A novel flu circulated in some American cities in April and May of 1918, causing mild illness and going largely unnoticed. It returned in September, and again in January, eventually killing more than 500,000 people nationwide.
On Aug. 24, 79 A.D., Italy's Mount Vesuvius exploded, burying the Roman towns of Herculaneum and Pompeii under tons of super-heated ash, rock and debris in one of the most famous volcanic eruptions in history.
As sometimes happens with science, Greg Hood went looking for one thing, and found something else: tidal beavers.
Japanese electronics giant Toshiba plans to reduce fixed costs 10 percent more than previously announced, a news report said on Sunday.
Robert Furchgott, a Nobel prize-winning pharmacologist whose work with the gas nitric oxide helped develop the anti-impotency drug Viagra, has died at the age of 92, The New York Times reported Sunday.
(AP) -- There is no easy fix.
(AP) -- Climate-change heavyweights U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon and Nobel prize winner Al Gore urged more than 500 business leaders on Sunday to lend their corporate muscle to reaching a global deal on reducing ...
(AP) -- The Web edition of a cover story from Fortune this spring took a sharp turn from what you might expect at a 79-year-old magazine.
(AP) -- Linda Fleming was diagnosed with terminal cancer and feared her last days would be filled with pain and ever-stronger doses of medication that would erode her mind.
(AP) -- Authorities in Minnesota say the search for a woman and her sick 13-year-old son remains focused in southern California and Mexico.
By combining the best of two different distance measurement approaches with a super-accurate technology called an optical frequency comb, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have built a laser ...
Drinking on college campuses in the United States is a pervasive problem, leading to numerous problems. One study estimated that more than 500,000 college students suffered alcohol-related injuries in 2001. This study examined ...
(PhysOrg.com) -- It appears that some superbugs have evolved to develop the ability to manipulate the immune system to everyone's advantage.
An emerging form of the pathogenic yeast Candida is able to complete a full sexual cycle in a test tube, even though it's missing the genes for reproduction. And it may also do so while infecting us, according to Duke Univer ...
Despite calamities from economic recessions, wars and famine to a flu epidemic afflicting the Earth, a new study from the University of Kansas and Gallup indicates that humans are by nature optimistic.