Maybe banking culture doesn’t always make people dishonest

NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists say they were unable to confirm a highly publicized 2014 study that suggested banking culture can promote dishonesty. New lab experiments with bankers in t...

Sorry, wrong number: Statistical benchmark comes under fire

NEW YORK (AP) — Earlier this fall Dr. Scott Solomon presented the results of a huge heart drug study to an audience of fellow cardiologists in Paris. The results Solomon was describi...

Fossil trove shows life's fast recovery after big extinction

NEW YORK (AP) — A remarkable trove of fossils from Colorado has revealed details of how mammals grew larger and plants evolved after the cataclysm that killed off the dinosaurs. The ...

From DNA, scientists create skull of Neanderthal cousin

NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists say they've deciphered features of the skull and some other details of a mysterious, extinct cousin of Neanderthals by analyzing its DNA. The genetic mater...

5 scientists honored for cancer therapy, immune system work

NEW YORK (AP) — Five scientists have won prestigious medical awards for creating an innovative breast cancer treatment and discovering key players of the disease-fighting immune system. ...

Greek find called earliest sign of our species out of Africa

NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists say they've identified the earliest known sign of our species outside Africa. It's a chunk of skull recovered from a cave in southern Greece. The fossil's ...

Lost wallet? More cash means you're likelier to get it back

NEW YORK (AP) — People are more likely to return a lost wallet if it contains money — and the more cash, the better. That's the surprising conclusion from researchers who planted mor...

Mutation that protects against HIV raises death rate

NEW YORK (AP) — A large new study finds that people with a DNA mutation that reduces their risk of HIV infection may die sooner. The researchers say that suggests tinkering with a gene to try to fix o...

AP EXPLAINS: Science of uranium enrichment amid Iran tension

NEW YORK (AP) — Iran has quadrupled its production of low-enriched uranium, semi-official news agencies reported Monday, just days after saying it would resume higher levels of enrichment if world pow...

AP EXPLAINS: Science of uranium enrichment amid Iran tension

NEW YORK (AP) — Iran made a veiled threat this week to enrich uranium stocks closer to weapon-grade levels amid rising tensions in the region. That would mean going beyond the level ...

'Zombie cells' buildup in your body may play role in aging

NEW YORK (AP) — Call them zombie cells — they refuse to die. As they build up in your body, studies suggest, they promote aging and the conditions that come with it like osteoporosis...

Chinese fossil sheds light on mysterious Neanderthal kin

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 40 years after it was found by a monk in a Chinese cave, a fossilized chunk of jawbone has been revealed as coming from a mysterious relative of the Neanderthals. ...

Study: Genetic test predicts middle-aged obesity risk

NEW YORK (AP) — Can a genetic test identify newborns at risk of becoming severely obese by middle age? Researchers say they have come up with one, and that it might allow interventions in childhood to...

Scientists spur some activity in brains of slaughtered pigs

NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists restored some activity within the brains of pigs that had been slaughtered hours before, raising hopes for some medical advances and questions about the definition of death....

Celeb or stranger? Study weighs Americans' interest in birds

NEW YORK (AP) — How interested are Americans in different kinds of birds? A new study used Google searches to find out. Whooping cranes, common ravens and peregrine falcons were deem...