Researchers from the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University asked a representative sample of 486 18- to 96-year-olds what the term meant to them.
A new award from the National Center for Science Education aims to honor the year's most stupid creationist.
Spending hours glued to the television or PC damages childrens' relationships with their friends and parents, according to a new study.
It takes time to get yourself into a self-sacrificing frame of mind, according to research into the sinking of the Titanic and the Lusitania.
Scientists can now listen to a set of solar wind data that's usually represented visually, as numbers or graphs.
Higher intelligence is associated with liberal political ideology and atheism, a statistical study has found.
Chimps can tell the difference between different volumes of liquid, even when the bartender hides his actions.
Leave this article up on your screen - in case the boss comes by - and settle down comfortably. According to University of California scientists, a lunchtime nap not only refreshes you but can actually make you smarter.
A University of Missouri professor has developed a device that could test for some cancers as easily as a pregnancy test.
Quick, cheap gene tests for many diseases could be just around the corner, with the development of a DNA test that works on a drop of saliva.
Physicists have created a 'quark soup' with a temperature of four trillion degrees Celcius - almost as hot as the temperature just after the Big Bang.
Your reporter once had to explain to a toddler why it was vital that she take malaria pills on holiday. The child nodded sagely and asked whether she was supposed to throw the pills at the mosquitoes.
It would be a lot easier than converting the Godless: a quick bash at the right bit of the brain, and they could be as religious and righteous as you.
A team of intrepid scientists has successfully concluded a DNA analysis of human hair found preserved in Greenland’s permafrost.
A new study turns perceived wisdom on its head, concluding that some dinosaurs may actually have descended from birds.
You can add a daily pint of beer to your health-giving glass of red wine. A new study has found that it's brilliant for increasing bone density and warding off osteoporosis, especially in women. Hic!
Next time somebody compliments you on your youthful good looks, don't give your moisturizer the credit - it doesn't work, and you're really not worth it.
Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have built the world's most accurate clock.
Patients in a so-called vegetative state have been shown to be conscious, and one has been enabled to communicate via an MRI scan.
Scientists have successfully used magnetic nanoparticles to capture and remove cancer cells from human tissue.