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Health apps are everywhere, but do they do more harm than good? Doctors are debating whether such self-monitoring mobile technology is useless — or even dangerous.
The western gray whale now holds the record as the mammal with the longest known migration, researchers say.
Bone-eating worms that can devour an entire whale carcass were also feasting on prehistoric reptiles more than 100 million years ago.
Though a slim majority of Americans favor marijuana legalization, Americans are still sharply divided on the health benefits and risks of the drug, a new survey suggests
With a mobile lab and portable freezer in tow, every time Tracie Seimon boards a plane, she brings hope that the tide is turning against the global scourge that's killing amphibians.
The Wicked Witch of the West can thank facial evolution for her iconic, pointy chin, new research suggests. And so can everyone else. Turns out, human "domestication" may explain the prominent feature.
A throng of giant flying fish that catapulted themselves towards oncoming rowers were not coordinating a fishy assault but were probably just spooked by the boat, science suggests.
The dark universe is coming into view, thanks to new maps that chart the location dark matter in the cosmos. The new maps, released today, show how dark matter affects the landscape of regular matter, and provides hints about dark energy.
A new Ebola vaccine study starting in Sierra Leone will test the vaccine in thousands of people who are working to fight the epidemic, health officials said today.
The giraffe born at the Dallas Zoo last week is a healthy baby girl. The spindly-legged bundle of joy weighs 139 lbs. (63 kilograms) and stands 5 feet 10 inches (1.8 meters) tall, a spokeswoman said.
Women who develop gestational diabetes before a certain point in their pregnancy have a higher chance of having a child with autism, new research shows.
Ground-based and Hubble images of Pluto suggest it might be the reddest object in the Solar System. New Horizons' Principal Investigator Alan Stern explains how this could have happened.
The Forerunner 920XT is the cream of the crop when it comes to multisport GPS watches.
An image, released by NASA's Earth Observatory, shows pulses of laser light hitting Arctic sea ice — the ice that forms and floats in Arctic waters.
Even planets can get a bad case of tinnitus, according to a new study that explains Earth's mysterious, never-ending hum. Turns out, ocean waves are the culprit behind these mysterious tremors that make the Earth ring like a bell.
Dogs are part of a large taxonomic family called Canidae, which also includes wolves, coyotes, foxes and jackals. Members are called canids. Domestic dogs are a subspecies called Canis lupus familiaris.
An extract made from the marijuana plan could provide some relief to people with severe epilepsy, according to a new study.
Teaching people when and where to swim (to avoid sharks), and improving the emergency response to shark bites, can significantly reduce the number of deaths.
A California man tore a tendon in his thumb after playing a puzzle game on his smartphone too much, according to a new report of the case.
A rare sleep disorder that makes people act out their dreams may be an early warning of a deadly neurological illness, a new review of previous research suggests.