She may of not known it, but when your mother used to make you eat at all your greens at dinner, she may have been keeping you cancer-free. A new study has found that an extract from cruciferous vegetables - such as broccoli, cabbage and garden cress - may help mitigate the effects of environmental carcinogens.
Unless you live under a rock or don't own a television, you probably know who Kermit the Frog is. The beloved Muppet has captured the imaginations of the young and old alike for a stunning six decades, but we all know he's not actually real... right? Researchers have now revealed that a newly discovered species of frog in Costa Rica looks just like him, causing us to wonder if Kermit is more real than we ever thought.
Titan is one heck of a mysterious world. As the largest moon orbiting Saturn, this heavenly body plays host to a murky, dense atmosphere and vast seas of methane. These seas even contain "disappearing islands" - strange floating objects that appear and disappear randomly. Another mystery was the origin of its dunes - towering formations that the gentle wind of Titan could not have possibly created. Now, researchers have finally identified the true dune creator.
White nose syndrome (WNS) has been a rampant problem for nearly a decade, resulting in a decline of many bat colonies in North America. Now researchers are surprised to learn that a bacteria that naturally grows on the skin of some bats could be a powerful weapon against the deadly fungus.
No, Mars is not home to the massive ocean it once held. These days, most of its water is locked up in glaciers and large ice caps. Now, however, researchers think they have found signs that there is still some liquid water in the planet's soil, after finding evidence for liquid brine with NASA's Curiosity rover.
Let's be clear: no one, and I mean no one, thinks a comb-over is handsome. People for years have argued that if you're balding, you might as well shave it all. Now however, a new study shows why some men will be pretty pleased that they hung onto their remaining hair.
A new virus has been discovered in North America, and it's leaving its victims covered in splotchy discolored paths and with little energy to stand. However, it's not people we're talking about, but grasses. A new viral infection for grasses has been identified in the United States, and experts say there is reason to be worried that it will jump to some of the country's most important food crops.
The recent discovery of ancient fossils in northern Laos suggests that early modern humans were physically quite diverse, according to a new study.
There are a lot of strange creatures out there that you probably have never seen. This is likely the case for the tiny burrowing reptiles known as worm lizards, which can be found just out of sight in five of the seven continents. Now new research has determined that to be so wide-spread, these little-known creatures actually rafted across vast oceans in prehistoric times.
Remedies from the Dark Ages certainly don't sound like trustworthy things. After all, they are from a time when healers slapped leeches on their patients and walked around warding off "evil smells," which were thought to be the root of infection. However, one potion has survived that may even help patients today, even overcoming resilient superbugs that antibiotics can no longer handle.
The blackpoll warbler, a songbird that weighs no more than a ball-point pen, is a rather unassuming traveler. Flitting around boreal forests in Canada and the Northern US, these birds spend their winters in South America. Now, researchers have learned that they make that entire 1,500-mile trip without ever taking a break.
Treasure seekers have found the haul of a lifetime, but it wasn't in some ancient temple or mysterious island. Instead, it was in the sky. Researchers using two of the European Space Agency's (ESA) impressive space telescopes have successfully identified what they are calling a "treasure chest" of ancient galaxy clusters, which could help explain how the Universe came to be the way it is today.
Time and time again, Mother Nature finds a way to prove just how inadequate human technology is compared to her own mysterious tools. New research has found compelling evidence that wild animals know when an earthquake is coming long before humans and their gadgets get the heads up. Now experts hope to make use of that ability, taking cues from nature to keep citizens safe.
We certainly know how long our own day is, and Mars is not much longer (24 hours and 40 min). The closest planet to the Sun, Mercury's own incredibly long day lasts more than 1,407 hours. What's interesting, however, is that astronomers know all this with near certainty. That's not the case for Saturn, on the other hand, whose day length has remained something of an enigma.
For the most part, evolution seems a lot like a lottery of mutations. The winners get to survive, reproduce, and eventually evolve. The losers disappear from all but the fossil record. Now new research has revealed that a small group of microbes and viruses are apparently cheating the system, systematically picking and choosing what mutates to help them live in some hostile environments.