The answer is not only telling of our biology but that of other organisms as well.
The findings could help medical professionals better determine the official time of brain death, and might have implications on the protocols for organ donation.
The scientists have traced the signals to just 180 million years after the Big Bang, making the detection the earliest evidence of hydrogen yet observed.
If the neural crest hypothesis is correct, humans are the first domesticated animals. But who, or what, tamed us?
A major clinical trial finds that diet quality beats calorie counting for the best weight loss strategy.
A new study links heavy alcohol usage with dementia. Other research finds that soon we might not be able to tolerate alcohol at all.
A newly discovered phenomenon shows that humans communicate outside of mere auditory and visual modes.
Research shows that the U.S. has more food allergies than other nations though it’s not clear why. The good news: For one of the worst allergies, peanuts, there’s promising news.
Terraforming Mars. Beaming your consciousness to Alpha Centauri. It's the end of the world as we know it, and Dr. Kaku feels fine.
The first rule of Vulture Club: stay out of Portugal.
A new study of Los Angeles finds that as car emissions are being reduced household chemicals are taking their place as the main cause of air pollution.
Moderate drinking is associated with a longer lifespan in just about every population ever studied, says Dr. Claudia Kawas, professor of neurology at the University of California, Irvine.
The new approach to opiate addiction and overdose has been in development for 25 years.
DNA analysis reveals the Taino people who welcomed Columbus to the New World were not eradicated after all.
Nanoscale mesh e-skin can turn your skin into a wearable display.
Hitler and other Nazis were fond of a strange theory that the world was made of ice.
These chemicals are also widely used in products like clothing, shoes, wrappers and furniture, to make them more stain-resistant, waterproof and/or nonstick.
A new form of light has been discovered.
A first-ever study looks at how sibling bullying leads to the development of psychotic disorders later in life.
A new quiz by the University of California reveals just how much carbon your diet is creating.