September 12, 2013 At least two waterspouts are seen Thursday afternoon on Lake Michigan, near the Wisconsin border.
September 12, 2013 The venerable probe has finally departed for interstellar space, but there's a reason the news might give you a feeling of deja vu.
September 12, 2013 Cut a tumor from a child's brain and you may save a life. But surgery can hurt the child if healthy brain cells are removed. A Seattle doctor is working on a substance that might help. It binds tightly to cancer cells and makes them glow, so they're easier to distinguish from healthy tissue.
September 11, 2013 A photo snapped from space shows steam rising from the facility housing the 5-megawatt reactor at Yongbyon that was dismantled as part of disarmament efforts five years ago.
September 11, 2013 A topical caffeine spray will be available for purchase in November. Creator Ben Yu says spraying caffeine instead of drinking it will provide a more steady stream of energy.
September 11, 2013 The underground lakes were found in the most arid region of a country where 40 percent of the population lacks access to safe water.
September 11, 2013 We know a lot. But we don't know everything. In fact, science still has quite a few "big" questions left to answer. Physicist Marcelo Gleiser pokes at 10 of them, questions highlighted in a new book naming the most difficult scientific problems of our time.
September 11, 2013 Suppose you wanted to slip into a space quietly, secretly. Would you wear a dazzling, many-colored ball gown? I think not. So how do we explain what the Dutch government is doing on Google Maps? Is this any way to keep a secret?
September 11, 2013 KCRWPeople who lack special needs but simply want to keep their pets with them all the time can easily find fake "service animal" certifications on the Web. But those phony credentials can create problems for people with disabilities who legitimately need trained service dogs.
September 10, 2013 The tropical storm is forecast to strengthen to hurricane status, marking a first for an Atlantic season that has been lackluster thus far.
September 10, 2013 A man in Churchill, Manitoba, saved his life by using the light from his cellphone to distract an attacking polar bear.
September 10, 2013 If you care about the environment, if you're a good person, you try (in many little ways) to cut back, do with less, live more simply. But when nobody's watching, when you're feeling naughty, you dream of "More-ing," which is both totally irresponsible and crazy fun.
September 9, 2013 America is in the midst of a rye whiskey renaissance. Lovers of the spirit say it's spicier, edgier and less sweet than bourbons. But when scientists look at the flavor signatures of American whiskeys, what matters the most isn't always the grain in the bottle.