Reports in the past several years have shown that male circumcision can reduce HIV transmission risk by up to 60 percent, so some African governments have since been trying to promote the procedure among young adults...
Agriculture emerged on the human cultural scene about 10,000 years ago, spreading rapidly through Europe from the Near East to the British Isles in about 4,000 years.
Like a lot of humans, monkeys might not be able to do calculus. But a new study shows that they can learn and rapidly apply abstract mathematical principles.
Among the countless achievements of Isaac Newton, any number of which would have made him a houseold name on their own, his articulation of the force of gravity in the late 17th century surely ranks near the top...
Given that robots generally lack muscles, they can't rely on muscle memory (the trick that allows our bodies to become familiar over time with movements such as walking or breathing) to help them more easily complete repetitive tasks...
Breathtaking: Alligators breathe like birds, underscoring an ancient link--and possibly a survival strategy
Avian dinosaurs—aka birds—have a streamlined way of breathing. Instead of sending air in and out of tiny sacs in the lungs like some other animals do, their breath flows in a single direction through a series of tubes...
The results of the first randomized controlled trial looking at the effectiveness of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) are out, and they fail to support the therapy sought by many amateur and professional athletes alike, including Tiger Woods...
Most people think of astronomy as the science of big things—"vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big," as Douglas Adams put it. But judging from last week's American Astronomical Society meeting in Washington, D.C., the most interesting things in astronomy these days are the small(ish) ones...
Hunting for a misplaced set of keys or a dead cell phone can be a nuisance. But for people who search for concealed weapons or malignant tumors, finding a target—and one they're not sure is even there—could be a matter of life or death...
Google delivered an ultimatum to the Chinese government Tuesday, stating on its blog that it is no longer willing to censor results on Google.cn, the Chinese version of its search engine...
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