Over 100 newly discovered genes appear to explain why Irish people might have red hair, Swedes are often blonde, and Italians tend to be dark.
A 1.5 cent tax on soda and other sugary drinks in February 2017 led to healthier drink choices, according to a Drexel University study.
New research suggests 6-month-old infants interpret emotional states through facial and auditory information.
Psychedelic mushrooms likely acquired their hallucinogenic qualities from another fungus around 50 million years ago.
Eighty percent of microplastics originate on land, but their impact on freshwater and terrestrial environments remains unclear.
IBM has developed the world’s smallest computer, which could help track objects, foil counterfeiters, and boost efficiency.
North Africa’s vast desert grew by 10 percent in the past century, driven primarily by fluctuations in the Atlantic Ocean. But climate change has also been a factor.
Carbon dioxide mixes with rainwater to create carbonic acid, which breaks down rocks. Sprinkling rocks across croplands could boost the conversion of carbon dioxide.
New research finds that subduction along the seafloor absorbs carbon dioxide, which helps explain why the climate fluctuates over millions of years.
Using satellite data, researchers say sea levels could rise by half an inch a year by the end of the century, which is double current projections.