"I'm hearing that nicotine can help prevent memory loss in older adults... is this true?"
If you've ever glanced skyward, you've probably noticed the sheer numbers of stars. Some are tiny, barely visible points. Others radiate strong white light.
Scientists believe they have a high-tech use for one of nature's natural anti-bacterial agents, ultraviolet light. They can use it to replace pasteurization.
Global climate is an incredibly complex system that scientists are still trying to figure out.
Bog bodies date back to the Iron Age, over twenty five hundred years ago. They remained in such good condition because they were pickled.
Harvard researchers have been testing a remote controlled capsule that can swim through the human body, take digital pictures, and send them back in real time.
Scientists tested eighteen reindeer with light, and found that their eyes responded to both visible light and ultraviolet.
We talk to our house pets all the time, but wouldn't it be great if your cat could answer you in English?
Although Everest had first been climbed in 1953, this was the first successful ascent to be made without supplemental oxygen.
Would you be able to take seriously an overweight or obese doctor who advised you to lose weight?
You may know that red tides have something to do with the ocean turning red near beaches, but you probably don't know what this means or why it's important.
What keeps seemingly defenseless grass from hungry grazers?
Perhaps imagining someone else with the qualities you admire is one way to develop them in yourself.
Exactly how much are we damaging the environment when we put up new buildings and expand our cities?
Dear A Moment of Science, I've heard that pork can be used to stop a nosebleed. Is this true, or just a myth?
Scientists in England and the United States have made a breakthrough in understanding the relationship between clouds and climate.
If salts are constantly washing into rivers, lakes and oceans, why aren't inland lakes salty as well?
Did toxic tar balls cause the health problems associated with the Chumash people?
Progeria was first described in the nineteenth century. The mysterious disease is often thought of as premature aging.
Researchers experimenting with yeast think evolution from single-celled to multi-celled organisms might have happened in the blink of an eye.
When it comes to carbon emissions, not all felled trees are created equal.
Watch our nearest planetary neighbor 'transit' across the sun on Tuesday. You're going to want to some good eye protection.