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Regardless of your age, what you do - or don’t do - can affect the rest.
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.
Unintentional drowning deaths in the United States decreased 9 percent between 1999 and 2010, the CDC reports.
A DC federal appeals court rejected challengers who said EPA rule was too costly and flawed.
As researchers embark on a project to connect 30 million patient records, questions about privacy arise.
Federal law trumps state’s ability to prohibit approved drugs from reaching patients.
The sense of community that has grown in the past year is celebrated.
Badly injured a year ago, they hope to walk some of the 26.2 route Tuesday
Brigham and Women’s hospital sends a message of ‘hope and healing’ on anniversary of marathon bombing.
Tuesday’s full eclipse will be the first of four — two of them solar — for 2014.
Famed Boston Marathon will go on as the city mourns the victims of last year’s attack.
Community response has shown how closely-connected members of the region are, governor says.
Book touts nutritional and environmental benefits of eating insects.
Two books offer insight into the value of eating insects. Also, recipes: Wax-worm taco, anyone?
A survey over hydraulic fracturing sites in Pennsylvania revealed drilling operations releasing plumes of methane 100 to 1,000 times higher than what the EPA expects from that stage of drilling, according to a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
New technology shows skins, bones, internal organs — and even a brain scoop left behind by embalmers.
Foodmakers offers many choices for people concerned about caloric consumption and fat intake.
A look at the science behind the claims. Will tart cherries really help you get a good night’s sleep?
Heart problem more common among those who took prescription-strength ibuprofen, naproxen, aspirin.
A study says consumers comparing plans often can find little information about payment for the procedure.
An article highlights the accomplishments — and big dreams of — Franklin Chang Diaz.
Merriam-Webster.com’s “Name That Thing” tests mental skills of baby boomers and others.
The FDA’s approval of a controversial new painkiller, Zohydro, added more fuel to a long-running fight over how to treat people with chronic pain while not exacerbating the nation’s prescription drug epidemic.
A look at a past giant — the flying reptile pterosaurs.
Region hopes to move on after a year of coping with the fallout from the attack
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