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New York City and its power grid is among the cities most sensitive to increasing hurricane intensity.
Decision tree for buying a fitness tracker.
The fossil of a bizarre marine reptile from the age of dinosaurs recently unearthed in China holds clues to how life recovered after the greatest mass extinction in Earth's history, researchers say.
Bad news for polar bears: the Arctic is still warming at twice the pace as the rest of the planet, according to a new federal report.
A remote-controlled underwater robot has collected the most detailed information yet about the underbelly of stable Arctic sea ice.
The LifeTrak Brite R450 is a new fitness tracker from Salutron that aims to provide a comprehensive view of health and fitness.
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s gene researchers are accessorizing plant varieties to improve edible crops’ structures, customizing them to growing conditions.
Volcanoes punched through a remote part of the West Antarctic ice sheet twice in the last 50,000 years.
Art, literature and film can also remind us that ethics is subtle, ambiguous and uncertain.
If you want to get people to save energy, show them their neighbors are saving even more.
People who smoke pot may have lower levels of inflammation in their bodies than people who have never used marijuana, a new study suggests.
Life didn't immediately rebound after the world's greatest extinction, but cropped up in fits and starts.
Even the editors of serious scientific journals are not immune to the charms of sleepy koalas and penguins playing with robots. The video team at Nature picked their top 10 favorite science stories involving cute animals (and some bots) of this year.
Worldwide reindeer populations are dropping, and researchers say new herding and preservation methods are needed.
An ancient farmhouse dating back to 2,800 years ago — complete with 23 rooms, winepresses and a grain silo — is no longer lost to the ages. Over the past few weeks, archaeologists have uncovered the sprawling stone house in Rosh Ha-'Ayin, Israel.
Researchers are busy building the scaffolding for next-generation chemistry.
The Nintendo Wii may be on your Christmas list, but all that arm swinging and jumping has been tied to injuries in some cases, including muscle injuries, cuts and black eyes, according to a new review study.
When you lose weight, where does the fat go? Turns out, most of it is exhaled.
Children's cartoons, often seen as innocent films about royalty and furry animals, are "rife with on-screen death and murder," a new study finds.
A study found out you're more likely to die if you are a cartoon character, than if you are an adult drama character.