Plucky individuals, older women and people who have recently suffered a major loss are more likely to be compassionate towards strangers than older adults, according to a new study in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.
Peru's government called for the evacuation of about 4,000 people living in the vicinity of the Ubinas volcano, an 18,600-foot stratovolcano in the nation's south.
Talk about an extreme case of biting off more than you can chew. A new field study provides clinical evidence of a young nose-horned viper being eaten from the inside out by a centipede that it apparently swallowed alive.
A tiny group of cave insects in Brazil gave scientists a big surprise when they discovered that females in the group have penises and males are equipped with a vagina.
By anchoring a floating nuclear power station several miles out at sea, engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology offer an idea that may prevent future nuclear catastrophes such as the 2011 meltdown at Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power station.
While much of the US East coast was covered by clouds during the total lunar eclipse early Tuesday morning, the skies were unobstructed in Arizona where the National Science Foundation's National Optical Astronomy Observatory is located, providing for some excellent views of the so-called "blood moon", as well as information on the particles in the atmosphere.
Fertility scientists have solved the mystery of how eggs know when sperm has come into contact with them, new research suggests.
A newly discovered species of ancient shark-like fish may cause biology textbooks that suggest modern sharks are primitive to be rewritten.
At the height of the last Ice Age, the expansion and contraction of glaciers in Africa's Rwenzori Mountains were driven by air temperature, rather than precipitation, according to new research that carries with it a host of implications affecting glaciers today.
Comprehending your own language when spoken in an unfamiliar accent can be a challenging no matter your age, but a new pair of studies suggest than children are capable of understanding unfamiliar accents at a remarkably young age.
A wayward sea lion pup is recovering in California after it was found hopping through an almond orchard very far from the sea.
A comparison of historical climate data has led researchers to conclude that man-made air pollution generated in Asia has an impact on the Pacific storm track, which influences weather around the globe.
The deadly outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa appears to be getting under control, according to Guinea's health ministry.
A study of players of the popular real-time strategy game StarCraft II suggests that cognitive motor performance peaks at age 24.
After being carefully packed into shipping containers and hauled across the country in a FedEx truck, a priceless, nearly complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton has arrived at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC, where it will spend the next 50 years.