The next time you tune out and find your mind wandering, know that you are actually boosting your mental performance, a new study indicates.
A powerful new microscope developed by a team of more than 30 scientists is showing cellular life in a new light, recording the activity of living cells, molecules, and embryos in 3D and in real-time, a new study says.
A new study has found that if older adults drink a small amount of alcohol on a regular basis, they may actually enhance their ability to recall memories. This may be an effective preventative measure in the fight against memory loss - an expected consequence of aging.
Ice Age humans apparently lived life to the extreme, at least, in terms of where they lived. Newly discovered stone tools revealed an ancient settlement very high in the Andes Mountains in Peru, a new study says, showing people's capacity for withstanding intense conditions.
Easter Islanders, living on a remote spot of land in the middle of the Pacific, were not loners at all, and in fact met up with Native Americans earlier than scientists thought, according to new research.
New fossil evidence is pointing to the possibility of a sixth mass extinction event in Earth's past, and this one may have helped usher in the largest "great dying" that that ever occurred. If that is right, the Permian period may have actually been hit with a two-punch knockout that caused more species loss than the infamous extinction of the dinosaurs.
There was no escaping extinction for dinosaurs some 65 million years ago, but one clever, or simply drowsy, shrew-like ancestor slept through the catastrophic death and destruction, new research suggests.
Researchers now have a better idea of when exactly humans and Neanderthals first started hooking up, potentially revealing details about the disappearance and migration patterns of these long-gone relatives.
The Karakoram glacier anomaly, known as the "cold case" of the climate science world, has finally been solved.
After discovering two large, powerful dinosaur arms in Mongolia nearly 50 years ago, scientists have solved a longstanding mystery, with an unexpected twist. These behemoth arms don't belong to some fearsome prehistoric beast, but to the weirdest dinosaur ever.
Scientists behind a new study have found that algal blooms, at least when attacked by viruses, can affect global carbon cycles.
A temple dating back about 6,000 years has been discovered within a massive prehistoric settlement in Ukraine, and ancient artifacts suggest that it was possibly a site of animal sacrifices, according to new research.
DNA from an ancient human skull is shedding new light on the prehistory of Europe, showing that our ancestors were lactose intolerant for the first 5,000 years after they adopted agricultural practices, according to a new study.
Whether it's a bounce in your step or shoulders hunched forward, feet dragging along, your mood can affect your walk. But a new study shows it works the other way around, too. By changing your walk, you can also change your mood.