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A deadly 2016 glacier collapse in Tibet surpassed scientists’ expectations — until it happened again. They worry it’s only the beginning.
A report from the National Academy of Sciences said that e-cigarettes are safer than smoking, but not quite safe, and may cause teens to take up tobacco.
Bite marks on fossils found on an atoll near eastern Africa suggest that this paradise for the world’s most common giant tortoise may have once been a much scarier place.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a first-of-its-kind treatment to rid patients of these unsightly lesions.
In many major earthquakes, most destruction is caused by water. To warn the public, forecasters have to shoot first and ask questions later.
Glaxo and Johnson & Johnson top a new measure of how drugmakers do against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, which are becoming a global emergency.
Vaping may help smokers quit, and are safer than conventional cigarettes, but they’re not risk-free, a national public health panel says.
In West Africa, people with psychoses are often chained at prayer camps. Giving them psychiatric drugs lessened their symptoms, but did not shorten their captivity.
None of the remaining competitors for the $20 million award will be able to get off the ground by March 31, a deadline that had already been extended multiple times.
After years of delay, the Falcon Heavy — a beefed-up version of SpaceX’s workhorse Falcon 9 — could launch in the weeks ahead.
A study of hunter-gatherers on the Malay Peninsula suggests that culture plays a role in how we describe the odors all around us.
The exam, called the Moca, is widely used in doctor’s offices, but it is not sophisticated enough to diagnose mental decline, experts say.
A surprise statement on Friday undercut last week’s announcement that Florida had been granted an exemption from President Trump’s offshore-drilling plan.
A doctor has developed an advance directive specifically to plan for medical care in the event of dementia.
A Queens man who traded a 95-pound tortoise stolen from a nature center for $300 and a musk turtle has always been “an animal lover,” his mother says. “That’s really his downfall.”
The Astronomical Clock in Prague has been taken apart for maintenance. The city’s clock master has until August to finish restoring it.
Since 2003, the percentage of women filling prescriptions for drugs like Ritalin has increased nearly fivefold in some age groups.
Winter rain makes it more difficult for the animals to feed, particularly pregnant females, researchers find.
A water crisis — whether caused by nature, human mismanagement, or both — can be an early warning signal of conflict ahead. Iran is the latest example.
The virus is widespread, and the vaccine is a poor match. But while some areas are hit hard, others have been spared, and deaths are not unusually common this season.
A seismologist scrutinized hundreds of strong earthquakes over four centuries and found no relationship to lunar cycles.
Prime Minister Theresa May said an under secretary would work across government departments to tackle the issue.
A group of large hospital systems plans to create a nonprofit generic drug company to battle shortages and high prices.
Nine caribou on an island in Lake Superior were helicoptered to safety in a bid to save a once thriving herd from dying out.
Scientists identified bacteria that caused a mass die-off of the endangered antelopes in Kazakhstan in 2015. But the mechanism that made the bacteria so deadly is not understood.
Unlike most mammals, yellow-bellied marmots with more active social lives died younger than those that kept to themselves, scientists found after tracking them for 13 years.
Cases of children isolated and abused by parents are rare but not unheard-of, say experts. Many recover.
Videos showed a bright flash of light, followed by a pop almost like a light bulb burning out.