By Ashik Siddique | Jun 18, 2013 06:33 PM EDT
A new imaging study reveals what happens in the brain when people do voice impressions, whether they're skilled vocal mimics or amateurs poorly imitating other accents.
By Ashik Siddique | Jun 17, 2013 06:45 PM EDT
April Karmazyn-Wall, a six-month-old baby suffering from Emanuel syndrome, an extremely rare genetic disorder, may soon be joining her parents at their home in Wallsend, England.
By Ashik Siddique | Jun 14, 2013 08:33 PM EDT
An automated conversation coach helps socially anxious users practice speaking skills for job interviews, dates, public speeches, and other settings. It may be especially useful for people with social phobias, Asperger’s, and high-functioning autism.
By Ashik Siddique | Jun 14, 2013 12:34 AM EDT
Bacterial DNA from medieval European skeletons allowed researchers to reconstructed the genome of the leprosy pathogen — revealing that not much has changed throughout 1,000 years of its genetic history.
By Ashik Siddique | Jun 13, 2013 11:23 PM EDT
A new nanotechnology-based sensor can detect the smell of human melanoma from cancerous skin cells.
By Ashik Siddique | Jun 13, 2013 09:20 PM EDT
As the world reaches 11 billion people by 2100, India will lead the global population. The United States, meanwhile, will trail behind China and Nigeria.
By Ashik Siddique | Jun 12, 2013 11:56 PM EDT
‘Eyeball licking’ seems to be growing in popularity among teenagers, but doctors warn that the practice of oculolinctus can spread harmful bacteria that cause pink eye and damage vision.
By Ashik Siddique | Jun 12, 2013 05:38 PM EDT
The cloistered nun died at 105 years old after serving 86 years in a convent, and said "Even if I had married a prince I would not be happier now."
By Ashik Siddique | Jun 12, 2013 12:06 AM EDT
The Middle Eastern spice mix za’atar contains sumac, thyme, and oregano, which are rich in antioxidants with antiseptic, antimicrobial, cancer-fighting, and potentially mood and brain-boosting properties.
By Ashik Siddique | Jun 11, 2013 09:57 PM EDT
More action video game play may lead to enhanced visual skills, particularly vision sensitivity.
By Ashik Siddique | Jun 11, 2013 05:39 PM EDT
The Mumford & Sons bassist was hospitalized after doctors found a blood clot on the surface of his brain, requiring immediate surgery.
By Ashik Siddique | Jun 10, 2013 11:37 PM EDT
The discovery of a new binding site in pain-sensing nerve cells could lead to prescription drugs that are as effective as morphine, Vicodin, and Oxycontin, but have lower risk of side effects, tolerance, and addiction.
By Ashik Siddique | Jun 10, 2013 08:44 PM EDT
Former Journey singer Steve Perry is recovering from a surgery that removed a cancerous melanoma from his cheek, just six months after losing his girlfriend to cancer.
By Ashik Siddique | Jun 10, 2013 07:48 PM EDT
An artist and geneticist imagine that over the next 100,000, human faces will evolve toward cartoonishly large eyes and wide foreheads. How do other researchers feel about this speculation?
By Ashik Siddique | Jun 07, 2013 04:23 PM EDT
The startling #PubLooShocker British ad campaign against drunk driving is shocking viewers around the world.