Science and Health

Researchers Discover Active Volcano Underneath Antarctica

Earthquakes under West Antarctica have revealed an active volcano hidden beneath nearly a mile of ice.

 | Nathan Giannini

FDA Finds Chemical In Fried Foods Linked To Cancer

The chemical called acrylamide forms in plant-based foods when they are cooked at high temperatures. It increases when they are overcooked or burned.

 | Collin Ruane

NASA MAVEN Mission Aims To Find Out How Mars Dried Up

NASA's MAVEN mission seeks to find out what happened to Mars's atmosphere and water.

 | Matt Picht

Feds Allow Meningitis Vaccine To Treat Princeton Outbreak

An outbreak of a rare form of meningitis on the Princeton University campus has prompted the federal government to make an unprecedented move.

 | Jasmine Bailey

Leonid Meteor Shower: How To Watch This Weekend

Due to a brightly shining full moon that falls on the same weekend, the yearly Leonid meteor shower won't be as exciting in 2013.

 | Collin Ruane

Targeting Brain Region Could Help Smokers Quit: Study

A new study suggests smokers can blame a specific part of their brains for difficulty kicking the habit.

 | Christina Hartman

Were Dogs Domesticated In Europe? Scientists Disagree

A study placing the birthplace of the domestic pooch in Europe is the latest blow in a surprisingly contentious debate.

 | Steven Sparkman

CO2 Emissions Rapidly Acidifying Oceans

Scientists predict a 170 percent increase in ocean acidity by the end of this century, a change a third of ocean life won't be able to survive.

 | Charesse James

New Bird Flu Strain Infects First Human

The first confirmed case of a new strain of bird flu virus was reported in Taiwan.

 | Logan Tittle

MIT Invention Allows You To Reach Through Screen And Touch Things

MIT's Tangible Media Group has invented a device that allows the user to turn 3D data into physical representations in real time.

 | John O'Connor

Doctors Must Help Obese Patients Lose Weight, Health Groups Say

Groups such as the American Heart Association have developed new guidelines to educate doctors on helping patients lose weight.

 | Elizabeth Hagedorn

High School Football Player Dies After Playoff Game

Seventeen-year-old Charles Youvella passed away at a local hospital just days after he was hit in a football game.

 | Matt Moreno

New Guidelines Could Double Number of Americans On Statins

The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association released new guidelines to reduce the risk of strokes and heart attacks.

 | Christian Bryant

Scientists Think Depression Can Make You Older, Quicker

New findings by researchers in the Netherlands finds people with depression tend to have cells that grow older faster.

 | Jasmine Bailey

Vitamins vs. Heart Disease, Cancer: Making Any Difference?

The jury's still out on whether vitamin supplements actually do anything.

 | Charesse James

Global Warming Warnings In Leaked U.N. Climate Report

As the United Nations begins its talks on global climate change, a leaked report describes a wide range of impacts from global warning.

 | John O'Connor

Violence In PG-13 Films: Does Scientists' Critique Of MPAA Get It Right?

A new study's authors say gun violence in PG-13 films now rivals R-rated films, but their claims about the dangers of violent media might be on shaky ground.

 | Steven Sparkman

Scientist Says New Drug Gets You Drunk Without Hangovers

A British scientist now says he has developed an "alcohol-surrogate." It reportedly will inebriate the user, like alcohol, but without negative effec

 | Danny Matteson

ABC Anchor Diagnosed With Breast Cancer After On-Air Mammogram

ABC's Amy Robach announced on Good Morning America Monday she has breast cancer. The announcement comes more than a month after she received a mammog

 | Collin Ruane

GOCE Satellite Comes Crashing Down To Earth

Europe's GOCE satellite came crashing down to earth Sunday evening, ending a four-year mission and days of worry over where it would land.

 | Alex Mallin

Syria's Polio Outbreak Could Spread To Europe, Experts Warn

Doctors warn Syria's recent polio outbreak could spread to Europe.

 | Elizabeth Hagedorn

New Hammerhead Shark Discovered Near South Carolina

A new type of hammerhead shark was discovered off the coast of South Carolina. The new species has 10 fewer vertebrae than a scalloped hammerhead.

 | Nichole Cartmell

European Satellite Falling Back To Earth

The European Space Agency's GOCE satellite is expected to soon enter Earth's atmosphere, but experts aren't sure when or where.

 | Christian Bryant

Scientists To Power Robot With Human Urine

Researchers at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory have potentially found a new way to power their next robots: human urine.

 | Matt Picht

Women More Allergy-Prone Than Men In Study 

A recent study found adult women are more prone to developing asthma, allergies and autoimmune diseases than their male counterparts.

 | Logan Tittle

NFL Legend Tony Dorsett Has Concussion-Related Brain Disease

Hall of Fame running back Tony Dorsett was diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a debilitating brain disease caused by numerous hits to the head.

 | Matt Moreno

FDA Seeks Elimination Of All Trans Fats

Thursday the FDA announced it will begin taking steps to get trans fats off grocery store shelves, but it could take months for consumers to see visible changes.

 | Jasmine Bailey

Monkeys Use Brains To Control Virtual Arms

Duke researchers have developed technology allowing monkeys to control virtual arms using only their brain signals.

 | Charesse James

Scientists Discover a 'King of Gore' T. Rex Relative

Now on display in the Natural History Museum of Utah is a relative of T-Rex.

 | Jamal Andress

Thousands Flee as Super Typhoon 'Haiyan' Nears Philippines   

Super typhoon 'Haiyan' is barreling down on the Philippines. It's the biggest storm of the year and thousands are fleeing.

 | Charlie McKeague