After Ahmed Mohamed was arrested, he received thousands of messages of support – including one from President Obama, who tweeted, "Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House?"
Who's going to be more empathetic to a problem you're confronting — someone who has never been through it, or someone who has been through it themselves? Our intuitive answer to this question is often wrong.
Animal advocates were outraged after discovering videos of leashed monkeys working as coconut pickers. But monkey trainers and scientists say it's common practice, and doesn't count as abuse.
In parched California, water managers and emergency management officials are preparing to move from one extreme to another with predictions of a "too big to fail" El Niño winter ahead.
A yellow-bellied sea snake washed ashore in Ventura County, Calif., Friday. It's the first reported sighting of the species in Southern California since 1983. Now it's joining the collection at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.
The photos come from a camera on a satellite, once called "Goresate" after former Vice President Al Gore who initially proposed the project in the late 1990s.
Brain scans found abnormally weak connections in the brains of premature infants may make them more prone to develop autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and other emotional disorders.
Many families must sign a binding arbitration agreement when a loved one is admitted to a nursing home, pledging not to sue if something goes wrong. But proposed rules would ban that requirement.
Proceeds go to the Western National Parks Association, which hopes the naming rights will "break the stigma against the moth."
A nuclear agreement with Iran hinges on the work of nuclear inspectors. Here's a close-up look at how they train to do their job.
Should artificial intelligence mimic human behavior? The executive in charge of developing future generations of IBM's Watson tackles that and other questions about the limits and powers of AI.
The "chemical hearth," dating back to the 1820s, was unearthed by workers doing renovations on the Rotunda at the University of Virginia. It is thought to be one of very few such labs still surviving.