Aging is a fact of life, but at the physiological level we don't all age at the same rate. So how to determine our bodies' overall wear and tear?
Riding a bicycle is a great way to get in shape while getting from point A to point B. But it also can be dangerous — especially at night.
NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly’s bags are packed, and as we write this he’s strapped into the Russian Soyuz-TMA-16M spacecraft preparing for liftoff.
If you went out searching for the Ili pika in the moutains of China, odds are your search would be fruitless.
In cold-weather cities in the U.S., slush, snow and wind aren’t the only inconveniences to contend with when the temperature drops; there’s also this small matter of exploding manholes.
NASA is about to take yet another bold step toward sending humans to Mars. At 3:42pm Eastern time tomorrow afternoon, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly will strap into a Russian rocket and kiss Earth goodbye for an entire year to live on the International Space Station.
Glue is so good at sticking to things that it inevitably clings to the one place we need it the least: the inner wall of the bottle.
After vanishing from their wild habitats over a century ago, wood bison, the largest land mammals native to North America, now roam freely in Alaska once again.
The search for an effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease has been riddled with failures, but a promising new drug could serve as a rare success story for those living with mild forms of the condition.
It seems hard to believe, but we may already need to start differentiating between “old-fashioned” and modern 3-D printing methods.
Ice is a pretty all-around useful chemical, but generally for mundane things: chilling drinks, skating on, mending swollen joints.
Tony Stark is the reckless playboy at the head of Stark Industries, and he’s also, of course, Iron Man.
Life in prehistoric oceans could be pretty terrifying. Take for instance the predatory jumbo shrimp that roamed the oceans 480 million years ago.
The world mourned the recent death of Star Trek icon Leonard Nimoy, who had revealed in 2014 that he was suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Outdoor weddings are inherently unpredictable. But now even weather can be pre-arranged, for a price.
Anyone with an older brother or sister knows that clothes “shopping” often meant begrudgingly sifting through hand-me-downs rather than perusing the latest fashions at the mall.
Today, dwarf planet Ceres became the first such planet to have company over. The visitor is NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, which reached its final destination — an orbit around this 590-mile-wide ball of ice and rock — after more than seven years in space.
Praying mantises, with their twiggy limbs and long bodies, lack the look of agility, but we all know looks are often deceiving.
Shaking a person’s hand is so routine it seems meaningless. But as it turns out, this gesture could be more than a social courtesy: it could be humans’ way of coming into contact with another person’s smells.