Virtual reality eyed as a replacement for some painkillers
July 22, 2016, 11:51 a.m. by Michael d'Estries
As the technology decreases in price, some hospitals are trying it as a distractive force to cut the use of opioids.
Tides cause earthquakes along the San Andreas fault
July 19, 2016, 4:09 p.m. by Michael d'Estries
Rhythmic pulsing of the tides induces small, deep quakes on a daily basis, scientists discover.
New 'Star Wars' planet is a remote, real-life paradise here on Earth
July 18, 2016, 4:56 p.m. by Michael d'Estries
Laamu Atoll in the Maldives has a surprise starring role in the events of 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.'
How Virgin Galactic's new spaceship honors Stephen Hawking
July 17, 2016, 9:42 p.m. by Michael d'Estries
Virgin Spaceship Unity, set to begin test flights next month, includes a very special nod to the theoretical physicist.
Georgia Tech's new walking robot has some serious swagger
July 14, 2016, 7:21 a.m. by Michael d'Estries
In the process of creating the most efficient walking humanoid, researchers inadvertently also gave it some attitude.
The fish of your nightmares is lurking in the sands of Virginia Beach
July 12, 2016, 4:18 p.m. by Michael d'Estries
The stargazer, traditionally found in shallow and deep waters, is now haunting sandy beaches.
Why millionaire pitcher Daniel Norris lives in a van
July 12, 2016, 11:37 a.m. by Michael d'Estries
The 21-year-old, who received a $2M signing bonus from the Toronto Blue Jays in 2011, says he enjoys living the simple life.
The demise of the dinosaurs found recorded in ancient mollusks
July 8, 2016, 6:15 p.m. by Michael d'Estries
Researchers studying fossilized bivalves discovered evidence of a one-two punch of cataclysmic climate change.
Development of bomb-sniffing cyborg locusts officially underway
July 6, 2016, 1:03 p.m. by Michael d'Estries
The Office of Naval Research hopes to harness locusts' powerful sense of smell to protect soldiers on the battlefield.
Comedian pranks L.A. Zoo with inspired 'animal facts'
July 5, 2016, 3:26 p.m. by Michael d'Estries
From meerkats controlling your cellphone to cheating flamingos, Jeff Wysaski's signs offer an amusing take on the animal kingdom.