Children Tend to Accommodate Abuse By Parents, Study Suggests
Children who are abused by their parents tend to accommodate it, especially if the abuse is physical rather than sexual, a new study published in the journal Child Abuse & Neglect found.
'Runaway Process' Behind Deep Earthquakes, Study Suggests
Researchers have gained insight into the mechanism that causes deep quakes in the earth to spread and eventually lead to an earthquake. Published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, the new study suggests the answer lies in a "runaway process," during which the sliding of rocks leads to a jump in temperatures, which triggers even more sliding.
NASA and JAXA's Precipitation Satellite to Improve Understanding of Earth's Climate
NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency are teaming up to launch a new weather satellite in February, the duo announced Thursday.
Eel Migration Influenced Less by Currents and More by Humans in Recent Years
An international team of researchers has identified a previously unknown relationship between ocean currents and variation in eel migration, shedding light on how the animal makes its way from its spawning grounds in the Sargasso Sea to the European shelf - and back again.
Curiosity's Software Upgrade Successfully Completed on Second Try
With the new year right around the corner, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has been checking a few things off of its own to-do list, including the completion of a new software upgrade.
NASA's Curiosity Rover: A Year in Review
This year's been a busy one for NASA's Curiosity rover, which first landed on Mars in August, 2012. The following are some of the probe's biggest stories of the year.
NASA's Deep Space Network Turns 50
The Deep Space Network (DSN), NASA's most powerful communications system for corresponding with distant spacecraft, celebrated its 50th anniversary Dec. 24.
International Space Station in Good Shape Following Multiple Spacewalks to Repair It
Two spacewalks later, an equipment malfunction on the outside of the International Space Station (ISS) has been fixed.
Researchers Identify Possible New Approach to Treating Pancreatic Cancer
Pancreatic cancer treatments could become more effective through the help of a new strategy designed to target cancer cells while sparing the healthy ones.
New Technique Determines Exoplanets' Mass, Helps Determine Habitability [VIDEO]
Researchers say they've developed a new technique for determining the mass of planets outside our solar system that could help identify potentially habitable worlds.
Harmful Bacteria Found on 97% of Raw Chicken Breasts Sampled, Consumers Reports Says
Consumers Reports says that of 316 raw chicken breasts purchased at retail stores nationwide, 97 percent were contaminated with potentially harmful bacterial.
Neanderthals Capable of Human-like Speech, Bone Analysis Suggests
Neanderthals were capable of speech, according to a new analysis of a 60,000-year-old hyoid bone taken from a near-complete adult male skeleton discovered in a cave in Israel.
Angelina Jolie's Mastectomy Failed to Increase Understanding of Breast Cancer Risk
Angelina Jolie's announcement earlier this year to undergo a preventative double mastectomy failed to increase the public's understanding of breast cancer risk.
1,000-year-old Skulls Reveal Graphic Cranial Surgeries Carried Out in Ancient Peru
Deep within burial caves in south-central Peru, archaeologists have uncovered a collection of 1,000-year-old skulls bearing the signs of the complex surgical procedure known as trepanation.