James A. Foley
Walking Sparks Creativity More than Sitting or Being Outdoors
People who do creative work often struggle with the hours they're required to log in front of a computer screen or behind a desk, but a new study offers plenty of reason to stand up and move around: Walking is strongly correlated with a spike in creative ideas.
Animals with Greatest Self-Control Have Big Brains and Broad Diets [VIDEOS]
Animals with the biggest brains and broadest diets display the most self-control, according to the results stemming from the largest study of animal intelligence to date.
Hunting Group Sues USFWS Over Ban on Importing Elephant Hunt Trophies
Hunting advocacy group Safari Club International says its suing the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) over its recent ban on the importation of sport-hunted elephant trophies from Zimbabwe and Tanzania.
Legalizing Medical Marijuana Does Not Correlate with Increased Teen Usage, Study Finds
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.
Bowhead Whale Spotted 1,000 Miles from Home is Same Individual Seen in 2012
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).
Honeybees in Kenya have Resilience to Diseases that Destroy Bees Elsewhere
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.
Sun Boils with Earth- and Jupiter-Sized Clumps of Matter
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.
Some Birds use "Mafia" Tactics to Get Hosts to Accept Their Parasite Eggs
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.
Man Discovers 6.19-Carat "Limitless" White Diamond in Arkansas State Park
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.
Bowhead Whale Found Very Far from Home in Cape Cod Bay
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.
40 Million Gallons of Drinking Water to be Flushed after Teen Urinates in Reservoir [VIDEO]
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.
Icy Greenland was Once Pretty Green, Study Finds
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 to Continue Pacific Whaling with Lowered Quota and Delayed Start
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.
Avalanche on Mt. Everest Kills at Least 12 in Worst Climbing Disaster in Mountain's History
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.