Brain scans found abnormally weak connections in the brains of premature infants may make them more prone to develop autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and other emotional disorders.
Many families must sign a binding arbitration agreement when a loved one is admitted to a nursing home, pledging not to sue if something goes wrong. But proposed rules would ban that requirement.
Proceeds go to the Western National Parks Association, which hopes the naming rights will "break the stigma against the moth."
A nuclear agreement with Iran hinges on the work of nuclear inspectors. Here's a close-up look at how they train to do their job.
Should artificial intelligence mimic human behavior? The executive in charge of developing future generations of IBM's Watson tackles that and other questions about the limits and powers of AI.
The "chemical hearth," dating back to the 1820s, was unearthed by workers doing renovations on the Rotunda at the University of Virginia. It is thought to be one of very few such labs still surviving.
Renowned astronomer Geoffrey Marcy resigned Wednesday after it became public that he sexually harassed students for years. Researchers are asking why so little is done to stop harassment in science.
A new study shows people living in hunter-gatherer societies don't get any more sleep than people in the more modern world, despite living without TVs, computers, cell phones and other electronic distractions.
When a probe skimmed past the dwarf planet in July, researchers expected to see a cold, dead world. New results published today show that Pluto is an active place.
It's tempting to think that our forebears got lots of blissful snooze time. But modern-day hunter-gatherers aren't getting more than 6.5 hours a night, researchers say. And that's without smartphones.
The 22 states that didn't ease Medicaid eligibility under Obamacare cover a much smaller percentage of their low-income residents than other states do and have seen their costs rise more.
"To bee or not to bee, that is the question. But there is no question. We must have bees," City Councilman Paul Koretz said.
New research finds that the virus can be present far longer than expected — and that there could be a continuing risk of transmission through sexual contact.
More than 23,000 Americans end up in emergency rooms each year after taking dietary supplements, an analysis shows. Most cases are linked to weight-loss products or energy-boosting supplements.
The University of Vermont banned the sale of bottled water on its campus in 2013 to cut down on single-use bottles in the waste stream. But the number of plastic, single-use bottles being shipped to campus went up, and students ended up using more single-use bottles and drinking less healthy beverages out of them. Now the university is trying to figure out how to balance sustainability and nutrition in on-campus beverage sales.
A group that measures river basin health cited the poor condition of infrastructure such as locks and dams, among other things, on what it says is the world's fourth-largest watershed.
But, using images from the Hubble Space Telescope, scientists have learned the great storm is putting up a fight because it is now shrinking at a slower rate.
A new study of drinking water in areas where fracking is used to extract natural gas found that contamination is not common and it probably did not come from deep underground.
A study measured the performance of kindergartners who either had close or distant relationships with their teachers. It found that students reminded of close relationships solved problems faster.
The Hidden Brain podcast explores the connections between students and teachers. It turns out finding things in common between pupils and instructors could be a tool for closing the achievement gap.