There is an extra "leap" second in Tuesday's clock. The second is designed to keep the clocks in synch with earth's rotation, but some people would like to take it away.
Entrepreneurs are turning to Oak Ridge National Lab's supercomputer to make all sorts of things, including maps that are much more accurate in predicting how a neighborhood will fare in a flood.
NASA says the two bright planets will be "a jaw-dropping one-third of a degree apart" around sunset. It's the closest they'll come in their current 24-year cycle.
"Leap seconds" are added from time to time to keep atomic clocks in sync with a time standard tied to the rotation of the Earth. This will be the 26th time it's been done.
Graduated driver's licenses that impose restrictions like no driving at night have reduced crashes and deaths. But it looks like putting a learner sticker on teens' license plates doesn't help.
The United Nations is having a high-level climate meeting ahead of the end-of-year meeting in Paris that will hopefully result in a major new agreement to rein in greenhouse gases.
Monday's decision from the high court technically only applies to the Clean Air Act's standards on mercury emissions from power plants. But it could affect future EPA regulations, legal experts say.
Eons ago, cabbage butterfly larvae and the plants they eat began an evolutionary arms race. The result: "mustard oil bombs" that give the plants, and condiments we make from them, distinctive flavors.
The results are coming in for the first medical school candidates who took a revamped exam that includes a wider range of subjects, including psychology and sociology.
A hot bread basket is a tasty way to start off dinner. But all those carbs before the main fare can amp up appetite and spike blood sugar. Saving the carbs for the end of the meal can help avert that.
In a 5-4 ruling, the court says the Environmental Protection Agency should have taken into account the costs of complying with regulation.
In Florida, an unmanned supply rocket blasted off for the International Space Station, but something went wrong. The loss of the rocket, which was also carrying experiments, is a setback for NASA.
A federal health advisory committee now says everyone aged 16 to 23 should talk to a doctor about whether they need to get immunized against a rare but dangerous strain of meningitis.
North Carolina has seen two attacks in as many days on the barrier islands just off its coast. In separate incidents last week, two people were attacked in South Carolina.
English nursery rhymes don't translate well to ASL, a visual language. One team is merging high tech with cognitive research to improve language learning for deaf and hard of hearing children.
The resupply mission to the International Space Station will also involve another stab at recovering the rocket part in hopes of reusing it on later missions.
International timber trafficking is an estimated $100 billion business. A lab that usually focuses on endangered animal cases is using a sophisticated machine to identify contraband wood shipments.
The isle of Cayo Santiago has been home to at least nine generations of rhesus monkeys since the colony's founding in 1938. Primatologists here seek clues to primate kinship, cognition and ecology.
Intuitively, many of us might think lonely people are lonely because they have poor social skills. New research turns this thinking on its head and offers a potential cure for loneliness.
Protecting the environment may reduce many diseases, such as Lyme and West Nile, a study finds. The tantalizing idea suggests that conservation and human health may be more connected than we thought.