A strain of staphylococcus bacteria appears resistant to all known antibiotics.
Some strokes and other brain injuries leave their victims with a newfound appreciation for fine foods.
A recently discovered gene controls the development of bone-forming cells called osteoblasts, and mutations in the gene cause a rare skeletal disorder in people.
A study of Swedish twins, all at least 80 years old, finds that genes influence cognitive abilities about as much as schooling and other environmental factors.
A layer of snowy methane lies atop a warm mud volcano, the oceanographic equivalent of apple pie a la mode.
The microbe responsible for ulcers and other stomach ailments can live on houseflies, although it remains to be seen whether flies transmit the pathogen.
The first detailed chart of a star's magnetic field reveals a pattern similar to that of the sun.
The electron pairing mechanism responsible for superconductivity in conventional superconductors isn't necessary to account for the effect in the high-temperature superconductor thallium barium copper oxide.
Spectra of Comet Hale-Bopp provide new evidence that the Oort cloud actually exists.
Several models attempt to explain the X-ray glow emitted by comets when they near the sun.
Emotionally stable individuals attain much better physical health and live far longer than those who encounter major depression and other forms of mental anguish.
A survey of Israeli adults finds that nearly half suffer from a mental disorder at some time in their lives, but only about 3 percent ever abuse alcohol or illicit drugs.
Some cellular phones can interfere with implanted devices that regulate the heartbeat.
The number and appearance of skin moles may indicate a person's risk of a deadly skin cancer.
A puzzling seismic shock in remote Australia has seismologists wondering whether the event was caused by an earthquake, a nuclear blast, or a meteorite impact.
Cosmic ripples test inflation
Astronomers are now on the brink of testing whether random subatomic ripples during the first fraction of a second after the Big Bang gave rise to the cosmic structures seen today.
Psychology's statistical status quo draws fire
A growing number of psychologists charge that their field needs to wean itself from the mindless application of certain statistical practices, especially a technique known as null hypothesis testing, and pursue different methods of exploring mind and behavior.
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