Pioneering physicist Henrich Rohrer reportedly died May 16 at home in Wollerau, Switzerland, according to a statement by his family. Roher's death at 79 was attributed to natural causes.
Canadian and Swedish scientists have sequenced the genome of the Norway spruce, a giant evergreen native to Europe that has also been planted widely in parts of North America and is commonly known as the Christmas tree. The discovery stands to drastically cut the time required to grow the trees and help them resist pest infestation.
President Barack Obama brought attention to the accomplishments of Sally Ride, the first American woman in Space, by posthumously bestowing upon her the nation’s highest civilian honor: the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Ever wondered what are the healthiest cities in the U.S.? NerdWallet, a consumer advocacy company based in San Francisco, looked at fifty largest metro areas to find the ones with the best indicators of health, including health scores for the residents, health insurance coverage and a high prevalence of doctors and clean air.
Patients with moderate to severe asthma in a clinical trial testing a new drug by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Sanofi SA showed promising results, according to a report released Tuesday.
After a series of tornadoes blew through the Midwest over the weekend, Monday produced what appeared to be the grand finale as one of worst tornadoes in history cut a 20-mile path through Oklahoma, pulverizing entire neighborhoods and leaving at least 24 dead and more than 100 injured.
Turns out, that old "practice makes perfect" adage may be overblown.
An asteroid nearly 2 miles in length, nine times the length of the QE2 cruise ship, is set pass by Earth on May 31, according to NASA scientists.
A major breakthrough in fertility treatment occurred this week with a new in-vitro fertilization (IVF) technique which claims to boost the chances of a successful birth by almost 60 percent and is already being dubbed the most significant breakthrough in fertility treatment for years.
In a paper published in the journal last month, authors Anthony Bonato, Dieter Mitsche, and Pawel Pralat describe a mathematical model to disrupt flow of information in a complex real-world network, such as a terrorist organization, using minimal resources.
Chronic trauma can inflict lasting damage to brain regions associated with fear and anxiety.
In order to avoid harms associated with alcohol consumption, in 2009 the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism issued guidelines that define low-risk drinking.
The smellier you are, the more attractive you are to malaria-carrying mosquitoes, a new study said Thursday.
Could zapping the brain with weak current of electricity be enough to make math as easy as 1-2-3? Researchers say it's possible, but the effect will only last for six months.
Men who are heavy drinkers and homeless for long periods of time have 400 times the number of head injuries as the general population, according to a new study by researchers who said they were shocked by their findings.