Flowering plants keep the world cooler and wetter than it would be otherwise.
A crew of six volunteers has embarked on a simulated, 520-day Mars mission.
This Science Update looks at how installing chemical sensors in cell phones could create a worldwide system for identifying dangerous airborne toxins.
In this Science Update, learn why your nose may be an efficient and useful form of ID.
Engineers studied the hairs on spider legs to develop the ultimate water-repellent surface.
Research suggests that teenage binge drinking may cause significant and permanent brain damage.
In this Science Update, hear how female teachers may pass their own math anxiety to the girls they teach.
Learn why a single calcium atom can make or break a bacterium's movement—and infectiousness in this Science Update.
Past studies have shown that talking on a cell phone impairs your driving. This Science Update examines how the reverse is also true—when people were driving, as opposed to just sitting in a car, they told pre-memorized stories less accurately.
Scientist are studying how sharks can have virgin births, called parthenogenesis.
In this Science Update, hear how a professor of linguistics has estimated what "most" really means.
Every person may have a very different mix of microbes living inside them.
Elite sprinters may be helped by unusual foot anatomy.
This Science Update examines how scientists have successfully transmitted information from one brain to another.
In this Science Update, hear about a population of spiders in Mexico that subsists almost entirely on plants.
In this Science Update, hear how people really do walk in circles when they get lost.
Human activities like farming have contributed some amount of greenhouse gas to the atmosphere for ages
In this Science Update, you'll hear how a project of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Asteroid Watch, will allow citizens to track nearby asteroids online.
In this Science Update, hear how testing wastewater for drugs may help scientists track regional changes in drug abuse.
In this Science Update, found out how online auction sites have transformed the sale of ancient artifacts.