New evidence could help explain how some massive black holes shut down a galaxy’s ability to make new stars.
Scientists have previously found that resting the mind, such as daydreaming, helps strengthen memories of events and retention of information.
Scientists are building a fluorescent sensor that can rapidly identify the presence of fat in milk. The device, called “Milk Orange,” could one day be useful to milk producers in developing countries.
For the first time, researchers have detected a single hydrogen atom using high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
There appears to be a link between high blood sugar and heart valve hardening. Scientists discovered that feeding cells that support heart valves too much glucose slows the cells down.
New research with cephalopods offers a preliminary answer to the question of whether of evolution is predictable.
If insect larvae follow a leader while foraging for food, both the leaders and their followers grow much faster than if the group is all followers or all leaders.
Scientists restored hearing to mice that were partly deafened by noise. They did it by increasing a key protein in their ears.
A slight wobble detected in Saturn’s moon Mimas suggests its icy surface is covering either an odd-shaped rocky core or a sloshing ocean.
The fact that microscopic particles known as polymers and colloids will melt as temperatures rise was no surprise to scientists.
Cost and environmental impact are two reasons to install plastic pipes in buildings, but research shows they can put chemicals in drinking water and cause unpleasant odors.
Scientists know that exercise helps the body tolerate pain. But some feel more benefits than others. A new study reports that rats displaying the least sensitivity after running on a treadmill are also less likely to develop pain after a nerve injury.
A new online tool for scientists and doctors called Golgi makes it easy to explore the brain of a rat.
New research shows how our brains anchor the “mental compass.” Without this complex system for keeping track of which direction you’re facing as you move around, remembering how to get around would be impossible.
Engineers have figured out how to make rounded crystals with no facets, a design that mimics the hard-to-duplicate texture of starfish shells.
About 20 percent of children who have older siblings with autism also develop the disorder. Of those children, 57 percent show symptoms as early as 18 months.
Samoan volcanoes have yielded evidence of the planet’s early formation still trapped inside the Earth.
Energy loss in optical systems, such as lasers, is a chief hindrance to their performance and efficiency and it occurs on an ongoing, frustrating basis.
Relatively harmless bacteria can turn deadly when they start sharing resources with their “friends,” new research shows.
A new study suggests that irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) causes more interpersonal difficulties for men than for women.