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The links between biology and behavior are complex, and a number of factors contribute to violence. Yet evidence is mounting that C.T.E. may be involved.
Just ahead of the 60th anniversary of the first Earth launch of a satellite, an auction house will take bids on a replica of the shiny Soviet spacecraft.
Scientists have developed a healthy respect for mantises, acrobatic hunters with 3-D vision and voracious appetites.
Dogs appear to know their own scent in a test involving samples of urine. Is that the same as recognizing oneself in a mirror?
Canines don’t seem to perceive their reflections in mirrors. But they do better with a ‘smell mirror.’
Cotton experts were not impressed with a recent study published by scientists who claimed they created naturally glowing and magnetic cotton.
As reefs die off, researchers want to breed the world’s hardiest corals in labs and return them to the sea to multiply. The effort raises scientific and ethical questions.
New research suggests that the brain of a juvenile Neanderthal developed more slowly than that of a similarly aged Homo sapiens child, but scientists don’t yet know why.
What started as a midnight excursion of curious graduate students turned into a study with implications for basic questions about sleep.
An analysis of DNA recovered from fossils thousands of years old hints at enormous migrations that shaped the continent.
The spacecraft will make a flyby of Earth on Friday, using the planet’s gravity to steer it toward Bennu, an asteroid it will visit next year.
A local official ordered hunters to kill the rare animal last week after it crossed over from Poland. “Animals don’t know country borders,” a conservationist said.
Dr. Eger and colleagues developed a technique to determine the proper dosage of anesthesia in operating rooms all over the world, saving an untold number of lives.
Thousands of rescue workers plunged into the shattered shells of homes and offices. Officials said the priority is to keep saving people.
Fourteen states have vowed to uphold the Paris climate pact with or without the federal government, and a new analysis suggests their efforts are having an impact.
Researchers analyzed all existing public data of sea turtle nesting sites around the world and found a tale of “cautionary optimism.”
Two powerful quakes, 12 days apart, have killed hundreds of people in Mexico this month. We look at how, where and why the big ones happen.
Michael L. Dourson, who has long run a premier firm for the chemical industry, is set for a confirmation hearing before a Senate panel.
In a special United Nations session, leaders of islands battered by hurricanes made worse by climate change appealed to wealthy countries for aid.
À medida que o crescimento diminui nos países ricos, as empresas de alimentos ocidentais se expandem acintosamente nos países em desenvolvimento, contribuindo para obesidade e problemas de saúde.
It’s not your imagination. From Harvey to Irma to Jose to Maria, this year’s Atlantic hurricane season “has been an overachiever by almost every index.”
The Caribbean islands scrambled to prepare for another big storm, Hurricane Maria, which was barreling through only days after Irma killed more than two dozen.
With climate change, jellyfish are booming in the Mediterranean, to the point that researchers say there may be little to do but to live with them.
With just two weeks to dig, a team of local people uncovered a spectacular mosaic, what experts are calling the most important of its kind in 50 years.
As world leaders gather at the United Nations for the world body’s annual General Assembly, a group of American state governors is taking an increasingly high-profile role on climate change.
Drug companies and doctors have been accused of fueling the opioid crisis, but some question whether insurers have played a role, too.
Concerned about the health impacts of textile chemicals, traditional artisans are producing vivid colors from crushed insects and forest plants.
Gary D. Cohn, the White House economic adviser, said at the United Nations that the Trump administration would pull out of the Paris deal unless it was revised.
Scientific predictions about Earth’s sensitivity to greenhouse gases have generally held up. But no one can predict how much more carbon pollution people will choose to pump out.
The moon will momentarily block Venus, then Mars and then Mercury, offering a vivid reminder of the cosmic clockwork of our solar system.
An Interior Department memo has proposed lifting restrictions on seismic surveys in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, which may open it to drilling.