Turns out if you think you can smell that someone's afraid, it might actually be the case. Scientists recently published new research that looks at how animals, and humans, use smell to tell whether they're in danger.
A group of scientists in the Pacific Northwest have been looking into where caffeine accumulates in our national water system. They found it not in areas of high population, but in areas with low population, where septic systems are the primary means of waste disposal.
After sleepwalking into a wall, journalist David Randall was left unsatisfied with his doctor's recommendation to "take it easy." The incident left him determined to uncover the mystery of sleep, a subject he explores in his new book, "Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep."
Behind the impressive sky crane-type system that landed the American Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars late Sunday night was an Argentinian man, Miguel San Martin. San Martin first became interested in space listening to NASA's Viking mission to Mars, so his participation this time was quite appropriate.
Late Sunday night or early Monday morning, depending on where you were in the world, NASA landed a technologically advanced rover on the surface of Mars, with a mission to determine whether life ever could have, or maybe does today, exist on the red planet.
A Northwestern University scientist wanted to see how the brains of people changed when they grew up listening equally to two distinctly different cultures of music, like rock and tango. So he commissioned a study, and found that, indeed, 'bimusical' experience leaves a lasting impact.
Often, struggling companies look for team-builders, collaborators, people who will put their ego aside to move people toward a common goal. According to British academics, that means they are more likely to hire a woman. Is that what Marissa Mayer is walking into?
Israel has had legal medical marijuana for about 10 years. But a recent development stands to potentially change the market, with an Israeli company saying it has developed a THC-free strain of cannabis. THC is the ingredient in marijuana that produces the "high."
A new study out of Texas Tech University found that all corners of the world aren't in fact equal in terms of how climate change will alter the risk for wildfires. In fact, while the United States will see -- and is seeing -- an increase in wildfires, other parts of the world are in line to see their wildfires decrease.
Scientists in the United Kingdom wanted to see how consumers and evolution influence music. So they took random bits of noise and asked people to rate them one to five, bad to good. The best were then mixed with each other and sent back out to be rated. After just a few generations, those random bits of noise had become actual music.