A growing body of research is revealing associations between birth defects and a father’s age, alcohol use and environmental factors. These defects result from epigenetic alterations that can potentially affect multiple generations.
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 biologist wearing on his first date with a hot chick?
The iconic painting shows a young woman laying in a field, staring longingly up at a farmhouse on a clear bright day.
The ancient poet was renowned for her evocations of beauty and love in clear and musical language unlike any other. Sappho’s lyrics from ancient Greece survived millennia to the present-day, and are still considered some of the finest verse in history.
An archaeologist studying musical horns from iron-age Ireland has found musical traditions, thought to be long dead, are alive and well in south India.
Spanish officials ordered 9,000 people evacuated Friday night from a large apartment complex after a raging fire at a sprawling tire dump sent spectacular, toxic clouds of black smoke into the sky.
A team of astronomers has detected a rare gas 4,000 light years away from Earth. The discovery was made using the largest antenna of NASA's Madrid Deep Space Communication Complex.
Holograms are a ubiquitous part of our lives. They are in our wallets—protecting credit cards, cash and driver's licenses from fraud—in grocery store scanners and biomedical devices.
A new report assesses how the nation fared against the ambitious challenge goal set by the American Cancer Society to reduce the cancer death rates by 50 percent over 25 years ending in 2015.
A combination of two compounds found in red grapes and oranges could be used to improve the health of people with diabetes, and reduce cases of obesity and heart disease.
A rare, severe form of pulmonary hypertension, which up until now has only been classified as a human lung disease, has also been discovered in dogs.
Earthworms are the engineers behind the 75,000 km2, densely packed, regularly spaced, and mound-patterned landscapes, called surales, in the South American seasonal tropical wetlands.
Researchers have demonstrated a tiny origami robot that can unfold itself from a swallowed capsule and, steered by external magnetic fields, crawl across the stomach wall to remove a swallowed button battery or patch a wound.
The vast majority of cities in the world’s poorer countries have unhealthy amounts of air pollution, while urban areas in richer nations have better air to breathe, according to new findings by the World Health Organization.