In what has to be one of the most unusual pairings of Hollywood and the tech industry, Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant can now guide you through an exploratory audio adventure focused on solving the...

Most people don’t live close to a coral reef. If we want to visit one, we have to travel far, to the tropical waters that are home to these beautiful and diverse ecosystems. But, it turns out, most coral...

Radiation from the 2011 disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant contaminates most Japanese seafood at low levels, researchers estimate February 29 in the Proceedings of the National Academy...

High-voltage electricity surging through undersea power cables doesn’t bother local sea life, three new studies suggest. The work eases concerns that planned offshore power production from wind turbines...

The fossilized remains of an about 520-million-year-old creepy-crawly provides a portrait of an ancient arthropod’s nervous system. Researchers first described Chengjiangocaris kunmingensis — an ancient...

Women may practice small assistances with a drug approved last year in the U.S. to treat low sexual eagerness in women, but at a high danger of experiencing unpleasant side effects, according to a new...

Technology companies, hospital systems and doctors’ groups have agreed to take steps to make electronic health records easier for consumers to access and use, the Obama administration announced Monday. While...

Most people who get braces do so because they seek the confidence a straight smile can bring, but a Michigan golden retriever that’s making headlines needed the orthodontic work to stay healthy. The...

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo shut down its Kid’s Farm exhibit after E. coli was found in some animals. National Zoo spokeswoman Pamela Baker-Masson says the area is now under quarantine and...

The University at Buffalo says defensive end Solomon Jackson has died a week after experiencing a medical emergency during a team conditioning session. The university said in a statement Tuesday that Jackson...

Lack of sleep gives you the “munchies” just like smoking weed, a new study claims. Sleep-deprived people crave sugary snacks and chips because skimping on snoozing produces brain chemicals similar...

Gaining weight during pregnancy is both natural and essential. But limiting the weight gained during pregnancy to a healthy amount is a whole other story, and the old adage “eating for two”...

Researchers are testing an intriguing new weapon for patients battling cancer: rigorous physical exercise. Studies and clinical trials at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City aim to...

Duke University researchers are working on an intriguing idea—a blood test to determine whether a respiratory infection is caused by a virus or bacteria. If it is developed, the test could make prescribing...

As millions of Americans consume over-the-counter herbal and botanical supplements in a bid to boost health, there is increasing evidence that these products can interfere with a wide range of prescription...