Science

We finally know why eggs are so different in shapes and sizes

Scientists make a surprising discovering while studying hundreds of bird species.

Scientists discover that older fathers have nerdier sons

Researchers actually created a 'Geek Index' to measure just how nerdy the boys were.

Are women naturally more empathetic?

New science confirms long-held belief that gender plays a role in how well people can read the emotions of others.

Science confirms: The healing power of touch is real

New study shows that couples' breathing and heart rates sync up, and pain decreases, when they hold hands.

Why did someone take clean drinking water and turn it into ocean water?

It seems counterintuitive, but this new artificial seawater technique could actually raise healthier fish.

Octopuses and squids are smarter than we thought, and here's why

Scientists just discovered that these creepy underwater creatures are highly intelligent.

You might be part Neanderthal, and here’s why

Scientists just pinpointed when humans became part Neanderthal.

Is there a scientific reason why we love 'Orange Is the New Black'?

With Season 5 now streaming, we tracked down an expert to find out what makes a great TV show.

Could your genes be making you vegetarian?

Your diet may not be a lifestyle choice, but rather a product of your DNA, scientists say.

Scientists just found out how far back climate change goes

Turns out humans have been harming the planet for a very, very long time.

5 times Albert Einstein snuck into 'The Big Bang Theory'

TV's favorite fictional scientists and engineers can't seem to stop talking about history's most famous physicist.

Coral reefs are struggling everywhere – except for this one place

Scientists have made a fascinating discovery about some coral reefs' ability to withstand heat.

Video: Digging up a 4,000-year-old house near Jerusalem

Ever wanted to see what an archaeological expedition looks like up close?

Want to look younger? Stop smiling

A new study found that people who smile actually look older than people who frown or look surprised.

With new discovery, a big Alzheimer's mystery is solved

A crucial protein is absent in the brains of Alzheimer's patients. Researchers say that could one day lead to a cure.