Research on lying via email may lead to computer software that can spot online con artists and other predators.
In 1918, the flu killed 20 million people. A comprehensive study helps explain what made it so deadly.
For over fifty years, Coke and Pepsi have spent billions trying to out-market each other. This Science Update looks at a new brain study that suggests that one brand has much deeper effects.
In this Science Update, learn about a recent Internet scam involving identity theft.
Although the country is divided politically, we actually agree on a lot of things: for example, that baseball and apple pie symbolize America, that we drive on the right side of the road, or that June is a nice month for weddings. This Science Update explores a study that explored how we come to these agreements.
Learn how scientists are using the Earth Simulator, the most powerful supercomputer on the planet, to model Earth's climate.
In this Science Update, hear how a modified form of vanilla may someday help treat sickle-cell disease.
A worm that has no heart may help scientists figure out why might help scientists figure out why some useful drugs produce a deadly heart reaction in some people.
It's hard to find dishwashing liquids or hand soaps that don't advertise their "antibacterial" chemicals. But while it's unclear whether these chemicals actually help us, in this Science Updates you'll learn that there's new reason to believe they might do more harm than good.
Studies suggest that music classes can benefit children not only culturally, but intellectually as well.
Much of the work of scientists is making connections in unexpected places. In this Science Update, you'll hear of one example, a 2004 study that found a link between aggression and body symmetry that may go back to the womb.
You can say "time flies when you're having fun," but this is also true when you're attention is focused on something difficult. A recent study may explain why.
Anyone with older brothers or sisters has probably been bullied around at home at least once in a while. But if your older brother or sister were a cowbird, you'd probably have a lot more to complain about. You'll learn why in this Science Update.
In this Science Update, learn about how scientists are now designing fleets of small, cheap robots that may revolutionize farming.
New discoveries about a fish's mating ritual may shed light on a cause of hearing loss in humans.
A 2004 report in the journal Pediatrics questioned the effectiveness of over-the-counter children's cough medicines. In this Science Update, you'll hear more about the study, and why some medicines may have escaped this sort of rigorous testing.
From sodas to health shakes, people are drinking more calories than ever before. In this Science Update, hear how this increase may be linked to obesity.
With millions of Americans following low-carb, low-sugar diets, artificial sweeteners are more popular than ever. You will learn in this Science Update, however, about new research that suggests that these sugar substitutes may actually promote overeating in the long term.
Researchers are trying to develop a silent communication system using the nerve signals that tell your throat and tongue to form words.
In this Science Update we learn how researchers are using leftover material—wastewater—as a way to generate electricity.