| Jul 11, 2014
| 1:42 PM
You may think you’re better at reading than you are at math (or vice versa), but new research suggests you’re probably equally good (or bad) at both. The reason: The genes that determine a person’s ability to tackle one subject influence...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 8:00 AM
In a small kitchen, an amateur cook roots around in the cupboard for a package of ramen. He fills a pot with water, tosses in the noodles, and sets them on the stove to cook. But this chef won’t enjoy the fruits of his labor. That’s because...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 2:50 PM
Billions of neurons fire in the brains of stock market traders as they decide whether to buy or sell shares in a matter of seconds. Some of these brain waves produce rational calculations about how best to make a profit, but others may not, suggests new...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 9:00 AM
When you look at a mantis shrimp, you see a vivid lobster-like crustacean whose forearms can strike with the force of a .22-caliber bullet. But when a mantis shrimp looks at you, we have no idea what it sees. That’s because the mantis shrimp...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 3:29 PM
As a woman’s body mass index rises before she is pregnant or early in pregnancy, there is an increased risk of fetal death, stillbirth or infant death, and severely obese women have the highest risk, researchers said Tuesday.
But even “...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 3:42 PM
Two drugs given to people who suffer migraines reduced the frequency of their headaches in early trials, scientists said.
The test results “may potentially represent a new era in preventive therapy for migraine,” Dr. Peter Goadsby, an author...
| Mar 25, 2014
Frontman for heavy metal GWAR
Dave Brockie, 50, who as "Oderus Urungus" fronted the alien-costumed heavy metal band GWAR during graphic and fake-blood-soaked stage shows for more than three decades, was found dead Sunday evening at his...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 3:47 PM
Only the prom king and queen are safe.
Researchers say that the more popular teens are – except for those at the very apex of the fragile high school hierarchy – the more likely they are to be bullied, perhaps a surprise to people who...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 7:14 PM
If your heart skipped a beat when you heard about the latest major online security threat, a bug called Heartbleed, calm down. It's not worth having a heart attack over.
But you can't dismiss Heartbleed, either. You likely will have to change some...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 3:40 PM
Whether we like it or not (polls say most of us do), it's time to start saving daylight again.
Depending on whom you ask, our March Madness of the "spring forward" variety was invented to conserve energy, or to make pleasant summer evenings a little...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 2:28 PM
Consuming high levels of protein — particularly animal protein — is a bad strategy if you’re at midlife and aiming to live into old age, new research finds. But a study out Tuesday reveals that in older age, fortifying one’s diet...