August 2011 Headlines
Sept. 11 turned much of the West into a high surveillance society. And hi-tech devices could soon enable the government to track our lives more than we’d like.
Recent disasters around the world including earthquakes, floods, tornadoes and hurricanes have been the most destructive in human memory.
Lung cancer is the single deadliest form of cancer. But a new drug recently approved by the FDA may turn the tide in the fight against the deadly disease.
Forecasters say Tropical Storm Katia is getting stronger and could become a hurricane later Wednesday and a major hurricane by the weekend.
A major scientific study is casting fresh doubt on the theory of man-made climate change, revealing that it may be something far beyond the control of humans.
Astronauts may need to take the unprecedented step of temporarily abandoning the International Space Station.
Weather experts are already watching what could turn into the next hurricane of the season.
Can eating chocolate prevent heart disease? More evidence from a new study is pointing to the fact that having a sweet tooth maybe good for your heart.
The United Nations is warning of the possible resurgence of a strain known as H5N1.
Hurricane Irene's heavy rains have officials worried about rising floodwaters that could last for days.
With America's growing obesity rate, some companies are giving their workers an enticing incentive to stay fit -- cold, hard cash.
Researchers found 164 million American adults in their 40s and 50s will be obese by 2030 time unless the trend changes.
Up and down the East Coast Friday, residents were battening down the hatches in anticipation of the arrival of Hurricane Irene.
In wake of the 5.8 earthquake that rattled much of the East Coast, many analysts are now wondering if the region is prepared for a major earthquake.
Overnight, Irene tore through the Bahamas with pounding winds and driving rain. Her next stop is the Carolinas as a Category 3 storm.
The 5.9 earthquake that rumbled in Virginia Tuesday has sparked a West Coast-East Coast rivalry.
The powerful storm system regained Category 2 strength Wednesday. National Hurricane Center officials say it's expected to get bigger.
A 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit just northwest of Richmond, Va. Monday, sending tremors up and down the East Coast.
Studies show that 50 percent of people who have heart attacks have normal cholesterol levels.
Tired of their frantic lives, one family took a radical approach to their vacation. They took off an entire year.
Researchers believe using cartoon characters in television commercials attracts kids, causing them to badger their parents until they get the advertised product.
When we medicine, we expect it to work. But experts warn if medications aren't stored properly, not only will they stop working - they could become dangerous.
The separate deaths of two young people after they swam in lakes has brought light to a rare "brain-eating" bacteria that thrives in hot weather.
Four of the five major U.S. tobacco companies have sued the federal government over new cigarette labels that show graphic images of the negative effects of tobacco use.
The European Space Agency is planning a mission to determine whether or not spacecraft can be used to redirect asteroids.
For years, people have been told that 30 minutes of exercise was the magic number. But new evidence suggests that being physically active for half that time still reaps significant health benefits.
Americans are becoming addicted to tanning beds. The new phenomenon is called "Tanorexia," and just like drug and alcohol addictions - it can be deadly.
Many leading banks and credit card companies are pushing digital wallet applications for smartphones, which would hold debit or credit card information.
Researchers have developed a device somewhat like "electronic skin." It's hair-thin and attaches to your own skin like a tattoo.
Science and math educators say getting kids engaged is not just about feel-good activities -- it's about making sure that this next generation is globally competitive.
An experiment treatment used on patients suffering from leukemia proved to be effective beyond doctors' "wildest expectations."
For the first time in two decades, middle and high school students will hear lessons on how to use a condom and the appropriate age for sexual activity.
The food a woman eats while pregnant could determine her child's food preferences later in life.
Sweltering may have reached a new record last month, as Oklahoma racked up the country's highest monthly average temperature ever.
Some of the same Catholic hospitals who are now objecting to the free birth control, originally defied their bishops in support of the health care law.
Years have passed since Kelly Stauffer had an abortion at the tender age of 14, but she still remembers the pain of that day.
The National Weather Service has issued heat advisories for 14 states from New Mexico to North Carolina.
Ever wondered what it would be like to travel in outer space? For most the idea seems far-fetched, but Space Needle officials will turn someone's dream into a reality.
Meat processing giant Cargill has issued a recall for 36 million pounds of ground turkey after a nationwide salmonella outbreak.
Scientists say dieting causes brain cells to start eating themselves, triggering your brain to send out signals that make you hungry and slow down your metabolism, making it more difficult to lose weight.
Have you ever wanted to feel weightless while you were running? Well now it's possible.
A new government report shows that drinking is a popular past time for Americans in general and young adults in particular.
Supporters of the new guidelines say they're are a huge step towards keeping women healthy.
Get ready for more hot weather this month. Meteorologists are saying that August is expected to pick up where July left off.