A genome study of the famed Darwin finch species on the Galapagos and Cocos islands has unveiled a gene behind the 15 species' remarkable variation of beaks, a feature that helped inspire the father of evolutionary theory.
If you're delaying your walking program to save up for a wearable fitness tracker, the ruse is over. A free app on your smartphone can do the job about as well as some popular wearable devices, a new study has found.
Environmental stressors that push honeybees to begin foraging earlier in life can cause a domino effect on hives, accelerating their sudden collapse, a new study suggests.
We are starting to know a lot of detail about how cocaine alters the brain's pleasure circuitry. Finding ways to try to undo the drug's microscopic mayhem has been another matter.
Chimpanzees can learn a new sound for a common object, suggesting that the ability to acquire the building blocks of language may be more ancient than humans, according to a new study.
Chronic cocaine use alters brain circuits that help us learn from mistakes, a new study suggests.
Mercury levels in yellowfin tuna caught in the Pacific Ocean have been rising at a 3.8% annual rate since 1998, according to a new study.
Amid growing concern about global weather patterns, a rocket roared into space Saturday carrying a NASA satellite that will give scientists new tools to forecast weather, track drought and monitor climate change.