| Feb 28, 2014
| 10:16 AM
For some cheese lovers, the older and stinkier the cheese, the better. Well, what about a cheese that's been aging for 3,600 years?
Yellow lumps, believed to be the world's oldest cheese, were found on mummies buried in the Taklamakan Desert in...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 6:35 PM
Among the zillions of decisions that moms and dads make about how to parent, it might seem that determining the appropriate amount of time young children can spend watching TV and playing on tablets and smart phones might be big one.
But it turns out...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 3:20 PM
What makes old violins crafted by members of the Stradivari family so much better than violins produced today? Nothing, according to a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
In a musical version of the classic Coke versus...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 6:42 AM
Learning to move with the beat could boost reading skills because both abilities are partly powered by the same ability in the brain, according to a study of more than 100 finger-tapping Chicago high-schoolers.
The findings published in the Journal of...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Most of us are familiar with the five-a-day suggested servings of fruit and vegetables the World Health Organization introduced in the '90s. Eating that amount was supposed to reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, obesity and Type 2 diabetes. But a...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 12:12 PM
Think those tools aboard NASA’s rover Curiosity are only good for sniffing out argon isotopes and drilling into mysterious rocks? Wait till you hear this: A 'Happy Birthday' song played by Curiosity’s very own Sample Analysis at Mars...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 6:04 AM
Oxford Dictionaries Online announced Wednesday that it's embracing terms commonly used in pop culture and across the Internet. Some of the notable additions include "twerking," "selfie" and a slew of Internet abbreviations.
While the majority of the new...
| Mar 13, 2014
If there's anything more surprising than how quickly and calmly 45 states embraced the new Common Core curriculum standards, it's how quickly and contentiously the backlash erupted.
The standards, which California adopted in 2010, outline the skills and...
| Feb 22, 2014
In the fall of 2012, Broward County became an official "Six Pillars" community, setting out a growth strategy for the next two decades as the county's population of 1.8 million is expected to grow further.
On Friday, Broward leaders reported the...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 4:34 PM
Many federal programs aimed at preventing psychological problems in military service members and their families have not been evaluated correctly to determine whether they are working and are not supported by science, says a new report commissioned by the...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 10:15 AM
Infectious diseases linked to the colony collapse of honeybees appear to be spreading among wild bumblebees that pollinate crops worldwide, dealing a potential double blow to agriculture, according to a new study.
Studies at 26 sites in England found...