President Barack Obama made a pitch for continued federal support of energy research during Tuesday night's State of the Union address.
Government safety regulators and NASA researchers were right to dismiss electronics problems as a likely cause for unintended acceleration in Toyota vehicles, according to a new report from the National Academy of Sciences.
U.S. scientists want to expand research into climate change to focus on its social effects and ways to adapt to a changing planet, but tighter budgets may crimp those plans, the National Academy of Sciences reported Thursday.
Did you hear about the 6-ton NASA satellite expected to fall to on Earth on Friday?
New research suggests a high-calorie, high-protein diet may improve the outcome for some service members with brain injuries due to battlefield explosions.
Science has finally confirmed what anyone who's ever been in love already knows: Heartbreak really does hurt.
Using the available scientific evidence "it is not possible to reach a definitive conclusion" about the source of the anthrax used in the 2001 anthrax letter attacks which killed five people, according to a report issued Tuesday by the National Academy of Sciences.
Are vitamin D, calcium and magnesium effective in preventing type 2 diabetes? If so, how much should one take?
She was a mother of three living in a small apartment and working four jobs. And then, as if in a fairy tale, she won her state's lottery last year. But the story doesn't have the happy ending you might expect.
A Washington state couple comes forward to claim their share of the $380 million Mega Millions jackpot.
Neanderthals were more like us than we thought.
Senators are a lot like college students. For months on end, they seem to do no work at all. And then everything gets crammed into the last weekend of the term.
A federal study published Monday raises further questions about a possible link between chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and a mouse virus.
Get a kick out of this: Researchers reported Wednesday finding the world's oldest leather shoe in a cave in Armenia.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced Tuesday that his agency has enlisted scientists from NASA to help uncover whether electronic defects are to blame for unintended acceleration in Toyota vehicles.
CNN photojournalist Jonathan O'Beirne takes us on a midnight ride along with the FDNY's EMS team in Manhattan.
In this day and age of food-on-the-go, supplements can add much-needed nutrients to your diet. But a walk down the vitamin aisle at any store could very well make your head spin. Here's a breakdown of several of multivitamin options.
21 September 2009 Parents should set bedtimes for their children instead of letting them stay up until they fall asleep. A lack of sleep affects children's memory, attention, behaviour and emotional well-being, experts said. Routines like cuddling, singing or bathing can help children to fall asleep faster. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
If the shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho scared you, here's another reason to scream: A new study says that potentially disease-causing germs can get trapped in showerheads and grow into biofilm, or coats of slime that deliver a bacteria blast along with your hot water.
Without more funding, NASA will not meet its goal of tracking 90 percent of all deadly asteroids by 2020, according to a report released today by the National Academy of Sciences.
The same blue food dye found in M&Ms and Gatorade could be used to reduce damage caused by spine injuries, offering a better chance of recovery, according to new research.
It is possible to use publicly available data on state and date of birth to predict someone's Social Security number, particularly if they were born after 1988 and in smaller states, according to an article published Monday in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
A new study dispels the widely accepted theory that the Komodo dragon kills by infecting its prey with toxic bacteria.
Rapid-fire TV news bulletins or getting updates via social-networking tools such as Twitter could numb our sense of morality and make us indifferent to human suffering, scientists say.
Canadian researchers say they have discovered the smallest known North American dinosaur, a carnivore that roamed areas of the continent 75 million years ago and weighed less than most modern-day house cats.
Those slick, intricate tests used by forensic investigators on shows like "CSI" look infallible, but that is the stuff of television. In the real world, forensic tests are much more ambiguous and rarely demonstrate a definite tie between an individual and a crime.
When presented with a juicy cheeseburger, cinnamon bun, or other tempting treat, women may have a tougher time reining in their desire to eat when they are on a diet than their equally hungry male counterparts.
Japanese scientists have produced clones of mice that have been dead and frozen for 16 years -- a feat that could lead researchers to one day resurrect long-extinct species, such as the mammoth.
Japanese scientists have cloned healthy mice from bodies kept in a deep freeze for 16 years. ITN's Emily Reuben reports.
The chairman of the of Senate Judiciary Committee said Wednesday he does not believe that Dr. Bruce Ivins acted alone in the deadly 2001 anthrax attacks
Kidney stones are more common in hotter climes. A new study suggests that as the climate warms in general, more and more people will develop the condition
iReporter Bob Strong captured images of an iceberg breaking up at Quidividi, Newfoundland.
Short-term exposure to smog, or ozone, is clearly linked to premature deaths that should be taken into account when measuring the health benefits of reducing air pollution
According to new research, the higher a trader's testosterone level, the more money he'll net before the close of business
Millions of baby boomers are about to enter a health care system for seniors that not only isn't ready for them, but may even discourage them from getting quality care
Researchers have discovered the oldest piece of gold jewelry ever found in the Americas, an academic journal reported Tuesday.
