"DeeDee" have enough mass to maintain spherical shape, making it a qualified as a dwarf planet.
New research from the University of Michigan suggests that signs of psychopathy can already be noticed and detected in children that are as young as two years old.
Prolonged time in space can literally change the brain.
Cancer research appears to be a field of medical science that should get considerable attention. After all, nearly 14.5 million Americans have a history of cancer, with more than 13 million estimated new cases every year.
The NASA Glenn Research Center is teaming up with the University of Michigan to develop a new high-tech instrument called Martian Aqueous Habitat Reconnaissance Suite (MAHRS), which is designed to fine evidence of alien life on Martian waters.
Biofuel is a valuable resource, and now there's a new source in play: recycled tires.
At least 75 howler monkeys have been found dead in Nicaragua. This unusual mortality event follows two smaller events in Ecuador and Panama, which raises concern among scientists.
A recent study of carnivorous animals foiund that those with large brains (relative to their body size) are better at solving problems than smaller-bodied individuals. Of the 140 animals tested, bears were the most successful at retrieving their favorite snacks from inside a secured metal box.
Asian carp pose a major risk to Lake Erie's ecosystem. New computer models suggest these invasive fish could soon throw off the balance of the natural food chain and account for nearly a third of the lake's total fish population.
In a new study, researchers were able to alter components of bananas and fight viruses in mice, this time without causing inflammation or irritation. They say there's potential for more.
An isotopic analysis of juvenile Siberian woolly mammoth tusks suggests that the prehistoric mammals went extinct as a result of excess hunting, not climate change.
Paleontologists from the University of Michigan recently excavated almost 20 percent of a complete woolly mammoth skeleton from a local wheat field. The discovery was made by farmer and landowner who was digging to install a drainage pipe.
Researchers at Stanford, University of Michigan and Woods Hole recently developed digital tags for recording behavior of invertebrates. Before this, a full range of recordings of in-water creatures was only available for large mammals.
In a collaborative effort by 11 institutions, a new Tree of Life has been created, merging more than 500 existing, small maps of life-form evolution on this planet. It's available online.
University of Michigan researchers created new and lightweight, tilting solar cells that can track the sun and absorb more energy--as an improvement upon the conventional, very weighty panels that are too heavy for most people's roofs. They were inspired by the ancient Japanese art of paper cutting.