Science and Health

Researchers Develop Turtle-Like Shipwreck-Exploring Robot

The U-CAT is designed to navigate and map out underwater wrecks more safely and cheaply than human divers could.

 | Evan Thomas

Two NFL Coaches Returning To Teams After Hospitalizations

John Fox and Gary Kubiak are returning to the Broncos and Texans respectively after suffering serious medical issues.

 | Matt Moreno

New Tech Lets Wheelchair Users Steer With Their Tongues

A small, magnetic sensor is helping wheelchair users steer their chairs, type on computers, make phone calls and more.

 | Matt Moreno

Google Earth Reveals Underreported Fishing Traps

Researchers used satellite imagery to compile estimates of fishing in the Persian Gulf — and found the take could be five times the reported amount.

 | Evan Thomas

Just How Much Can Exercise Help Healthy Aging?

Regular exercise later in life can significantly boost your likelihood of aging healthily.

 | Nathan Giannini

Report: Animals Frequently Harmed On Hollywood Sets

The Hollywood Reporter claims animals have been harmed on several big movie sets despite the films getting "no animals harmed in the making" tags.

 | Matt Moreno

Why Many U.S. Preteens Aren't Getting The HPV Vaccine

Researchers reviewed 55 studies on the HPV vaccine to see why dosage rates remain low compared to other recommended vaccines.

 | Charesse James

FDA Halts Marketing Of 23andMe's Genetic Test Kits

The agency accused the company of marketing their testing kits as a medical service while failing to back up their product's claims.

 | Matt Picht

Buddha's Birthday Could Be 100 Years Earlier Than We Thought

Archeologists digging at Lumbini, Nepal's Maya Devi Temple, have discovered what they're calling the world's oldest Buddhist shrine.

 | Nathan Byrne

Scientists Uncover What Part Of The Brain Makes Decisions

Researchers say one of the smallest parts of the brain plays a big role in helping us make decisions.

 | Matt Moreno

Designer Trains Bees To Detect Some Cancers

Portuguese designer Susana Soares revealed a unique glass device at Dutch Design Week. Inside it are bees trained to detect cancer on our breath.

 | Erik Shute

Sugary Drinks Linked To Cancer In Women

A new study by researchers in Minnesota found a link between consumption of sweetened drinks among older women and endometrial cancer.

 | Jasmine Bailey

Virgin Galactic Accepting Bitcoins For Space Travel

Billionaire Sir Richard Branson says he'll accept bitcoins as a payment to travel to space with Virgin Galactic.

 | Collin Ruane

Newly Discovered Dinosaur Possibly Bigger Than T. Rex

Scientists have discovered a new dinosaur species that they believe weight about 4 tons and was 30 feet long.

 | Collin Ruane

Ban Ends For Organ Transplants Between HIV Positive Patients

President Obama signed into law a measure that lifts a national ban on transplants between HIV patients, which has been in place since 1984.

 | Alex Mallin

Stonehenge Experts Have Been Digging In The Wrong Place

Until now, it was believed the 11 bluestones came from one of the Preseli Hills in Pembrokeshire. But turns out, that theory was about two miles off.

 | Adam Falk

Researchers Discover 3,700-Year-Old Wine Cellar

The 3,700-year-old palace cellar was packed with the remains of 40 large wine jars, or about 3,000 bottles worth.

 | Nathan Giannini

Consuming Nuts Could Prolong Life, Reduce Cancer Risk

Results of a 30-year study suggest eating a handful of nuts per day might prolong life and cut the risks of heart disease and cancer.

 | Flickr / Steffen Zahn

Joblessness May Accelerate Aging

The stress caused by long-term unemployment may cause premature aging in men, according to new research.

 | Charesse James

Quitting Smoking Could Improve Heart Health Sooner

Kicking that smoking habit could start improving your heart health a lot sooner than previously thought, according to a new study.

 | Briana Koeneman

Why Do Men Have Bigger Noses Than Women?

Human noses come in all shapes and sizes, but on average, men’s noses are 10 percent bigger than their female counterparts.

 | Charesse James

How Aspirin Before Bed Might Improve AM Heart Health

A new study shows taking aspirin before bed can be more effective in reducing the risk of heart disease.

 | Jasmine Bailey

NYC Raising Minimum Age For Buying Tobacco From 18 To 21

The new policy will ban people under 21 from buying cigarettes but won't criminalize possession.

 | Matt Moreno

Vitamin B12 Linked To Increased Cancer Risk

New research shows higher than normal amounts of vitamin B12 in the blood may increase the risk for cancer.

 | Charesse James

Is It True Milk Doesn't Make Bones Stronger?

If researchers are right, it might be time to relearn what you know about milk doing a body good.

 | Matt Moreno

NASA's MAVEN Begins Mission To Study Why Mars Dried Up

The latest mission to the red planet will study Mars' remaining atmosphere, seeking to discover where the rest of it went.

 | Steven Sparkman

Huge Flaws Found In Newly Released Cholesterol Calculator

A new report from The New York Times says recently released guidelines about calculating cholesterol is flawed.

 | Matt Moreno

Superbugs In Showdown With Antibiotics, 'Crisis' Predicted

New information published Sunday shows up to a century of medical advances could be lost because of new superbugs that are immune to antibiotics.

 | Collin Ruane

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