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The push to achieve new and exciting findings is one reason researchers are having trouble confirming prior studies.
The supine position disgusted homeowners often find them in is a result of two domestic features: insecticides and flat floors.
One aspect of national security would be shortchanged in the president’s budget proposal: protecting against deadly pathogens, man-made or natural.
Despite intense lobbying by world leaders, Mr. Trump did not endorse the Paris climate accords on the last day of his trip abroad.
Professor Bliss unraveled the story behind the discovery of the hormone, which transformed diabetes from a death sentence into a manageable condition.
Negotiators for America’s partners in the Group of 7 intensified pressure on the United States not to pull out of the 2015 climate agreement.
Hotter nights in a warming world could have significant effects on how well people sleep, a new study suggests.
A fish was discovered carrying genes only from its father, a result of a rare phenomenon called androgenesis never before documented in vertebrates.
Some advocates of global climate action think the pact would be stronger if the United States simply left, rather than remaining in and demanding big changes.
Observations taken from the first few orbits of the Juno spacecraft provide a glimpse of the interior, the poles and the equator of the solar system’s largest planet.
The season, which runs from June 1 through Nov. 30, is likely to produce 11 to 17 named storms, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says.
The president’s proposed reductions to the department’s research may have a greater impact on climate change than the Paris accord decision.
A Google program called AlphaGo won a best-of-three match against a Chinese Go master, rattling his nerves and showing the power of new artificial intelligence technologies.
A self-taught industrial designer, Mr. Fresco promoted an alternative society where resources would be distributed equitably by computers.
Flamingos don’t appear to need to flex their muscles to maintain their classic one-legged posture, a new study suggests.
Some people carry gene mutations that leave them nearly impervious to heart attacks. Learning how these mutations work has led to a novel experimental treatment.
The bag, which contains traces of priceless moon dust, has been on a wild ride for the half-century since it came back on the Apollo 11.
The likes and dislikes of females produced a lot of different looking species of southern capuchino seedeaters.
Researchers found the minimal changes in DNA that have produced nine different species of southern capuchino seedeaters.
Species like the blue whale became so big only in the past 4.5 million years, a result of changes to the food supply in the oceans, scientists say.
The state has been at the leading edge of the resistance to President Trump. But of all the battles, none have the global implications of climate change.
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The Svalbard Global Seed Vault, a safeguard of the world’s most important crops, flooded after permafrost surrounding the entrance thawed in Norway. Look inside in 360 degrees.
The spending plan also calls for raising billions of dollars by opening up public lands to oil and gas drilling and selling oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
Researchers said at least one million people would die worldwide if the Trump administration’s proposed funding cuts to public health programs were enacted.
Citing security threats, the Trump administration has asked Congress to give the federal government sweeping powers regarding drones over domestic soil.
A warmer, wetter climate is helping push dozens of Eastern U.S. trees to the north and, surprisingly, west, a new study finds.
Although tests did find slightly increased DNA damage, compared with freeze-dried earth sperm, the space version did the job when it came to fertilizing eggs.
New federal rules may make it easier for researchers to conduct behavioral experiments. Critics worry that academics cannot judge whether their studies are harmful.