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New photos taken from space show the significant snow loss this year atop Mount Baker, in Washington state.
Photosynthesis is the process used by plants, algae and certain bacteria to harness energy from sunlight into chemical energy.
Experts welcomed the news today that a recent trial of an Ebola vaccine suggests the shot is highly effective at preventing the disease, and said that the the vaccine may stem outbreaks in the future even if not everyone is vaccinated.
An art project featuring a live tree that bears 40 different kinds of fruit is more than just a conversation piece. The so-called "Tree of 40 Fruit" — blossoming in a variety of pretty pink hues when completed — is rooted in science.
Eyewitness testimony -- it's often thought of as solid evidence in criminal cases, but researchers including Iowa State University's Gary Wells have found that our memories aren't as reliable as we think.
You may be consuming more sugar than you think.
While pursing his Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania, Steven Jasinski fulfilled a childhood dream: he discovered a brand new dinosaur.
Last month, Japanese auto manufacturer Lexus unveiled its newest product, and it's not another luxury SUV. It's a hoverboard.
Women who exercise during their teen years may live longer, a new study finds.
An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg implants outside of the uterus or not within the uterine cavity.
Vaccines have been used safely and effectively for decades. So why is the American public – or at least a significant segment of it – now increasingly skeptical of mandatory school vaccinations?
Obesity is on the rise in nations where children are starving, so the fight for animal rights in the developing world is not the reason hunger prevails.
An infographic that breaks down what happens to in your body after you drinking just one soda has gone viral, but health experts say some information in the graphic is exaggerated.
Getting people to pay attention to a huge, global problem is easier when you have an enormous billboard at your disposal.
Earth's magnetic field, which protects the planet from harmful blasts of solar radiation, is much older than scientists had previously thought, researchers say.
That's right: There are Americans who have never seen an Internet cat video.
Marijuana may help bone fractures heal, a new study in animal suggests.
The days of using pen and paper to keep track of menstrual cycles are past -- apps for period tracking have proliferated. Here are our picks for the best period-tracking apps.
An emerging infectious fungus that causes salamanders to die in droves could soon land on North American shores, scientists warn.
About one in every five Americans reports having a disability, according to results from a new nationwide survey.