The zone of overlap between black-capped and Carolina chickadees is moving northward at a rate that matches warming winter temperatures, say researchers.
When students repeat a grade, it can spell trouble for their classmates, according to a new study of nearly 80,000 middle-schoolers.
A new project has tapped the idle processing power of 200,000 computers to simulate the structure of a protein that allows cancer cells to run amok.
Preschoolers can be smarter than college students at figuring out how unusual toys and gadgets work because they’re more flexible and less biased than adults in their ideas about cause and effect, according to new research.
Soldiers returning home from war may find themselves engaged in a battle of “warring identities” as they transition to civilian life.
A new robotic drumming prosthesis has two drumsticks—the musician’s arm and muscle sensors control one, and the other “listens” to the music and improvises.
For the first time, astronomers have used the same imaging technology found in a digital camera to take a picture of a planet far from our solar system with an Earth-based telescope.
A recent analysis found that frequent experiences of racism were associated with a higher risk of obesity among African-American women.
The presence—or absence—of complications following surgery is a strong indicator of which patients are likely to be readmitted to the hospital in the 30 days following their procedure, a new study shows.
Scientists have successfully genetically engineered the immune cells of 12 HIV positive patients to resist infection, and decreased the viral loads of some patients taken off antiretroviral drug therapy (ADT) entirely—including one patient whose levels became undetectable.
Scientists have unlocked the blueprint of potassium ion channels, key structures in the heart that help regulate heart contractions.
DVDs and other media that claim to be able to teach babies to read don’t work, a new study shows. “While we cannot say with full assurance that infants at this age cannot learn printed words, our results make clear they did not learn printed words from the baby media product that was tested,” says Susan Neuman, professor in the department of teaching and learning at New York University.
A new study shows that adolescent girls who experienced maltreatment in the past year and were willing to talk about their painful experiences and their thoughts and emotions, were less likely to have PTSD symptoms one year later.
A single gene well known for its critical role in sexual differentiation in insects also regulates the complex wing patterns, colors, and structures required for mimicry in swallowtail butterflies.
Carbohydrate molecules may serve as signals for cancer, pointing to new ways in which sugars can be used to look at the inner workings of cells.
Scientists believe they have pinpointed the exact compounds in strawberries that give the fruit its unique flavor, a finding that could help breeders create more flavorful varieties even faster.
Crops genetically modified with the bacterium Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) produce proteins that kill pest insects.
Though present in more than 6,000 living species of fish, the adipose fin, a small appendage that lies between the dorsal fin and tail, has no clear function and is thought to be vestigial.
For a healthy nervous system, axons—the long projections of our nerve cells that run throughout our bodies—must be properly insulated.
The youngest kindergartners in a class are about five times more likely to be held back when compared to the oldest students, a new study shows.