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In “Breaking and Entering,” Jeremy Smith tells the story of a brilliant, larger-than-life computer scientist who runs her own boutique cybersecurity firm.
A filing in a Massachusetts lawsuit contains dozens of internal Purdue Pharma documents suggesting the family was far more involved than the company has long contended.
Despite all the speculation, it’s not a landing zone for aliens. Scientists say the ice disks are an unusual but entirely natural phenomenon.
A key global temperature report isn’t coming out this week because of missing data, and some long-term research projects are at risk.
A mushroom species was found to sense predators and sent warning signals to other parts of its body, but how it does that remains a mystery.
The sudden appearance of a giant ice disk in Maine has raised many questions. Watch it rotate in this stunning drone video.
It is legal to resell unused test strips for blood glucose, and many patients do, driving an unusual trade online and on the streets.
Despite the federal shutdown, some agency inspectors are returning to work and will begin performing food safety visits without pay this week, the F.D.A. commissioner said.
Military analysts are increasingly concerned about the nation’s “advanced, underestimated and highly lethal” bioweapons program.
A rare blue pigment, discovered in the fossilized plaque of a German nun, hints at a broader role for women in the production of religious texts.
Arriving from Europe with diamonds in his shoes (hidden there), he found renown in his field with real-world applications, like charting a stock market.
A new report found that, for the first time, Americans are more likely to die of an opioid overdose than in a vehicle crash. But the likeliest causes of death are still heart disease and cancer.
A species that was barely known in Europe now vastly outnumbers wolves there, and is rapidly spreading north and west.
Cannabis has downsides, but speculation and fear should be replaced with the best evidence available.
The private company, which aims to send humans to Mars, will have about 6,000 employees remaining after the companywide layoffs.
Under a new governor, it’s hoping to use its status as the most populous state as leverage when it negotiates with drug makers.
The cancer center will now bar top officials from sitting on outside boards of for-profit companies, and is conducting a wide-scale review of other policies.
In a recent documentary, the geneticist doubled down on comments he made a decade ago, then apologized for, regarding race, genetics and intelligence.
In theory, hydrogen fusion may power the future. But there are substantial scientific hurdles yet to overcome.
One of the 20th century’s leading mathematical theorists, he revealed a connection between math and physics not seen since the 17th century.
The E.P.A.'s shutdown furlough of most inspection personnel has halted one of the government’s most important public health activities.
For more than a week, seals have been in Roddickton-Bide Arms, Newfoundland, and they can’t seem to find their way home.
Astronomers have identified a second set of odd radio bursts from the distant universe. Aliens probably aren’t causing it, but what is?
At the National Institute of Mental Health, he helped put in place an ambitious research agenda focused on biology as the key to understanding psychiatric problems.
An analysis concluded that Earth’s oceans are heating up 40 percent faster on average than a United Nations panel estimated five years ago, a finding with dire implications for climate change.
Regulators had accused Mutual of Omaha of denying policies to applicants, mostly gay men, who took medication to protect against the infection.
The T.S.A. said it favors floppy-eared dogs over pointy-eared dogs in airport jobs because floppy-eared dogs appear friendlier and less aggressive. There is a scientific explanation behind the perception.
Scientists say George, an inch-long mollusk about 14 years old, was most likely the last of Achatinella apexfulva, a species of land snail that lived only in Hawaii.
Tracing the evolution of the mid-20th-century magazine whose pages gave rise to the genre of science fiction.
Men die earlier than women and commit more acts of violence. But the American Psychological Association did not have a guide for working with males, in part because they were historically considered the norm.
Cervical cancer screening starts at age 21. But there are reasons to start seeing a gynecologist earlier.
A life sciences institute funded by Coca-Cola and other multinational beverage and snack companies even has offices inside the government’s health ministry.
Last year a gyroscope died, now there’s a camera glitch. That’s just the telescope “aging gracefully,” the mission director said.
While the Agriculture Department continues to inspect domestic meat and poultry, the F.D.A. has reduced inspections of fruits, vegetables and other foods.
Two regions of Belgium are banning kosher and halal slaughter, arguing that not using stunning is cruel. But Jewish and Muslim leaders say their traditions minimize an animal’s suffering.