New technology that uses software algorithms and a web camera can detect subtle changes in facial skin color that indicate the uneven blood flow caused by atrial fibrillation, a treatable but potentially dangerous heart condition.
New research adds heft to claims that low-carb diets can help people lose weight without compromising heart health.
Researchers have realized a long-held dream of building a nanoscale “assembly line.” “It would enable us to assemble new complex substances or materials for specific applications,” says Professor Viola Vogel, head of the Laboratory of Applied Mechanobiology at ETH Zurich, Switzerland.
Astronomers have used the Hubble Space Telescope to observe a monster galaxy that was hidden behind walls of dust.
More than 2 million children live in orphanages and group homes around the world, and a new study offers some encouraging data on how those children fare over time.
The current Ebola outbreak sweeping through West Africa likely began at the funeral of a healer in Sierra Leone.
Women who are victims of sexual assault while in college are three times more likely than their peers to be assaulted again within a year, a new study reports.
Seven out of ten Americans say the recent recession’s impact will be permanent—that’s up from five out of ten in 2009 when the slump officially ended.
Researchers are using a living fish, called Polypterus, to help show what might have happened when fish first tried to walk out of the water.
While smoke from electronic cigarettes may not have cancer-causing agents, it does have higher levels of some toxic metals compared to traditional cigarettes.
When wine fermentation gets “stuck,” the yeast turning grape sugar into alcohol and carbon dioxide shut down too soon—and bacteria that eat the leftover sugar spoil the wine.
Tiny diamonds invisible to the human eye—but confirmed by microscope—add weight to a theory first proposed in 2007 that a comet that exploded over North America sparked catastrophic climate change 12,800 years ago.
To listen to someone carefully, we first stop talking and then stop moving entirely. This strategy helps us hear better because it cuts unwanted sounds generated by our movements.
Researchers have developed a vaginal suppository that, loaded with the antiviral drug Tenofovir, could help prevent the transmission of HIV and AIDS.
Scientists have discovered a fundamental constraint in the brain that may explain why it’s easier to learn a skill that’s related to an ability you already have.
Lowering a patient’s internal eye pressure is currently the only way to treat glaucoma. A tiny eye implant paired with a smart phone could help doctors measure and lower eye pressure.
A rock slab that contains the fossils of 24 very young dinosaurs and one older dinosaur suggests the older one may have been a caretaker watching over a group of hatchlings, scientists say.
A new smartphone app can help parents and pediatricians recognize jaundice in newborn babies. Skin that turns yellow can be a sure sign that a newborn isn’t adequately eliminating the chemical bilirubin.
Doctors have stumbled onto a potential new use for two approved medications. When used in combination, they heal wounds more quickly with less scar tissue.
The tectonic plate that dominates the Pacific “Ring of Fire” may not be as rigid as many scientists have assumed.