Toss out those needles: Flu vaccines could be delivered via a painless, Band-Aid-like patch.
Technology Catches Up with Sign-to-Word Translation
A Wikipedia for the deaf strives to improve sign-to-spoken-word translation.
Meteors to Order
Early next year, Ale Co. will launch a microsatellite into orbit—approximately 310 miles above Earth—to bring shooting stars closer to home.
How Flashing a Peace Sign Could Get You Hacked
With hackers able to steal fingerprint data off the perfect picture, researchers are working on more dynamic biometric features like heartbeat patterns.
This Jacket Can Diagnose Pneumonia in Two Minutes
It syncs with an app over Bluetooth, and in under two minutes indicates a child's temperature, breathing rate and an assessment of how the lungs sound.
Clinics seeking a profit and patients desperately wanting a baby has resulted in a booming business, but of nearly 30 fertility clinic add-ons reviewed by researchers, only one increased a woman's chances of having a baby.
First Aid by the Bullet
When pierced by a bullet, packages in the jacket filled with life-saving drugs break open and help stem bleeding, prevent shock and lessen pain.
The Top 11 Science and Health Stories of the Year
It was a great year for weed and gravitational waves.
Some Uber, Lyft drivers guilty of discrimination
African-Americans booking a trip with the popular ride services Uber or Lyft are waiting up to 35% longer for trips and getting more cancellations than white riders.
How Human Hair Can Help Solve Crimes
Mistakes in analyzing DNA can lead to wrongful convictions, and proteins in hair may offer a useful alternative.
Profanity's Roots in Brain Chemistry? Damn Right
Swearing has its own home in our brains, separate from where we generate polite conversation.
Using Uber While Black—New Service, Same Discrimination
New study shows individual drivers may discriminate against patrons with "African-American-sounding" names, making them wait longer than white riders.
Why Many Bernie Supporters Won't Defect to Hillary
New research on why people vote the way they do says voters scorn policies in favor of making a statement about who they are.
Video Games Have a Race Problem
The toughest challenge in video games isn't reaching the highest level—it's finding black characters.
Contraceptives May Increase the Risk of Depression
A landmark study of more than a million Dutch women finds a link between depression and hormonal contraceptives such as the birth control pill, the patch and IUDs.
Measles Eradicated From the Americas
Measles is the fifth vaccine-preventable disease to be eliminated from the Americas, but being declared disease-free doesn't mean measles will never surface again.
Dust Is More Than Just Dirt
Household dust contains numerous chemicals that may be harmful, depending on your exposure.