Published February 25, 2010
News of a trainer being killed by a killer whale at SeaWorld Orlando today doesn't change the fact that these giants, while deadly predators, do not kill humans at sea.
Published February 24, 2010
A mom's wise words about chewing your food likely got lost on a giant, long-necked dinosaur that lived about 105 million years ago in North America. That's according to analyses of four skulls from a newly identified dinosaur species.
Published February 10, 2010
Most kids won't turn down a sugary treat, but it turns out some children prefer more intense sweetness than others.
Published February 01, 2010
Whether or not Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow on Groundhog Day Tuesday has more to do with legend than science. Meet the groundhog behind the myth ... he's lazy, does not live underground and is a little on the portly side.
Published January 20, 2010
The 6.1-magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti this morning was indeed a strong aftershock associated with last week's major temblor, even though it occurred eight days after the main event that devastated the island nation.
Published January 18, 2010
Like your shoelaces or electrical cords, light can get twisted into knots. Now, scientists have used a computer-controlled hologram and theoretical physics to turn a light beam into pretzel-like shapes.
Published January 06, 2010
Four-legged creatures were mucking around a muddy basin in what is now Poland about 397 million years ago. And they left behind distinctive footprints, which have turned back the clock on the evolution of these landlubbers.
Published January 05, 2010
When it comes to sexual arousal, a woman's mind and body are less in sync than a man's, a review of research finds.
Published December 28, 2009
The best science answers tough questions, and some of the hardest-hitting discoveries often elicit controversy, ruffling the feathers of readers and sometimes even other scientists. Here are some of the most loved and hated science stories of the year.
Published December 21, 2009
You may think Mr. Frost's blustery entrance already occurred, but not officially. The winter solstice, and thus the official start of the chilly season on the astronomical calendar, begins Monday.