Discoverer of Higgs Boson Wins Nobel PrizePhysicists Francois Englert of Belgium and Peter Higgs of Britain have won the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics.
Scientists Find Clues to Age-Related Memory ProblemsScientists have found a compelling clue in the quest to learn what causes age-related memory problems, and to one day be able to tell if those misplaced car keys are just a senior moment or an early warning of something worse.
Study: Competitive 'US Effect' On Research Encourages Scientists To Exaggerate ResultsIn a research trend being labeled the “U.S. effect,” a new analysis of more than 1,000 research papers in genetics and psychiatry finds that scientists are more likely to exaggerate their scientific findings in response to competition.
Va. Students Show Improved Scores on Revised Math SOLsVirginia education officials say student performance improved on the state's more rigorous mathematics tests.
Study: Brainpower In The Very Old May Be Improving If you're lucky enough to live into your 90s, how well will your brain hold up? You may have an edge over people who got there ahead of you, a new study hints.
Study: Girls Losing Ground In Pursuing STEM Education OpportunitiesA new study has found that girls are shying away from pursuing math and science educations with increasing frequency.
Testing Brain Pacemakers To Zap Alzheimer's DamageIt has the makings of a science fiction movie: Zap someone's brain with mild jolts of electricity to try to stave off the creeping memory loss of Alzheimer's disease.
Scientists: Comet Brighter Than The Moon To Appear Next YearSome parts of the world may have a spectacular lights show to look forward to next year, when the Comet ISON passes through the sky.
Almanac Forecast: Wintry Weather And Mystery The weather world is full of high-profile meteorologists like NBC's Al Roker and the Weather Channel's Jim Cantore. But the guy making the forecasts for the Farmers' Almanac is more like the man behind the curtain.
NASA Rover Lands On Mars After Plummet The most high-tech Mars rover ever built has landed on the red planet.
Obama Unveils $1 Billion Plan To Create Elite Corps Of Master TeachersThe Obama administration unveiled plans Wednesday to create an elite corps of master teachers, a $1 billion effort to boost U.S. students' achievement in science, technology, engineering and math.
10,000 Germ Species Live In And On Healthy People Scientists have mapped just which critters normally live in or on us and where, calculating that healthy people can share their bodies with more than 10,000 species of microbes.
NASA Puts Fire Sale Online One space program’s trash is another person’s treasure.
'Walmart Of Weed' Sprouts In DC
Obama's Inner Geek Shines At White House Science FairAt no point has the president's inner geek been more evident than on Tuesday as he mischievously fired a marshmallow cannon at the White House Science Fair.