New Study Helps Explain How the World's Largest Underwater Waves Form
Through experiments carried out in both the ocean and the lab, researchers have answered a key question regarding the formation of the largest known underwater waves in the world.
Americans are Drinking too Much but Most Doctors Aren't Doing Much to Help
Millions of Americans drink too much and doctors are not doing much to help, according to a report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Pandora's Cluster Caught on Hubble's Camera as Part of Deep-space Probe
NASA and the European Space Agency's mission dedicated to using the universe's natural "zoom lenses" to uncover the farthest galaxies ever is in full swing, with the ESA releasing the first image to come from the Hubble Space Telescope as part of the so-called Frontier Fields program.
4.4 Million-year-old 'Ardi' Skull Reveals Close Ties to Humans
Through a careful look at the base of a hominid species known as Ardipithecus ramidus, or "Ardi," an international team of researchers has affirmed a close evolutionary relationship between the group and humans.
Cancer Death Rates Decline by 20 Percent Over Last 20 Years
For those living in the United States, the death rate from cancer for men and women combined has dropped 20 percent in the last two decades, the annual cancer statistics report from the American Cancer Society found.
Breastfeeding May Lower a Woman's Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis
A study of more than 7,000 older Chinese women found a correlation between breastfeeding and a decreased chance of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA) later in life.
Temperature Number One Driver of Tree's Height
Temperature, and particularly temperature stability, is the biggest driver of a tree's height, according to a new report published in the journal New Phytologist.
SpaceX Starts Year Out Right With Successful Launch of Second Satellite
Through its successful launch of a satellite for the Thai company THAICOM on Monday, SpaceX has further solidified its place as a major contender in the spaceflight industry.
How Some Water and Tall Buildings Could Fix China's Pollution Problem
It's like a scene from another world - picture after picture of China's landscape erased by a smog so heavy that, back in September, the Chinese government was finally compelled to lay out a plan to fight the problem. The measures included closing down factories and improving fuel quality, but according to Shaocai Yu, a researcher from Zhejiang and North Carolina State universities, officials may be overlooking one very straightforward solution: water.
Carbon Emission Gains Made by Cities Canceled Out by Their Suburbs
With their heavy reliance on public transportation and closet-size apartments, cities are well established as the lowest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions per person than any other area in the country - but there's a catch. According to a new study led by researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, the extensive web of suburbs that cities give way to cancels out their carbon savings.
Fear of Childbirth Increases Risk of Postpartum Depression, Study Suggests
Pregnant women with prenatally diagnosed fear of childbirth face an increased risk of postpartum depression, according to a new study published in the British Medical Journal Open.
Concussion Recovery Aided by Mental Rest
No homework - doctor's orders. Prescriptions like these may become even more commonplace after a recent study found that teens diagnosed as having a concussion healed two to three times faster when put on mental rest.
Hows Monkeys Arrived at and Evolved in the West
Using decades of research on geology, ancient climates and evolutionary relationships, Duke University's Richard Kay has helped to explain how primates migrated and evolved in the Western Hemisphere.
First Asteroid of 2014 Spotted
The first asteroid discovered in 2014 was first spotted early Jan. 1, roughly 21 hours before it entered the Earth's atmosphere over the mid-Atlantic Ocean.