Hearing may not be as selective as we once thought. With humans and other mammals that create auditory communication, hearing is not just about what the ear actually hears.
It's easy to get overwhelmed when someone talks about the Higgs boson, the large hadron collider or almost anything else at the center of modern physics. But on a very basic level, people are often extremely interested. So student scientists at the CERN laboratory turned physics into an easy-enough-to-understand horror film.
Sanctioned wolf hunts in the northern Rockies have resulted in the death of eight wolves collared by researchers from Yellowstone National Park. But with the recent death of the much-loved female leader of the Lamar Canyon pack, commissioners are taking action.
While the loss of life in Syria continues to mount, there's another toll being extracted from the nation. While it's certainly less grave than the loss of life, it still represents a tragic loss to the country's, and even the world's history.
The king of the jungle is in danger and it isn't just from poachers. But creative new methods are being developed to help manage conflicts between lions and people.
It's easy to think cancer's a result of bad habits — or bad luck. And in a way, the bad luck part is true. But it goes beyond that. Infectious diseases, things prevented or quickly treated in the developing world, are a major cause of cancers, and cancer deaths, in the developing world.
Birds nests attract pests and parasites, like mites and lice. In Mexico, some birds have identified a way to keep the pests at bay, by taking discarded cigarette butts and weaving them into their nests. It remains to be seen, though, whether there are negative impacts on the birds as well.
A system designed by the Texas-based company, Microzap, has designed a system that eliminates mold from bread for up to two months. The process could be an effective way to reduce the amount of additives in food.
Cancer's viewed by many as a disease of the developed world. Alternately, it's viewed as too hard or too expensive to prevent or treat. But often, those views simply aren't true. In Uganda, Dr. Jackson Orem, the country's first, and for a time only, cancer doctor is showing the way.
A new report from U.S. researchers has found that of the 378 largest coal-fired power plants in this country, a disproportionate amount are in close proximity to low-income community and communities of people of color.