Summer is around the corner — time for cookouts and sunbathing. But too much sun can result in sunburn, which is the main cause of skin cancer.
A team of scientists has created a new material, called “rewritable magnetic charge ice,” that permits an unprecedented degree of control over local magnetic fields and could pave the way for new computing technologies.
Using radar data collected by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, evidence of an ice age has been recorded in the polar deposits of Mars.
For a long time, the debate has gone on: Does size matter to females? Biologists now say, definitively, that it does — among fruit flies.
Antidepressant use in North America has increased over the last two decades. A suspected reason for this trend is that primary care physicians are increasingly prescribing antidepressants for nondepressive indications.
A study of more than 6,000 marine fossils from the Antarctic shows that the mass extinction event that killed the dinosaurs was sudden and just as deadly to life in the polar regions.
When it comes to measuring brain activity, scientists have tools that can take a precise look at a small slice of the brain (less than one cubic millimeter), or a blurred look at a larger area.
Handwritten original research documents relating to the first known identification of the Zika virus have been uncovered at the University of Glasgow's Archive.
Most people have heard the old adage “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” It’s an old truth that encompasses more than just apples.
The approach is to study how many species there are in an ecosystem and what proportion of these can replace species that are hard hit by environmental disturbances.
Studying the rock paintings of Abri Faravel, a rock shelter in the Southern French Alps 2,133m above sea level, archaeologists used car batteries to power laser and white-light scanners in a logistically complex operation.
Retired astronaut Scott Kelly gave his first major address to NASA employees Wednesday, confiding that while he may have looked good upon landing in Kazakhstan at the beginning of March, he didn't feel that well after returning from the ISS.
Hurricane season in the Atlantic begins next week, bringing some measure of annual forecast anxiety to millions for the next six months. But the uncertainty will be a little less extreme thanks to new forecasting models.
Laboratory Equipment’s scientist of the week is John Cooke, of Houston Methodist Research Institute. Cooke and team have conducted multiple studies on the health effects of long-term proton pump inhibitor use and found that the class of drugs causes accelerated aging of blood vessels.
Archaeologists have unearthed 5,000-year-old “beer-making tool kits” from underground rooms at the Mijiaya site in the Central Plain of China. The discovery marks the oldest beer-making facility ever discovered in the country.