A new device stops hiccups without silly home remedies

The device consists of a drinking tube with a mouthpiece and a pressurized valve at the bottom

Worker ants traded their wings for immense strength

A new study uses high resolution X-rays to study ant morphology

World's highest-dwelling mammal discovered on top of a Chilean volcano

The yellow-rumped leaf-eared mouse was found nearly a kilometer higher than scientists thought possible for mammals

Whale sharks' huge bodies mean they've never really been cold-blooded

Studying these enormous animals requires close collaboration between scientists and aquariums

Oil spills melt the superpowers of the double-crested cormorant

Birds have to work harder to stay warm after being repeatedly exposed to spilled oil, study finds

Horses lose four of their toes in the womb

About four weeks after conception, horse embryos still have five toes, just like humans

The lifesaving transplant organ you're waiting on may go missing in transit

A new investigation finds that many organs are critically delayed while being shipped on commercial airliners

Warmer, less oxygenated water is a tough environment for fish

Researchers are doing experiments to understand how zebrafish deal with environmental stress

Silver-haired bats wake up, re-heat their bodies, and flee when attacked

They can warm themselves up faster than any other mammal, increasing the odds that they escape incoming predators

Cats are like tiny, judgmental camels

Hailing from the desert, cats sneer in the face of heatwaves

Climate change is almost too big a problem to study. The solution? Volcanoes.

Volcanoes blanketed by tropical rainforests are a natural laboratory to study climate change

70 years ago, physicians used a heart defect to fix blue babies

The Blalock-Taussig shunt solves one congenital heart disease by recreating a second one

Meet Nobel Prize winner Rosalyn Sussman Yalow, who let doctors see into your blood

Her radioimmunoassay technique enabled scientists to measure hundreds of trace biological substances for the first time

David Hu sells quirky research with an apartment full of snakes

"How To Walk On Water And Climb Up Walls" welcomes readers to the strange world of biolocomotion

The slap-dash nature of evolution makes entertaining reading

Nathan Lents' new book details the accidental, incidental nature of human quirks

Can exercise counteract the effects of aging on our muscles?

New research is making it seem increasingly likely – to a point

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In science, failure can be a blessing. Just look at Viagra

The little blue pill started life as a failed treatment for chest pain