An estimated ten million Americans have osteoporosis, an age-related disease in which the bones gradually become brittle and weak. Now, scientists are looking to animals for clues on how to combat this condition.
Many grays squirrels used to be forest dwellers but have been forced into urban areas due to loss of land. Hear how that loss is affecting the forests.
This Science Update looks at the lifespan of germs and viruses.
Draining a wetland can change local weather.
The spray of a skunk is not only incredibly stinky—it's also notoriously difficult to get rid of. An old folk remedy is to bathe in tomato juice, but tests show that only masks the odor. In this Science Update, you'll hear about a better way to neutralize the stink.
In this Science Update, find out why when you heat up leftover slices of pizza, the flavor often isn't quite the same.
In this Science Update, find out where all the worn-down tire rubber ends up.
Bacteria get a bad rap for causing disease, but many of these organisms are beneficial. Without them, we wouldn't be able to digest our food, and garbage would never decompose. This Science Update describes how one group of scientists has found another way to put bacteria to work.
In this Science Update, learn how vibrating insoles could help seniors keep their balance.
In this Science Update, learn how scientists are finding the secrets to improving fiber optics from the ocean depths.
In this Science Update, learn about a project now underway that aims to document a culture before it's lost.
Some fish dads take pride in parenting, even flaunting their abilities to attract new mates.
Science and religion have often been at odds. For instance, it took the Catholic Church more than 350 years to rescind its condemnation of Galileo for asserting that the earth wasn't the center of the universe. But now, scientists have proven that one Bible story is right on track.
In this Science Update, learn about how a treatment from the past is making inroads against antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
In this Science Update, find out if differences in temperament may be related to differences in brain structure.
In this Science Update, you'll hear about an unusual experiment that explores whether microbes from Mars may have once seeded the Earth.
In this Science Update, you'll hear about a proposed system to spot signs of burnout on marathon space flights.
Evidence leads some scientists to believe that Tyrannosaurus rex was more of a scavenger than a ferocious predator.
When a pregnant woman doesn't take care of herself, you might expect her baby to suffer from birth defects or childhood illnesses. But what happens when her baby grows up? In this Science Update, you'll hear about a recent study that suggests that malnutrition in the womb can come back to haunt you well into adulthood.
We've all seen stereotypical teenage nerds tripping over themselves in movies and on sitcoms, but the truth is that most adolescents feel awkward and clumsy at some point in their lives. In this Science Update, you'll hear where some of that klutziness comes from.