At a zoo in The Netherlands, a two-month old baby sloth was saved from dehydration by the quick action of zookeepers. But their efforts would have been much harder if not for a 2-year-old girl who gave the sloth her teddy bear.
In the Atacama Desert, there's a massive complex of highly sophisticated telescopes. But that's not enough. A group of European countries are planning to build a new, massive telescope nearby.
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?
As Canada grapples with its budget and tries to make cuts, scientists are protesting the decision, they say, to halt funding for the Experimental Lakes Area and end the important research conducted there.
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."
Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland are scheduled to make an announcement Wednesday about the elusive "God particle." Researchers at the facility have spent billions of dollars trying to locate the theoretical particle that forms the basis of modern physics.
Officials in the Florida Keys are hoping to enlist genetically modified mosquitoes in their fight against Dengue fever. Though countries like Brazil and Malaysia have already implemented the new technology, the United States has yet to determine if it poses any potential risks.
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.