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Microcephaly is a condition in which a child's brain doesn't develop properly. The most obvious symptom is that the child has a smaller head than others of the same age and gender.
The much-anticipated report of gravitational waves generated its own waves of enthusiasm and celebration across social media, as astrophysicists and science nerds alike shared their delight.
A new sound file captures the unforgettable sound of gravitational waves emerging from a cosmic collision between two black holes.
A new image shows how an unobtrusive blip in a light signal from a detector showed a cosmic smashup between two black holes.
A male adult film star in California who underwent regular HIV testing still ended up contracting the virus and infecting two other men before the disease was detected.
Ancient trysts between Neanderthals and modern humans may have influenced modern risks for depression, heart attacks, nicotine addiction, obesity and other health problems, researchers said.
Scientists are investigating many more questions about Zika than just how to fight it with vaccination.
What does the world look like to a wasp trying to map its way home? Here's a wasp's-eye-view of how the little insect sees the world on its loopy trip back to its nest.
A woman's abdominal pain was dismissed by a doctor, until an ultrasound revealed its cause.
What a ground-nesting wasp (Cerceris arenaria) sees as it leaves its nest each day. Researchers suggest series of loops flown encode a precise pattern – a mental map – to help them find their way home.
On Sept. 14th, 2015, physicists directly observed gravitational waves created by the merger of 2 black holes. Northwestern University’s Vicky Kalogera and Shane Larson explain the find.
100 years after Albert Einstein first proposed these ripples in spacetime as part of his theory of relativity astrophysicists have found proof of their existence.
Gravity waves, gravitational waves and primordial gravitational waves... what do they mean? Is there a difference?
Trilobites were savvy killers who hunted down their prey and used their many legs to wrestle them into submission, newly discovered fossils suggest.
The Burmese python has worn out its welcome, and its time is nigh.
DARPA is designing battle managers who can help humans make wartime decisions, as well as other futuristic technologies.
Laser scans of Britain's terrain may reveal weathered Roman roads that have been hidden for centuries across the countryside of northern England.
Last year was the worst year on record for unprovoked shark attacks on humans, though the total number of attacks was still miniscule relative to other causes of death.
Couch potatoes beware: Exercising in middle age may be linked with a healthier brain later on, a new study finds.