Parents worrying that the legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes will allow their teenage children greater access to the drug can breathe easy. According to a new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health, legalization of medical marijuana has no correlation with increased teenage use.
A bowhead whale spotted very far from home in Cape Cod Bay, Mass., earlier this month is the same individual that caused a stir in 2012, according to scientists from the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies (CCS).
Populations of East Africa honeybees appear to be resilient toward a number of devastating parasites and pathogens that affect bee colonies in Europe, the US and Asia, according to new research.
Scientists at NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) have developed a new way of probing the inner depths of the Sun by collecting data from the star's atmosphere, learning there's more to the solar surface than meets the eye.
New research from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology reveals that some species of parasitic bird - which lay their eggs in the nests of other bird species - will bring on a heavy retaliation if the host bird abandons the parasite eggs.
A man who moved to Murfreesboro, Ark. so he could search for treasure at Crater of Diamonds State Park - which lets visitors pan through its 37.5 acres and keep any diamonds they find - hit the jackpot Wednesday, finding one of the largest diamonds ever unearthed in the park: a 6.19-carat white diamond.
The rare sighting of a bowhead whale about 1,000 miles south of its home waters mean that changes in the ecosystem have forced it to look for food elsewhere.
The Portland Water Bureau in Oregon decided to flush about 40 million gallons of drinking water from its supply after a teenager was reportedly filmed urinating in a city reservoir.
Greenland, the icy island nation in the Arctic, gets its name from an Icelandic murderer exiled there, who called it "Greenland" in hopes that the name would attract settlers. But it turns out that long ago, Greenland was actually quite green.
Japan announced Friday that it will proceed with the annual "research whaling" it conducts in the Northwest Pacific Ocean but it will reduce the number of whales it takes.
A deadly avalanche on Mt. Everest early Friday has killed at least 12 people, all of whom were Nepalese guides preparing routes for other climbers.
Using the Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers made a landmark discovery: the first Earth-sized planet within the habitable zone of a star, where water could exist in liquid form.
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.