Spinning for months, a writer searches for a cause — and a cure.
Global celebrations include a beauty pageant, mud costumes and a revised Apple logo.
At nearly 39, Meb Keflizhigi was the oldest runner in 84 years to win the Boston Marathon. Other feats of longevity you may not know.
Amputees make a statement with customized prosthetic legs.
U.S. astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Michael Hopkins are among those in orbit.
Scientists look at clues in the environment, in the role of viruses — and in our minds.
Paleontologist’s list of enduring animals includes whale ancestors, marsupials, rodents and insectivores.
A spacecraft designed to land heavy loads and people on the surface of Mars will be tested over Kauai.
Last year, the early forecasts overestimated the number of named storms and hurricanes.
It’s not just about the pretty scarf. Research on how crafting supports motor skills and the mind.
A new documentary offers an in-depth look at the lives of five nurses.
Consumers should be careful about doses and about mixing painkillers with other drugs and with alcohol.
In a study, extract of thunder god vine eased pain and swelling as well as the drug methotrexate did.
A study finds that spouses were most unhappy with each other when blood-sugar levels drop, usually at night.
An expert answers these questions and more at a film festival at the National Museum of Natural History.
The third USA Science & Engineering Festival will give you a chance to try.
This llareta — more than 2,000 years old — is among the ancient living things featured in a new book.
The inner ear is often the source of vertigo. There, tiny crystals of calcium, or otoconia, can detach and move freely through the semicircular canals. Movement causes otoconia to stimulate the motion-sensitive cupula, which sends false signals to the brain, creating vertigo.
Michelle Andrews answers reader questions about health care under the Affordable Care Act.
Experts question how the teen could have survived the 2,300-mile flight to Hawaii in sub-zero temperatures.
Updated FDA guidance follows months of internal deliberations, public campaigns by patient groups.
Virginia police officer will run today in place of his wife, who was killed by an alleged drunk driver as couple ran together
The FDA last year issued its strictest warning about a rare risk for life-threatening complications or death.
Illegal fishing is a major concern because the world’s oceans can barely sustain legal seafood harvests.
Lawmakers seek reform as internal memo shows funds went to more than 2,000 people listed as dead.
Businesses object to moves made to regulate GMOs in the state, which is critical to U.S. corn-growing industry.
The Department of Water Resources said it is increasing water allotments from zero to 5 percent.
A SpaceX rocket carries food, legs for ‘Robonaut’ and supplies for urgent repairs after a bevy of problems
It’s just about impossible to compare, but we still do
For the first time, scientists have created stem cell lines with identical DNA from two human adult males.
Hopkins physicians hope app will cut rates of devastating liver disease in newborns.
Kepler-186f, 500 light-years away, meets what researchers believe are two basic requirements for life.
Data from the Kepler space telescope suggest that about a fifth of all sunlike stars in our galaxy are accompanied by habitable Earth-size planets. The Milky Way might be home to 25 billion rocky worlds with liquid water.
You lack self-control when you’re hungry and are most likely to take it out on an intimate partner.
The agency says the surgery risks spreading hidden cancers within a woman’s body.
Actress’s cancer usually proves fatal in three to six months.
Although solar power use is growing, it only makes up 1 percent of the nation’s electricity generation.
A wide variety of plant scientists embrace the cutting-edge technology of marker-assisted DNA selection.
Scientists at Monsanto are using a novel technology that screens DNA to create elite crops.
The hard-living ‘Mad Men’ character could at least cut his chances of dying in a car crash
Marker-assisted selection is a technique used by plant breeders to locate and assemble desirable traits — shaving years off the time needed to create a new commercial hybrid. This method works with genetic material native to a prospective plant and allows a much larger population to be screened than with conventional breeding.
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