Tonight’s waning crescent moon will allow for great viewing conditions of the annual Leonid meteor shower, which will peak from midnight until dawn Wednesday. The Leonid shower streaks across Earth’s sky every November and is known as one of the fastest.
If you're a man, how much you eat may have more to do with the gender of your dining companions than your appetite. A new study found that men will eat significantly more food in the company of women than they will with other men.
On its way to higher layers of the mountain where it is investigating how Mars' environment changed billions of years ago, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover will take advantage of a chance to study some modern Martian activity at mobile sand dunes.
In the 1500s, health experts warned that coffee could lead to illegal sex. In the 19th century, a hot cup could make you blind, doctors contended. In 2001, java increased your risk of urinary tract cancer. But this morning, at least, your cup of joe can be guilt-free.
Researchers have found that a simple drug regimen delivered over 12 weeks achieved sustained eradication of several genotypes of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) in 99 percent of the trial's patients.
Human brains exhibit more plasticity, the tendency to be modeled by the environment, than chimpanzee brains, which may account for part of human evolution, according to researchers. The findings provide insight into why humans are capable of adapting to various environments and cultures.
Groundwater ranges in age from months to millions of years old. Around the world, there's increasing demand to know how much we have and how long before it's tapped out. For the first time since a calculation of the global volume of groundwater was attempted in the 1970s, an international group of hydrologists has produced the first data-driven estimate of the Earth's total supply of groundwater.
JEOL USA’s JSM-6000Plus NeoScope Benchtop SEM was designed with convenience and ease-of-use in mind.
The Thermo Scientific HAAKE MARS (Modular Advanced Rheometer System) 40 and 60 rheometers offer enhanced features to the existing line of accurate, user-friendly HAAKE MARS rheometers, allowing users to expand capabilities for future needs.
For the first time, high-temperature microwave digestion comes out of the box.
Muffin tops, lovehandles, spare tires, paunches and beer bellies all are a burgeoning health problem, according to new medical findings. A thick waistline, even on people not considered overweight, is a risk showing that it’s not just how much you weigh, but also where you store it.
In order to roost upside down on cave ceilings or tree limbs, bats need to perform an aerobatic feat unlike anything else in the animal world. Researchers have shown that it's the extra mass in bats' beefy wings that makes the maneuver possible.
A volunteer firefighter badly burned in a 2001 blaze has received the most extensive face transplant ever, covering his skull and much of his neck, a New York hospital announced.
Chemists have created single-molecule submersibles that contain just 244 atoms, are powered by ultraviolet light and move incredibly fast. With each full revolution, the motor’s tail-like propeller moves the sub forward 18 nanometers.
Noisy gymnasiums, restaurants where conversations are nearly impossible and concert halls less than perfect for the music are all acoustical problems. Now acoustical engineers are using functional MRI to better understand room acoustics and the emotions they can cause.