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The amygdala is often referred to as the "fear center" of the brain — but this name hardly does justice to the amygdala's complexity.
Scientists have discovered a form of natural selection that doesn't rely on DNA.
The new SARS-like virus that's causing an outbreak in China has now arrived in the United States.
There's a faint gamma-ray background in the universe, and scientists now think it could be caused by dark matter.
A massive meteorite impact and extreme volcanic activity occurred around the same time that Earth's large dinosaurs went extinct. But, did the volcanic activity play a role in the mass extinction, or did it actually help new life to flourish?
The signal doesn’t seem to match the most obvious causes.
An unused piece of intestine cooked up some trouble for this woman.
Hair loss is typically considered the domain of aging men, but this equal-opportunity condition — which has many causes — can affect virtually anyone.
A search for the truth behind UFO sightings leads to the discovery of government cover-ups.
Scientists are searching for a ghostly neutrino particle that acts as its own antiparticle. If they find it, the discovery could resolve a cosmic conundrum: Why does matter exist at all?
Could the creatures piloting UFOs be us? A recent book argues that reports of aliens here on Earth may be describing our distant human descendants, returning from the future to study us in their own evolutionary past.
It was a lot more powerful than anyone believed.
Conclusions about the effects of digital media, or "screen time," are often incomplete, irrelevant or wrong, scientists say.
A new PBS documentary probes the deliberation behind the historic decision.
Could Zika be used as a cancer treatment?
Modern birds can trace their origins to theropods, a branch of mostly meat-eaters on the dinosaur family tree.
We're in the middle of a teen mental health crisis – and girls are at its epicenter.
They’re not a cache of Easter eggs.
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