Many kids with cystic fibrosis do a kind of breathing therapy called "huffing"—a series of sharp exhales to clear their airways. It's meant to be done several times a day, but kids get bored with it and slack off. This Science Update explores a study where kids with cystic fibrosis tried a video game-based breathing therapy to see if it would increase the rate at which the kids would do their huffing exercises.
A kind of honey from New Zealand may reverse antibiotic resistance in wound infections.
In this Science Update, find out why prisoners up for parole stand a better chance with a judge who's just had a meal break.
A study of the stomach contents of non native Burmese pythons living in the Everglades shows how many different species the pythons have been poaching.
This Science Update explores how victims are much more likely to be excused for bad behavior than heroes.
In this Science Update, learn why kids tend to get more aggressive as they get more popular—up to a point.
In this Science Update, hear how the brain may "tag" certain experiences for long-term storage during sleep.
In this Science Update, hear about the first significant revision in over half a century to the Periodic Table of the Elements.
DNA evidence may accurately predict an unknown suspect's hair color.
A new hypothesis explaining how prehistoric people transported the huge slabs of rock to create Stonehenge.
This Science Update examines how, depending on the species, males and females may face different evolutionary pressures for mating.
In this Science Update, learn about a recent report that calls for standardizing placebos.
In this Science Update, hear how reducing food waste could translate into big energy savings.
In this Science Update, find out why giving spacecraft a running start on a long rail may significantly reduce launch costs.
In this Science Update, learn why overhearing one end of a cell phone conversation may distract you in ways that a two-way conversation wouldn't.
In this Science Update, hear how newts have inspired a new technique for regenerating mammalian tissue.
Researchers have tried breeding plants that produce a " false alarm" pheromone that will warn aphids to avoid them.
Stomach bacteria may play a role in multiple sclerosis, according to an animal study.
According to a landmark study in the journal Science, climate change is transforming the world's oceans, at a potentially huge cost. You'll hear more about it in this Science Update.
In this Science Update, find out about how the brains of healthy, creative people share some similarities with those of schizophrenic patients.