African Americans are 45 percent more likely than whites to switch from owning their homes to renting them.
The area of the brain that plays a primary role in emotional learning and the acquisition of fear may hold the key to who is most vulnerable to post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a new study with teenagers following the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013.
Scientists may be able to “entomb” the malaria parasite, which would keep it from tapping into resources from surrounding cells and cause its death.
A dense, underground block of rigid, volcanic rock forced a shift in the 1,500 mile Appalachian mountain chain as it formed millions of years ago.
Cystic fibrosis could be considered two diseases—one that can affect multiple organs, including the lungs—and one that doesn’t affect the lungs at all, a new study shows.
In states that enacted higher taxes on cigarettes and stricter policies on smoking in public places, suicide rates declined up to 15 percent compared to the national average, a new study shows.
Using an Android tablet and the video game Angry Birds, children can program a robot to learn new skills.
Divorce-related sleep problems may be partly to blame for significant health problems, including high blood pressure and even early death, research suggests.
Researchers fear this summer will bring an increase in coral death to the Great Barrier Reef, as the reef is at greater risk than ever from severe weather events.
New research shows that speech sounds stimulate areas of an infant’s brain that coordinate and plan for the physical movements needed for speech.
If all emergency patients received the kind of care that the busiest emergency centers give, 24,000 fewer people would die each year, new research suggests.
Switzerland has the most innovative economy, followed by the United Kingdom and Sweden, according to this year’s Global Innovation Index—a survey of 143 countries that uses 81 indicators to gauge innovation capabilities and measurable results.
People suffering from schizophrenia may hear “voices”—auditory hallucinations—differently depending on their cultural context, according to new research.
Patients are more willing to disclose personal information to virtual humans than to actual ones, likely because computers don’t make judgments or look down on people the way another human might.
Five siblings in a family who live in a remote corner of Turkey walk exclusively on their hands and feet.
Scientists have found a new use for an anti-tank Javelin missile detector: to identify malaria parasites in blood.
People tend to pick friends who resemble them genetically. In fact, according to a new study, close friends are the genetic equivalent of fourth cousins, on average.
Where someone’s gaze falls could indicate almost instantly whether attraction is based on feelings of love or of lust.
The first comprehensive library of genetic switches in plants will be available to scientists around the world.
The world’s earliest known predator, which lived about 520 million years ago, had a brain the was far less complex than those found in some of its prey.