New research suggests that the immune system can produce what one might call a "social molecule" that facilitates pro-social behavior... and blocking it can cause a personality disorder.
Some of the mysterious prehistoric mounds known as "passage graves" were not merely tombs - they provided a way for our Stone Age ancestors to observe the movements of stars. In a sense, they are 6,000-year-old observatories.
Climate change may be intensifying storms in the Asia Pacific and forest fires in Australia, but it might also be improving summer weather in Denmark,
A diet that replaces natural sugars with the artificial sweetener sucralose actually works to stimulate the appetite more, as shown by animal studies.
McDonald's chicken nuggets and french fries, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and Kellogg's Pop Tarts are some of the foods that contain traces of food additive TBHQ, which can cause you to develop food allergies.
Astronomers Aaron Smith and Volker Bromm of The University of Texas at Austin, working with Avi Loeb of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, have discovered evidence for an unusual kind of black hole born extremely early in the universe.
The 420 Yoga Retreat set to take place in Colorado's Rocky Mountains this fall will not be your typical meditative getaway., but offers a creative mix of yoga, movement, meditation, massage... and marijuana.
Oculus is developing HapticWave, an experimental interface that may someday allow you to touch and feel objects in virtual reality worlds - with your bare hands.
A massive "trash tsunami" overwhelming Hong Kong's beaches has the residents are asking: where is all the garbage coming from? Mounds of waste clog HK's shores, with 85 tons of trash piling up in the first nine days of July alone.
A researcher at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada is standing up for saturated fat, emphasizing that saturated fats aren't toxic. They may actually have the ability to promote healing.
Researchers have uncovered two cases of U.S. patients with bacteria carrying the antibiotic-resistance mcr-1 gene. This is giving rise to fears of "superbugs" that even the developed world will find almost impossible to combat.
For the first time, scientists have found a conclusive link between the "red hair" gene variant and a high mutational burden - which in this case, means a high number of mutagenic processes associated with skin cancer.
Media is abuzz over news that Russia is developing a hypersonic space plane that can deploy nuclear warheads from orbit. But the Russian Ministry of Defense has issued a denial. What's going on?
A new McMaster University study indicates that lifting lighter weights is at least as effective for gaining strength and muscle mass as a heavier weight lifting routine.