Polymers that visibly change shape when exposed to temperature changes are nothing new. But researchers created a material that undergoes a shape change that can be triggered by body heat alone.
By focusing on first-degree family members of MS patients, a research team seeks to better understand the sequence of events that leads some people to develop the disease.
Mayo Clinic scientists say they have found a new species of bacteria causing Lyme disease in the Midwest, with elevated levels of bacteria in the blood.
A new study found that a diet containing unsaturated fats, such as those found in walnuts and olive oil, has similar weight loss effects as a lower fat, higher-carbohydrate diet. The research also showed walnuts positively impact heart health markers.
An anthropologist who conducted a small study with the Aka pygmy people concludes that teaching is a part of human nature.
A century ago, Albert Einstein developed his general theory of relativity – a masterwork that the rest of the scientific community has been grappling with ever since. Now, evidence of gravitational waves may be presented at a press conference this week.
Repulsive as they may be, roaches have the remarkable ability to squish their bodies down to one quarter their normal size, yet still scamper at lightning speed. The cockroach inspired scientists to create a mini-robot that can mimic those feats.
A geologic event known as diking can cause strong earthquakes with a magnitude between 6 and 7, according to an international research team.
An international team of scientists has discovered two new plankton-eating fossil fish species of the genus called Rhinconichthys from the oceans of the Cretaceous Period.
As many as 350 jobs will be cut from Australia’s prestigious CSIRO. News outlets published parts of an internal email that said the cuts were going to disproportionately affect the organization’s vaunted climate research divisions.
The largest quantitative study of howling, and first to use machine learning, defines different howl types and finds that wolves use these types more or less depending on their species, resembling a howling dialect.
Messages from around the world are to be beamed into space at the speed of light as part of a cultural project to create a celestial time capsule.
Cotton candy machines may hold the key for making life-sized artificial livers, kidneys, bones and other essential organs.
Sighing isn’t just a way to express emotion. According to a new study, sighing is a necessary process to maintain overall health – and is done much more frequently than we may notice.
A celebrity surgeon whose high-profile experimental transplant procedures have come under fire is sending ripples through the Swedish scientific community. A top Nobel Prize administrator has now resigned in the wake of the investigation.