A study reveals that most consumers surveyed never wash their reusable bags between uses, permitting bacteria to grow.
Scientists have demonstrated a clear link between the 11-year sun cycle and winter weather over the northern hemisphere.
Archeologists have found evidence indicating that the mysterious ancient city of Loulan once had highly-developed agricultural systems.
Infrared cameras capture mountain lions out and about in the nighttime; with the top predator eating deer, the local ecosystem is intact.
A touchscreen Braille writer stands to revolutionize how the blind negotiate an unseen world by replacing devices costing up to 10 times more.
An ongoing lack of sleep during adolescence could lead to more than dragging, foggy teens, a study suggests.
A study has yielded some new information about the potential effects for Earth of what are called “short-hard” interstellar radiation events.
Physicists have experimentally demonstrated for the first time how three-dimensional conduction is affected by the defects that plague materials.
Makers of the controversial chemical BPA have asked federal regulators to phase out rules that allow its use in baby bottles and sippy cups, the products haven't contained the plastic-hardening ingredient for two years.
According to a double-blind, placebo-controlled study, an individual’s subjective response to caffeine may predict how he or she will respond to other stimulant drugs.
A study shows that gray jays hoping to survive and reproduce through Canada’s harsh winters need to be able to store food in the right kinds of trees.
A new test for detecting mercury promises to be faster and cheaper than conventional tests.
Using one of the most sensitive neutrino detectors on the planet, a team is now measuring the flow of solar neutrinos reaching earth more precisely than ever before.
To defeat an enemy, know its lifestyle, where it works and its secret hiding places. That’s what researchers have done in a 10-year battle against two insects that bore into grassy crops such as rice, sugarcane, sorghum and corn.