Scientists have developed an inexpensive device that uses light to split water into oxygen and clean-burning hydrogen.
Children with autism have six-to-eight times more gastrointestinal trouble than typically developing children have, report researchers.
Some children with autism don’t start speaking until they or 5 or 6 years old. Using iPads can help them learn new words and encourage them to talk more, research shows.
Biologists say a protein called ‘dawdle’ blocks a cleansing mechanism in fruit fly muscles. Suppression of dawdle extends the life of fruit flies by up to 20 percent.
The loss of a gene puts pressure on an organism to compensate, which leads to mutation in one or more different genes elsewhere in its genome, researchers say.
Child restraint laws across many states have gaps that could leave kids vulnerable to vehicle-crash injuries, a new study reports.
Twenty-five years and more than 50,000 generations of bacteria reveal that microbes are becoming more and more fit, evolutionarily speaking, with no end in sight.
Using a process similar to molecular Lego, scientists have made “Janus nanotubes”—very small tubes with two distinct sides.
Preserved leaves from Pennsylvania provide a glimpse of what ancient forests were like before European colonizers arrived.
Queen bees are always truthful with worker bees when it comes to communicating their reproductive status and quality.
A planned Russian mission in 2020 to return a sample from the Martian moon Phobos will likely not only contain bits and pieces of the moon—but also of Mars itself.
Clay might have been the birthplace of life on Earth, or at least of the complex biochemicals that make life possible, report biological engineers.
Many women experience pelvic pain in their late teens and early 20s, but only a small fraction report their symptoms to a doctor and seek treatment.
High-quality preschool may be an effective way to reduce social problems associated with poverty because it teaches children the psychological skills they need to succeed as adults, a new study shows.
Nerve cells in the brain are genetically varied. This surprising finding may help explain the genetic complexity of conditions such as autism, depression, and schizophrenia.
Screening, combined with weekly home visits that provide short-term, relationship-focused therapy, can relieve depression among low-income minority mothers.
Trained to spot hidden patterns, volunteers show a significant increase in sigma brainwave power during sleep, suggesting sleep locks in learning, researchers say.
Tricking algae to “stay awake” can boost, by up to 700 percent, the amount of compounds the marine plants can produce, including those useful for making drugs and biofuels.
Many Boston-area military veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) experienced flashbacks, unwanted memories, and other psychological effects after the Boston Marathon bombing in April.
The discovery of fluted spear points in northwest Alaska strongly suggests that early humans carrying American technology lived on the central Bering Land Bridge about 12,000 years ago.