New research shows that prairie grasses grown using only moderate amounts of fertilizer on marginal land can produce significant amounts of ethanol
New research shows that a common, inedible prairie plant can be harvested on a large scale and distilled into an efficient fuel source
Under pressure from Congress, NASA on Monday released thousands of pages of complaints from pilots about crew fatigue, air traffic congestion and communications.
The idea of intervening and modifying the earth's climate is not a new one. The U.S. National Academy of Sciences believes that of erecting a vast bank of mirrors in space to reflect and block out sunlight would lower temperatures. And Nobel Prize winning Dutch chemist Paul Crutzen thinks that blasting rockets laden with sulfur into the stratosphere would create a protective and cooling 'blanket' for the earth. But there are some more down to earth projects currently in operation. Capturing carbon in 'synthetic trees' is just one of these.
Research published last month paints an increasingly gloomy picture of the accelerating rate of climate change, raising genuine fears that efforts to combat carbon emissions may already be too late to restrict seismic changes in the earth's temperatures.
Science is confirming what most women know: When given the choice for a mate, men go for good looks.
Another day, another apocalyptic global warming prediction.
Corals stressed by warming conditions may benefit from the passage of a hurricane -- as long as it doesn't slam right into them
Picture this: A giant penguin with a long, peculiar beak, lounging in the warm sun.
Another day, another apocalyptic global warming prediction.
Military service may slightly increase the risk of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease, but more research is needed, according to a new report from the National Academy of Sciences.
Scientists in the U.S. have successfully used neural stem cells to regenerate damaged spinal cord tissue in mice, raising hopes that the technique could be used to treat disabilities caused by spinal cord injuries and human neurological disorders.
We get them at the dentist's and doctor's offices and more recently, at full-body imaging centers that have opened across the country.
The National Academy of Sciences is proceeding with publication of a study outlining how terrorists could contaminate the U.S. milk supply with botulism -- despite complaints that the article is a "road map for terrorists."
American scientists have discovered a way of creating new brain cells in a dish -- a breakthrough that could lead to treatments for conditions such as Parkinson's disease and epilepsy.
The federal government has asked the National Academy of Sciences not to publish a research paper that feds describe as a "road map for terrorists" on how to contaminate the nation's milk supply.
Is global warming really a threat?
There are few sure ways to avoid ingesting perchlorate, the chemical used in rocket fuel that researchers have detected in breast milk at levels five to eight times higher than those considered safe, experts say.
A White House decision to cut funding for a Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission and dump the observatory into a remote stretch of ocean waters at a future date is sure to incite debate in scientific, engineering, and policy making circles.
"Let us rid ourselves of the fiction that low oil prices are somehow good for the United States," argued Dick Cheney in 1986. At the time Cheney was advocating a tax on oil imports as a way to prot...
Arguing that preventable medical errors kill more Americans each year than highway accidents, breast cancer, or AIDS, a prestigious National Academy of Sciences panel recently recommended that Cong...
When the federal government wants to know the risks of dismantling nuclear weapons, the health consequences of Persian Gulf War service or whether baby boomers are saving enough for retirement, it ...
How well are American companies performing in the global marketplace? Don't ask the government. At best, U.S. trade statistics give an outdated and misleading picture of the nation's international ...
''The hassle of the hub and spoke is a major negative,'' says air passenger Frank Shrontz. Though he happens to be CEO of the world's largest aircraft manufacturer, Boeing, plenty of ordinary passe...
In My Life and Hard Times, the immortal James Thurber tells the story of a fellow student at Ohio State, circa 1917. It seems this callow collegian aspired to a career in journalism but had trouble...
Your servant has been writing about ''race norming'' for several years now but has frankly been surprised by the recent attention given this highly esoteric issue in our nation's capital. We have a...
IT IS THE YEAR 2000-something. The earth is warming up because gases like carbon dioxide (CO2), created by burning fossil fuels, are accumulating in the atmosphere. Pilot T. J. ''Red'' Barren is a ...
Do the words ''organic farming'' remind you of Aquarian health fanatics? Think again. The highly respected National Academy of Sciences has just published Alternative Agriculture, a book that deman...
We begin here by raising a question that every presidential candidate should be ordered, preferably at gunpoint, to answer squarely. The question is at the center of an emerging huge row in social ...
Matters. In which the present writer yet again puts forward a number of slightly loaded questions unredeemed by any prospect of reasonable answers and additionally burdened by a spiraling word coun...
As everybody knows, men and women tend to hold different kinds of jobs. We increasingly view the existence of these differences as a major social problem, and we take for granted affirmative-action...