The new GaitTrack app, developed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Chicago, can convert any cellphone into a sophisticated medical monitor for your heart and lungs.
A newly discovered species of wasp in Southeast Asia that sucks the life out of cockroaches was appropriately named after the terrifying dementors from J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" series.
Teens who regularly guzzle energy and sports drinks are more likely to consume other sugary drinks, smoke cigarettes and spend more time in front of their favorite screens, according to a new study.
An international team's groundbreaking research has revealed a new approach for better understanding the harmful effects pesticides have on aquatic invertebrates like shrimps and snails.
Spanish and Japanese men and women over the age of one hundred have revealed that the key to longevity, at least in southern Europe, lies in their genes; specifically in a variant on chromosome 9p21.3, according to a recent study.
The Kelp Watch 2014 project announced Wednesday that the West Coast shoreline, including kelp forests, harbors no radiation contamination as a result of the March 2011 disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan.
NASA has unveiled a video of a solar flare erupting from the Sun's surface, calling the unprecedented images the best-observed ever. Four different NASA spacecraft and one ground-based observatory worked in unison to capture the flare.
Cigarettes are universally known to be a health hazard, but the nasty habit of lighting up is harmful to more than just your body. Large-scale littering of cigarette filters, used butts, packaging and matches is also detrimental to the environment, and researchers behind a review article in the journal Current Environmental Health Reports are rallying to establish policy measures to lessen the impact of smoking-related litter.
Scientists took advantage of the galaxy's biggest telescope and used it to capture the most precise picture to date of a small spinning neutron star.
Rising carbon dioxide (CO2) levels are zapping greens and legumes of their nutrients, according to a new study in the journal Nature.
Changes in tree-ring density in the Arctic may be evidence of changes in light intensity during the trees' growth, according to a new study by San Francisco State University researcher Alexander Stine.
Researchers at Georgia State University discovered that chimpanzees show similar personality traits to humans, though the traits vary according to the chimpanzees' biological sex.
Millions of tiny songbirds - weighing in at less than an ounce - migrate thousands of miles from the US to Central and South America each year on the coattails of nature's wind patterns, according to a new paper published in Journal of Biogeography.
An international team of astrophysicists has released a map, the first of its kind, of the entire sky that charts the magnetic field shaping the Milky Way galaxy and helps in our understanding of the birth of the universe, or the Big Bang.