More than 15 million Americans live within a one-mile radius of unconventional oil and gas operations.
Past or present friendship or dating makes cyberbullying much more likely to occur between two teenagers, new research shows.
A new study, done by pooling data from most of those studies, throws cold water on the idea that extra pounds may stem from an imbalance of the bacteria inside us.
More women hold local elective offices, have college degrees, and own their own businesses in post-Katrina New Orleans, a new report shows.
Older adults enjoy using Facebook, email, instant messaging, and other forms of social media—and doing so may even reduce loneliness and improve health.
Flavor, not nicotine, entices teenagers to vape, a new study of nearly 15,000 young people in the US suggests.
It is a hotly debated, highly researched subject: which fats are good for us and which aren’t? Many scientists have assumed that oxidized fatty acids cause and promote inflammation. An example is the low-density lipoprotein (LDL), a delivery vehicle for cholesterol and fatty acids that every cell needs and takes from the blood.
An electric car currently relies on a complex interplay of both batteries and supercapacitors to provide the energy it needs to go places.
Neighbors with the most exposure to natural gas fracking are nearly twice as likely to suffer from some combination of migraine headaches, chronic nasal and sinus symptoms, and severe fatigue.
Ramen noodles are replacing cigarettes as a form of currency in US prisons. It’s not because of bans on tobacco products.
When given a choice between cooperating or competing, chimpanzees choose to cooperate five times more frequently.
From media and money to political polarization, the 2016 United States presidential election is rewriting the rules of the game, says Nate Persily, a law professor of law at Stanford University.
A new study looks to the saliva of humans, gorillas, orangutans, macaques, and African green monkeys for insights into evolution.
One of North America’s most beloved songbirds—the yellow-rumped warbler—may need to be considered at least three separate species, says a new study.
Charging for checked bags doesn’t sit well with most airline passengers, but the practice has actually improved the departure performance of United States airlines and has even boosted revenue, a new study shows.
The hormone melatonin appears to suppress the growth of breast cancer tumors, say researchers. While treatments based on this key discovery are still years away, the results, published in the journal Genes and Cancer, offer a foundation for future research.
Norovirus is the most common viral cause of diarrhea worldwide, but because of an inability to grow it in a lab, scientists still know little about how it infects people and causes disease.
Astrophysicists have proposed a clever new way to shed light on the mystery of dark matter, the undiscovered stuff believed to make up most of the universe.
Nearly 400 non-travel-related Zika infections will occur in Florida before the end of the summer, according to new projections by biostatisticians.
With gold medals in three sprinting events at three Olympic Games, Usain Bolt is arguably the fastest human of all time.