Tue., October 16, 2012 1:45pm
The Department of Health and Human Services' request for comments comes after some have criticized officials for not having enough public discussion about the controversial H5N1 viruses, which were created in the lab to find out if they could mutate and start a pandemic in people.
Tue., October 16, 2012 12:15pm
Whether food giant Monsanto's practice of patenting crop seeds is legal when farmers have little opportunity to find alternatives may finally get a review from the Supreme Court this year. It has agreed to hear a case in which a farmer planting Monsanto seeds without paying.
Tue., October 16, 2012 10:45am
New research presented at the Society for Neuroscience meeting suggests that teens are not necessarily wired to be impulsive. Researchers are also learning more about why it's important to treat problems like depression in teens early.
Tue., October 16, 2012 9:30am
The U.S. government says Gary McKinnon perpetrated the biggest military computer hack of all time. The British home secretary, however, said an American trial could put his life at risk.
Mon., October 15, 2012 12:15pm
Scientists say new insights about how stress affects the brain could lead to new treatments for post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression.
Mon., October 15, 2012 9:15am
Watching Felix Baumgartner's "space jump" on Sunday was exciting, riveting, and unnerving. And it does make you wonder: what if something had gone wrong?
Mon., October 15, 2012 8:45am
With his jump, Felix Baumgartner broke two records: One to do with altitude, the other with YouTube.
Mon., October 15, 2012 3:30am
Researchers have developed a clever new method to detect the chemical that causes the annoying itch. But urushiol isn't all bad. It's also behind the shine of beautiful Japanese lacquerware.
Sun., October 14, 2012 7:15pm
Felix Baumgartner lept 24 miles from the stratosphere and landed gracefully just more than nine minutes later in a desert in Roswell, N.M., Sunday.
Fri., October 12, 2012 5:45pm
A meteorite from Mars hit the Moroccan desert in 2011. Now its otherworldly fragments are telling scientists about the history of the red planet. You, too, can own a piece of Martian history if you've got a couple hundred thousand dollars to spare.