Coyotes in the Deep South live among a mosaic of agricultural fields and woods but little wilderness. A new study uses tracking collars to understand how these animals thrive in three Southern states.
Swedish kids growing up in families that wash their dishes by hand are less likely to develop certain allergies than those in families with dishwashers, a study suggests. But there may be more to it.
Swedish kids growing up in families who wash their dishes by hand seem less likely than families with dishwashers to develop certain allergies, one study suggests. But there may be more to it.
Our sense of smell isn't simply a powerful trigger. It's a draw to scientists — and to a flourishing subculture in Los Angeles, where amateur perfumers collect fragrances like others collect stamps.
The National Park Service has been measuring sounds in nature for a decade. But not all sounds are natural. NPR's Rachel Martin checks in with Kurt Fristrup, who's behind the bio-acoustical project.
The Voyager spacecraft revolutionized our understanding of space. In a new book, The Interstellar Age, planetary scientist Jim Bell shares stories about the planning and excitement back on Earth.
A new study published in Science looked at thousands of marine animals over a 540-million-year evolutionary span. Their conclusion: Most of them got larger.
The test is as simple as a pregnancy test. So it could help health workers find and stop new outbreaks more quickly. But it doesn't catch every case and still requires some lab equipment.
Nancy Kanwisher studies the brain partly by staring at her own. She's spent countless hours in an fMRI scanner, mapping her own brain to gain insight into what makes us human.
Sensing the motives and feelings of others is a natural talent for humans. But how do we do it? Neuroscientist Rebecca Saxe explains how one region in the brain focuses on other people's thoughts.
Philosopher David Chalmers asks why humans have a sense of self, a constantly-running movie full of sensation and internal chatter. He offers two ideas about the nature of consciousness.
Neuroscientist Suzana Herculano-Houzel turns brains into soup, so she can meticulously count the neurons, and determine why human brains are unique.
When neuroanatomist Jill Bolte-Taylor felt her brain shut down during a stroke, she was more fascinated than panicked. Even though she spent eight years recovering, she's grateful for the stroke.
The outbreak of drug-thwarting bacteria that contributed to the deaths of two patients at a UCLA hospital isn't likely to spread further, doctors say. Still, drug resistance is trouble nationwide.
Sharpen your Swiss Army knives and grab an extra roll of duct tape because Mac may be coming back. The creators are looking to the fans to design the new show. And there's one big twist.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug that thwarts some enzymes breast cancer cells use to evade treatment with estrogen-blocking drugs.
Scientists have found some human DNA that, when added to mice, makes their brains bigger. But as DNA research into human brains goes forward, are there ethical lines we shouldn't cross?
Our lives are now so noisy that we're at risk of shutting out nature's beautiful sounds, a new study shows. Anthropologist Barbara J. King invites us to be still and listen to the world.
Humiliation, fear and unpredictability all turn up the volume on pain, research shows. And meditation can turn down pain's intensity, according to scientists who are starting to figure out why.
Fat has a lot in common with the five basic tastes: salty, sweet, sour, bitter and umami. But while people easily recognize the texture of fat, scientists say they can't quite perceive the taste.