Breath in. The air is free. But we'd all agree it's not worthless. So, what's the price tag on benefits provided by nature? In 1997, the University of Vermont's Robert Costanza and his co-authors put the answer at $33 trillion ...
Surgeons in Salt Lake City have successfully separated two 4-year-old twin sisters born joined at the abdomen.
A U.S. graduate student has invented an electronic system to measure minute changes in the position, acceleration and strain of a violin bow.
Australian researchers say they've discovered Rett Syndrome can strike males, as well as females.
U.S. medical researchers say they've discovered a new cancer-promoting role for a gene potentially linked with breast, liver and other kinds of cancer.
It's a long-held view in conservation circles that rural peasant activities are at odds with efforts to preserve biodiversity in the tropics. In fact, the opposite is often true, argue University of Michigan researchers John ...
Every hurricane season, about 100 low-pressure weather disturbances whirl westward out of West Africa and over the Atlantic Ocean, but less than one-fifth of them become tropical depressions, storms or hurricanes.
For the past three years a Sandia research team headed by Mat Celina has been investigating the performance of various piezoelectric polymer films that might one day serve as ultra-light mirrors in space telescopes.
A British study says those over 60 should boost their daily intake of probiotics, or diet with "good bacteria," to prevent intestinal infections.
Swiss scientists say they've determined plants pass memories of stressful events from parent to progeny to help them adapt to difficult conditions.