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The change highlights the challenges facing Memorial Sloan Kettering, one of the nation’s most prestigious cancer centers, amid a widening crisis.
A federal court decision found that the United States Fish and Wildlife Service erred in stripping the grizzlies’ status as a threatened species.
The crabs, which are known as the “cockroach of the sea,” eat oysters, can prey on lobsters in groups and have been known to turn on each other, experts said.
Canadian and American veterinarians removed about 70 percent of the dog’s skull to remove a tumor. The gap was so large that more common methods could not cover it.
In the 1960s, Dr. Kao outlined the potential capacity of fiber optic cables for storing information, laying the technical groundwork for modern communications.
Authorities keep arresting people said to be bosses of wildlife trafficking, but that isn’t making a dent in the problem.
Garden eels anchor themselves in the sand, which helps them feed on drifting plankton in strong currents.
Garden eels use their mucus to anchor themselves to the ocean floor and contort into strange shapes and positions to catch plankton.
A trial enrolling new patients resembles “an experiment that would be conducted on laboratory animals,” one advocacy group said.
A Japanese billionaire, Yusaku Maezawa, wants artists to join him on a pioneering spaceflight. We asked some leading candidates about the idea.
With a new genetic tool, scientists move a step closer to eradicating mosquitoes and the deadly diseases they carry.
Researchers should embrace negative results instead of accentuating the positive, which is one of several biases that can lead to bad science.
The geologist David Marchant was so renowned he had an Antarctic glacier named after him. The honor was stripped away after he was accused of sexual harassment in the field.
A clip used to repair damaged heart valves sharply reduced deaths among patients with a grim prognosis.
The correlation between heat and crime suggests the need for more research on shootings in American cities.
Japan has spent decades building a facility to turn nuclear waste into nuclear fuel, but neighbors fear it has other plans for its plutonium.
Duke Energy shut down a power plant in Wilmington, N.C., after a dam at the site breached and allowed coal ash to enter the nearby Cape Fear River.
By dosing the tentacled creatures with MDMA, researchers found they share parts of an ancient messaging system involved in social behaviors with humans.
In 1983, Sally and Bennett Shaywitz began studying the reading skills of more than 400 children. The subjects are in their 40s now, and the Shaywitzes are still tracking them.
The restaurant’s experiments have drawn publicity, regulatory pushback and scientific skepticism. Can lobsters get high? Do they feel pain?
Danish soldiers, scientists and two very sturdy dogs are the only residents of Station Nord in Greenland. Like any remote outpost, there are quirky rules and rituals.
The satellite, launched in April, has already identified at least 73 stars that may harbor exoplanets, most of them new to astronomers.
A for-profit venture with exclusive rights to use the center’s vast archive of tissue slides has generated concerns at the nonprofit cancer center.
Three years after finding that laboratories had mishandled deadly pathogens, the Pentagon has no way to measure the effectiveness of its reforms, according to a new report.
Active infections kill 4,000 people a day worldwide, more than AIDS does. But the notion that a quarter of the global population harbors silent tuberculosis is “a fundamental misunderstanding.”
During mating season, the solitary mammals bleat important information to each other through their dense bamboo habitat.
The latest entree to join the Army’s roster of M.R.E. field rations is a Sicilian-style slice that stays fresh for years and took decades to develop.
At least 110 lagoons in North Carolina have either released pig waste into the environment or are at imminent risk of doing so, according to state officials.
We’re making natural disasters unnaturally harmful, scientists say. And the number of ways we’re doing it is fairly astonishing.
Researchers are examining the genetic data in seized elephant ivory to trace it back to the animals’ homelands and connect it to global trafficking crimes.
Before 23andMe and Ancestry.com, he did groundbreaking work exploring how genes reveal where people come from and whom they’re related to.
New research found that the painful deposits are surprisingly dynamic, forming much like microscopic coral reefs, and could help with treating them.