After more than a week, a 38,000-acre wildfire on the California coast is still growing, and authorities warn it could burn through August even after it is contained.
In the latest installment of the summer's What's Bugging You series, Page Howarth, curator of invertebrates at the San Diego Zoo, takes us on a tour of the aquatic bug world.
Professor Adam Summers is a "fish guy." He uses fish to get engineering ideas. His latest project is to CT scan every type of fish — all 33,000 of them.
A 2,200 year old mummy that recently went on display in Israel turned out to be a pretty unhealthy guy.
A new study of data from 100 U.S. cities finds access to apps for ride-sharing services has not led to a decrease in alcohol-related traffic fatalities.
An initiative on the state's November ballot would establish a single-payer health plan. Supporters hope to lure Sanders to help get out the vote.
Entrepreneur Astro Teller rewards colleagues when their ambitious projects fail. Teller says this helps people take risks so they can achieve their "moonshot" goals, like a balloon-powered internet.
This week the NPR program Invisibilia talks with a guy who despised our mindless worship of celebrities. So he devised an elaborate prank. It succeeded in ways he never would have anticipated.
Trained dogs are increasingly being used to help people with diabetes detect hypoglycemia. One study finds the dogs can indeed do that, but aren't as reliable as a continuous glucose monitor.
"I have no idea. I can't even hazard a guess to phylum," one scientist says. The curious orb was found and captured during a recent Nautilus expedition near California's Channel Islands.
A new study of over 1 million people finds that doing at least one hour of physical activity per day may eliminate the increased risk of death associated with sitting for 8 hours a day.
Sara Zahedi was one of 10 mathematicians — and the only woman — to win one of this year's European Mathematical Society prizes, which are awarded once every four years.
At about 1.6 million years old, the bone is the oldest known example of a malignant tumor in a human ancestor, and reinforces what scientists already knew: that cancer isn't a modern scourge.
The bright object appeared in skies over the western U.S. around 9:30 p.m. Pacific Time last night, sparking a flurry of reports and a number of striking videos.
John Hinckley's not-guilty verdict prompted tighter restrictions on the insanity defense. Civil rights advocates say that means seriously ill people are imprisoned without adequate treatment.
With atomic memory technology, little patterns of atoms can be arranged to represent English characters, fitting the content of more than a billion books onto the surface of a stamp.
Modern-day oyster populations in the Chesapeake are dwindling, but a multi-millennia archaeological survey shows that wasn't always the case. Native Americans harvested the shellfish sustainably.
Some tests that used to be part of an annual physical are no longer recommended. Others can be done less often. Still, seeing your doctor regularly for a face-to-face chat may help your health.
"There have been a lot of people out there surveying whales for a long time, and never come across this," a researcher says. But Japanese fishermen have told stories about this dark whale for years.
The Democrats' vice presidential nominee helped overhaul Virginia's mental health care system after the 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech. He is for Obamacare, Medicaid expansion and Planned Parenthood.