James A. Foley
Older Women with Gumption Score High on Compassion Test
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.
Thousands of People and Animals Evacuate Amid Eruption of Peru's Ubinas Volcano [VIDEO]
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.
Snake Eaten From Inside Out After Swallowing Centipede Alive
Talk about an extreme case of biting off more than you can chew. A new field study provides clinical evidence of a young nose-horned viper being eaten from the inside out by a centipede that it apparently swallowed alive.
Female Insect with Penis Found in Brazilian Cave
A tiny group of cave insects in Brazil gave scientists a big surprise when they discovered that females in the group have penises and males are equipped with a vagina.
MIT: Floating Nuclear Power Plants Could Prevent Another Catastrophe like Fukushima
By anchoring a floating nuclear power station several miles out at sea, engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology offer an idea that may prevent future nuclear catastrophes such as the 2011 meltdown at Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power station.
Blood Moon Makes for Good Photos, But Also Provides Information on Atmospheric Conditions
While much of the US East coast was covered by clouds during the total lunar eclipse early Tuesday morning, the skies were unobstructed in Arizona where the National Science Foundation's National Optical Astronomy Observatory is located, providing for some excellent views of the so-called "blood moon", as well as information on the particles in the atmosphere.
Mammal Fertilization begins with Juno and Izumo
Fertility scientists have solved the mystery of how eggs know when sperm has come into contact with them, new research suggests.
Ancient Fish Head Suggests Sharks Aren't as Primitive as we Thought
A newly discovered species of ancient shark-like fish may cause biology textbooks that suggest modern sharks are primitive to be rewritten.
Glacier Fluctuations Influenced by Temperature Rather than Weather, Study Finds
At the height of the last Ice Age, the expansion and contraction of glaciers in Africa's Rwenzori Mountains were driven by air temperature, rather than precipitation, according to new research that carries with it a host of implications affecting glaciers today.
Toddlers, Infants Capable of Understanding Accented Language
Comprehending your own language when spoken in an unfamiliar accent can be a challenging no matter your age, but a new pair of studies suggest than children are capable of understanding unfamiliar accents at a remarkably young age.
Emaciated Sea Lion Pup Found in Almond Orchard 100 Miles from Sea
A wayward sea lion pup is recovering in California after it was found hopping through an almond orchard very far from the sea.
Asian Pollution Impacts Pacific Storm Track, Study Finds
A comparison of historical climate data has led researchers to conclude that man-made air pollution generated in Asia has an impact on the Pacific storm track, which influences weather around the globe.
West African Ebola Outbreak May be Coming Under Control
The deadly outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa appears to be getting under control, according to Guinea's health ministry.
Cognitive Motor Performance Peaks at Age 24, Study Finds
A study of players of the popular real-time strategy game StarCraft II suggests that cognitive motor performance peaks at age 24.
Smithsonian Museum Welcomes 'The Nation's T. Rex' to Washington DC
After being carefully packed into shipping containers and hauled across the country in a FedEx truck, a priceless, nearly complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton has arrived at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC, where it will spend the next 50 years.