A research study indicates that when it comes to news media, people prefer to look at information that reinforces their own beliefs.
In this Science Update, you can learn how birds that live in more variable climates sing more sophisticated songs.
Hear about how scientists attempt to detect the presence of extraterrestrial life from a great distance.
Some animals that look exactly alike may be genetically separate species.
The acidity in sports drinks wears down tooth enamel—and brushing can worsen the problem.
Hear about a technique that creates all-purpose antibodies that can be activated at a moment's notice.
A collection of vertebrae, or spinal bones, in modern-day Colombia led Bloch's team to make an inference about the climate in the prehistoric tropics.
In this Science Update, find out if programming big computer servers to shut on and off in fractions of a second could save huge amounts of power.
A species of caterpillar tricks ants into treating it better than their own young.
In this Science Update, learn why polarized light from shiny surfaces looks like water to insects.
This podcast talks about the consequences of rule-breaking behavior.
Several studies have found that hands-free cell phones affect drivers just as much as hand-held models.
Your genes may influence whether or not you respond to a placebo.
In this Science Update learn about how eating more small fish might actually help to protect their populations.
In this Science Update, hear how researches are using Henry David Thoreau's plant journals to study climate change.
When people feel stressed, their hearts start beating fast, they breathe harder, and their stomach ties in knots. But what happens when trees get stressed? You can find out in this Science Update.
A previous Science Update examined how dogs can detect cancer with their noses. Now those dogs have inspired new technology that tests for skin cancer based on odorants given off by the skin.
In this Science Update, found out about animal experiments that point to a possible cause of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
Did life on earth get a jump start from a meteorite?
As climate change heats up the world's ecosystems, many species of plants and animals, from songbirds to whales, are leaving their time-tested home ecosystems for uncharted territory. This Science Update looks at how some plants are changing altitude to find a cooler place to live.