Research and testing of potential vaccines is a slow-moving process. As authorities strive to contain the current West African epidemic, scientists are already looking toward the next outbreak.
People who spend exorbitant amounts of money pampering their dogs do so more to please themselves than their coddled canines. But it is really a bad thing?
Conscience nocturnalism is a new wrinkle in the evolutionary development of mankind, a traditionally diurnal species. Evolutionary psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa presents evidence that those who lead more nocturnal lives tend to be more intelligent than their morning lark counterparts.
A new study shows that when you pull an all-nighter or deprive yourself of sleep, you also put yourself at risk of developing false or inaccurate memories.
Pets Unstressing Passengers, or PUP, is a service that provides passengers at 20 major U.S. airports the opportunity to interact with trained therapy dogs.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe believes the 2020 Tokyo Olympics would be enhanced by a concurrent skills competition between the world's top robots. Would a Robot Olympiad be a silly stunt or a major step for 21st-century technology?
The image above maps the location of more than 150,000 geocoded tweets that contained words deemed to be racist, homophobic or that targeted people with disabilities.
How does modern technology intersect with ancient spirituality?
High demand coupled with poor yields have top chocolate companies raising wholesale prices. The future of the industry is bleak as social, economic, and environmental factors could cause cocoa bean production to crash. Although this isn't exactly an economical depression, that's the emotion most chocoholics are feeling right now.
In the next few decades, climate change is going to displace millions of people. Scott Leckie of Business Spectator has penned an article detailing his ideas on how world leaders need to prepare for this imminent crisis.
Motorola has introduced a temporary tattoo that can easily unlock your cell phone. Is digital body art something we can anticipate seeing more of in the future?
Burt Bacharach was right; the look of love is in your eyes. New research reveals how eye movements can betray a person's lustful or loving feelings.
A lunch-time meditation club at a North Philadelphia elementary school encourages third- and fourth-graders to take part in mindfulness exercises.
Why do young concertgoers shout their lungs out like they're auditioning for a slasher flick? It's partly because screaming is a customary ritual for such an event. It's also because screaming is a primal form of sociological expression.
The Hanwa Eagles have introduced a cheering section of automated fans that can be controlled by fans at home. The struggling team hopes these new supporters will improve the game-day atmosphere.