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Elon Musks’s rocket company raised $350 million in new financing, raising its valuation to about $21 billion.
Dr. Ratner defied the notion that the brightest in her field do their best work when they are young.
Dr. Needleman studied lost baby teeth to show that any level of absorbed lead can damage young brains.
The Thirty Meter Telescope, which would be the largest in the Northern Hemisphere, could survey black holes and planets orbiting distant stars, but opponents say it would desecrate a sacred mountain.
A study of ancient DNA recovered from remains found in Lebanon contradicts a biblical story that an ancient war wiped out the group.
Florida officials are looking into the video, which was posted on Instagram, but it remains unclear exactly what the creature was, whether it was alive and where the video was taken.
There were no further details on when life support would be removed from the chronically ill infant.
Researchers found that spending money to save time actually makes people happier than buying material goods.
Ultrahigh-speed video footage helped researchers determine how fungi aim their spores in the right direction.
In Unesco applications, the neighbors are trying to formally tie Tibetan medicine, an ancient practice with a growing commercial value, to their national patrimonies.
For the first time this year, health officials have documented a case of local mosquito transmission of the virus within the contiguous United States.
California wants to cut greenhouse gas emissions more than even President Barack Obama had proposed. But can the state pull it off, or will it falter?
A decline in sea ice is allowing more marine travel, but experts say the remote region is unprepared to face an emergency at sea.
The lawsuit accused the pharmaceutical company of marketing Thalomid and Revlimid for unapproved use on a broader range of cancers.
The advice of Dr. Hinohara, who cautioned against early retirement and advocated climbing stairs regularly, helped make Japan the world leader in longevity.
The disease-carrying blood suckers are spreading more pathogens and putting more Americans at risk for rare illnesses.
A minute alteration in the planet’s trajectory around the sun would have disastrous results, a scientist estimates.
A Berkeley radio station canceled an event promoting Mr. Dawkins’s new book, citing past comments and tweets that it said had “hurt people.”
During their migration between Europe and Africa, hundreds of millions of birds stop in Israel to rest and refuel. Hop aboard a government-sponsored tractor spreading birdseed and corn to keep the birds away from local crop fields.
The agency’s new chief spent 43 of 92 days from March through May in Oklahoma or traveling to or from the state, a watchdog group found.
Gene therapy for cancer is becoming a reality but works best for blood cancers like leukemia and not yet in more common ones like lung cancer.
A lunar landing, a museum loan, a theft, a critical error, a legal battle — and now, a sale at auction. What’s next for this bag of moon dust?
New research suggests that elephant seals use rhythm to recognize and respond to other members of their species in the wild.
For the last 20 years, academic researchers have gathered at this event to share and debate their studies without being mocked.
Congress is taking its first steps to regulate autonomous vehicles, as the technology moves closer to fruition.
The government wants to allow fishing in 80 percent of the country’s protected maritime reserves, up from the current 64 percent.