Ledington,
• E/V Nautilus team find likely sea slug 5,000ft below sea off Santa Barbara • Analysis reveals foot and proboscis, making it ‘a gastropod of some kind’ More than 5,000ft below the surface of the ocean,
Researchers confirm that as yet unnamed whale sighted by Japanese fishermen was previously unknown to science Scientists have confirmed that a mysterious, unnamed species of beaked whale roams the northern
Bear with me here. Let me cut straight to the chase here: Yeah, there's a cockroach that gives birth to live young, and, yes, it produces a "milk" that scientists want humans to drink. Okay, deep breaths.
But for every female scientist whose work has been recognized and celebrated, there are thousands who have been accidentally or purposefully forgotten. For a few, that might change, thanks to a beautiful
Beach trip with family members who don’t believe in climate change? Reunion picnic with climate truthers? We’ve got you covered. The ink is just dry on the Paris Agreement. Last year was officially the
Welcome to Show Me the Evidence, where we go beyond the frenzy of daily headlines to take a deeper look at the state of science around the most pressing health questions of the day. After years of struggling