Articles By Roxanne Palmer
Succinic acid is used in a wide range of products. Many companies are looking to create this compound using corn, but a Hong Kong chemist thinks it could be more sustainable in the long run to use the food that we toss out in the trash.
Some are swapping sports drinks for coconut water, but new research says that coconut water is fine after light exercise, but the marathon runners and heavy lifters among us may want to stick with Gatorade.
A Missouri congressman is drawing fire for suggesting that women's bodies can shut down pregnancy after being raped. There's no evidence to show that humans can do this, but some animals actually do have methods to avoid pregnancy from rape.
The Gates Foundation is aiming to address a prevalent problem for the urban poor and the developing world: the lack of a hygienic place to poop.
Researchers say Jerka the polar bear died from encephalitis brought upon by a bug normally found in zebras that's an amalgam of two different kinds of equine herpes virus.
Scientists are saying the newly discovered species Trogloraptor marchingtoni doesn't fit into any previously described family of spiders.
Researchers say that higher concentrations of human milk oligosaccharides, or HMO -- a kind of complex carbohydrate that's the third-most abundant ingredient in breast milk -- were associated with protection against HIV transmission to infants.
A few walnuts a day might keep a trip to the infertility clinic away, a new study claims.
Researchers say they've found a compound that temporarily reduces sperm count and movement in mice with no lasting health effects, raising hopes for a male contraceptive.
A new paper details the physical and genetic changes wrought by the Fukushima nuclear disaster upon Japanese populations of Zizeeria maha, the pale grass blue butterfly.