Scientists and Switzerland have come close to proving the existence of the Higgs boson, but so far they don't have the evidence they need to make a conclusive finding. The so-called 'God particle' is expected to be a key in understanding the presence of mass in the universe.
Several new studies in recent months have added new complications that can be linked to over-exposure to pollution from automobile traffic.
At SUNY Syracuse, a graduate researcher is trying to raise fish on cafeteria scraps and then use their waste as fertilizer for plants, in a study to see how to help improve the food ecosystem on Earth.
Scientists with the Kepler telescope program have discovered a planet that could be perfect for supporting life. And it's just 600 light years away from Earth.
New research out of California indicates there may be a link between two powerful chemicals, trichloroethylene, or TCE, and PERC, or perchloroethylene. The research came from looking at 99 sets of twins, one with Parkinson's and one without.
Two governors want the federal government to "down-schedule" marijuana as a drug with approved medical uses. But the Health and Human Services administration is resisting. Opponents of down-scheduling say there are marijuana-based medications already on the market that are safe and effective.
After 20 years being the only game in town, Pfizer, the manufacturer of Lipitor, is about to get some competition in the space for treating those with chronic high cholesterol. The patent expired Wednesday and one generic drug is ready to hit the market. Others should arrive in six months.
New research says that teens' risky behavior, and their desire to be around same-aged peers, are the sorts of skills they need in order to get out of the nest and to lead productive lives.
A genetic study of fish and fishing in the European Union is aiming to help scientist determine whether fish were pulled from sustainable populations or areas that are under threat.
Scientists have recently determined that a European fungus is decimating whole colonies of bats in New England.