Don’t eat the core, it’s poisonous: it's something parents often say to their children before they eat their first peach. Peach pits do in fact contain amygdalin, a substance which can degrade into hydrogen cyanide in the stomach.
Some high-risk medical devices used in obstetrics and gynecology were approved by the FDA based on flawed data, according to a recent study.
Santa Cruz Biotechnology, Inc. has agreed to pay a $3.5 million fine, and revoke its research registration and dealer license in accordance with terms of a legal settlement with the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.
Whether it's paying the electric bill or taking the clothes out of the dryer, there are many daily tasks that we fully intend to complete and then promptly forget about.
A retrospective review of medical records found the HbA1C test, commonly used to diagnose and manage diabetes, can effectively detect hidden disease among hospital patients with hyperglycemia.
New to science, as announced by ESF: A species on humans' family tree, a brilliant red fish and a dainty damselfly with a racy name.
A large worldwide study has found that, contrary to popular thought, low-salt diets may not be beneficial and may actually increase the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and death compared to average salt consumption.
In the Mesozoic, marine reptiles such as ichthyosaurs and plesiosaurs were top predators in the oceans. But their origins and early rise to dominance have been somewhat mysterious.
Swarms of insects breeding in a polluted river near the Taj Mahal are threatening the intricate marble inlay work at the 17th century monument to love by leaving green and black patches of waste on its walls.
The editors of Laboratory Equipment want you to start your week off with a smile. So, here's a science joke you might like. Q: What was the name of the first electricity detective?
A type of brain cell known as microglia plays a key role in reducing the effects of cocaine in the brain, according to a new study.
Small drones need to stay aloft do their jobs — whether that’s searching for dangerous gas leaks or remotely monitoring atmospheric conditions. But this effort can quickly drain battery-powered energy.
The first detailed study of a Stegosaurus skull shows that the dinosaur had a stronger bite than suspected, enabling it to eat a wider range of plants than other plant-eating dinosaurs.
In a new study, scientists report that by wresting back control of a protein, they could restore multiple defenses in the lungs of mice, staving off cancer's spread there.
Researchers have succeeded in manipulating a strain of microalgae to form complex molecules to an unprecedented extent.