New research lends evidence to the idea that children learn the ability to understand basic grammar early in language development, rather than possessing it innately.
Warming in the 21st century has reduced Colorado River flows by at least 0.5 million acre-feet—about the amount of water used by 2 million people for one year, a new study warns.
We actively compete with our coworkers for a limited amount of perks, including raises, promotions, bonuses, and recognition.
Teacher ratings of parental involvement early in a child’s academic career can accurately predict the child’s academic and social success, new research shows.
People taking heartburn drugs called proton pump inhibitors—Prevacid, Prilosec, Nexium, and Protonix—may not be aware of kidney damage linked to the medications, research suggests.
The human heart beats more than 2.5 billion times in an average lifetime. Now, a new 3D organ-on-a-chip can mimic the heart’s amazing biomechanical properties.
There’s no easy way to predict which teenager will become a problem drug user. While certain personality traits—impulsiveness for example—may signal danger, not every adolescent fits the description.
Wastewater from oil and gas operations—including fracking for shale gas—at a West Virginia site altered microbes downstream, according to a new study.
A brain-to-computer hookup recently allowed people with severe limb weakness to type via direct brain control at the highest speeds and accuracy levels reported to date.
Scientists report that a metamaterial is the first to achieve the kind of performance predicted by theoretical bounds.
Scientists have figured out an Ice Age paradox and their findings add to mounting evidence that climate change could bring higher seas than most models predict.
Cells within our bodies divide and change over time, with thousands of chemical reactions occurring within each cell daily.
Parents are more likely to change their child’s lifestyle if schools offer educational materials alongside body mass index screening results, a new study shows.
Engineers have used high-performance computing to examine the best way to treat an aneurysm. To reduce blood flow into aneurysms, surgeons often insert a flow diverter—tiny tubes made of weaved metal, like stents—across the opening.
What looks like a caterpillar chewing on a leaf or a beetle consuming fruit is likely a three-way battle that benefits most, if not all of the players involved, research shows.
To contain and eradicate foot-and-mouth disease in cows, research suggests establishing how many animals can be vaccinated per day and tailoring controls accordingly.
New research clarifies why some people seem to derive a heart-protective benefit from eating soy foods and others don’t.
Elusive planets and dim failed stars may be lurking around the edges of our solar system, and astronomers want the public’s help to hunt them down.
As you stretch gold into a strand one atom thick, an expressway for heat opens up. It’s called a quantum of thermal conductance and researchers have now observed it for the first time at room temperature.
Zika virus can penetrate the placenta in early pregnancy, causing miscarriages, studies with mice suggest.