How did the earliest birds take wing? Did they fall from trees and learn to flap their forelimbs to avoid crashing? Or did they run along the ground and pump their "arms" to get aloft?
Experiences in your childhood shape your health and wealth as an adult according to Britains longest-running baby-boomer research study, funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC), which celebrates its 65th birthday ...
The Los Angeles Zoo has received a real treat for Halloween—the birth of its first hippopotamus in 26 years. It was a bit of trick, too, because the mother was on birth control.
Across the nation, and especially in communities that attract a lot of older Americans, the free-love generation is continuing to enjoy an active - if not always healthy - sex life.
Babies know when their diapers are clean or dirty, or when their tummies are empty or full. All you have to do is ask any sleep-deprived parent. But can babies tell when someone is acting good or bad? With the help of some ...
Researchers from The University of Western Australia and its affiliate, Perth's Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, have found the impact of long-term unemployment and separation in a family extends to future generations.
From Cal Ripkin, Jr., to MLK to Robert Downey, Jr., finding men named after their fathers is easy. Children named after men in the family – with so-called patronyms – are common around the world. But what about matronymns ...
Russian women living in Northwest Russia are more exposed to environmental toxins than Norwegian women. In spite of this, Anuschka Polder in her doctoral research urges Russian women to breastfeed their babies.
It's been called "elderquake" and "the silver tsunami." Its statistics are staggering: Over the next three decades, the number of people older than 65 in the United States will double from 40 million to 80 million.
This swirling landscape of stars is known as the North America Nebula. In visible light, the region resembles North America, but in this image infrared view from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, the continent disappears.