The teaching of science, technology, engineering and math is critical for America to compete globally. And in order to educate the inventors, entrepreneurs and leaders of tomorrow, we must transform STEM education today.
New discoveries in Bavaria of an ape with "orangutan arms" but human-like legs has the science community excited about connecting the dots of evolution between great apes and humans.
One of the article's signatories, Thomas Newsome at the University of Sydney, described a "moral obligation" for scientists to warn the public of any major threats to humanity.
The study provides more proof that children should be vaccinated against the virus, experts stressed.
The amount of food people eat tends to be profoundly influenced by evolutionary psychology, a study led by researchers from the University of Birmingham found.
The Parc Zoologique de Paris, in France, launched a special exhibit in October bidding visitors to "come meet a fascinating creature, neither plant nor animal nor fungus: the blob."
Scientists who were using tracking devices equipped with SMS texting to plot the locations of migratory eagles have been hit with massive roaming charges after the birds crossed over into Iran.
The moral foundations theory argues that political attitudes (that is, whether you are conservative or liberal or somewhere in between) are the result of our moral belief system. But it might be wrong.
This has not stopped physicists attempting to work out how you would spot one if they did—because while there is no proof they do exist, they are at least theoretically possible.
How humans react to fear or stress-inducing situations may be related to gut bacteria, according to a recent scientific study.
Researchers have announced the promising results of a phase 2 clinical trial for the treatment of celiac disease. The method also could potentially be applied to other autoimmune diseases and a wide array of allergies.
Mayor's co-laureate, Didier Queloz agreed, telling Newsweek, "It's time to stop dreaming and confront reality, and for our human society to carry our effort and act to ensure that a future exists and that maybe, one day, we will be able to journey among the stars."
A profile on Joseph Plateau, the Belgian scientist who invented the motion picture, on his 218th birthday.
The news comes as public trust in the federal government has declined to historically-low levels among members of both parties.
The wreck was found after local resident Félix Alarcón spotted some shards of pottery on the seabed in Palma in July, the Balearic Institute of Maritime Archaeology Studies said.
A research study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that some underutilized asthma treatments may be more effective for African American children, the demographic most likely to have the disease.
A recently-published study found an association between living near spaces with more plants and a lower risk of obesity and heart disease.
At least 97 percent of scientists who regularly publish research focusing on environmental science agree that climate change is caused by human activity over the past century, according to NASA.
The process could make it harder to remember our dreams, scientists believe.
Their five-year study found many similarities between the thrill-seeking and sometimes inexplicable-seeming choices of teens and those of adolescent animals developing in the wild.
Teenagers' sometimes inexplicable choices can be understood as a rational developmental phase when seen through the lens of animal behavior.
In experiments with mice, Karsenty's team noted that within three minutes of being placed in a stressful situation, the rodents' levels of osteocalcin spiked to four times the baseline amount. Researchers found a similar response in people.
"Because of this study, we now know that these edited cells can survive in a patient, and they will stay there," an expert said.
We just might be on the cusp of a mental health treatment revolution as researchers find that anxiety is a whole-brain phenomenon and proceed in identifying the complex neuronal circuits involved.
A new research center funded by private donors will study possible psilocybin therapies at Johns Hopkins Medicine.
The research adds to the evidence that tests don't only measure how smart individuals are, but also other skills like perseverance and motivation, an expert told "Newsweek."