A study looks at how climate change and overfishing are affecting not only the diets of coastal communities, but also their cultures.

A writer suggests eating like an animal — or at least getting diet advice from beasts.

Crushed leaves in packages of lettuce may leak juice that helps bacteria grow.

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Placebos, self-hypnosis, false memories — and the effectiveness of an aspirin.

All sorts of devices loom in years ahead, but we don’t know what all their effects might be.

Injection wells had been tied to large increase in temblors.

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Identifying people who respond to placebos could make clinical trials much more efficient.

A wildfire has struck the Chimney Tops mountain and the resort city of Gatlinburg.

Women who fight wildfires have reported sexual harassment and discrimination. On Thursday, angry House committee members called the response “incompetent.”

The payment represents the largest-ever criminal penalty involving deliberate pollution at sea.

New research suggests that psilocybin, the active compound in “magic mushrooms,” helps relieve depression, anxiety and existential distress.

It’s the latest study indicating hallucinogenic drugs might help people with depression, PTSD or addictions.

The cougar known as P-45 is accused of killing 11 llamas and one goat over the weekend.

The move by EPA on Wednesday could make it harder for the Trump administration to relax vehicle emissions standards.

Bone scans suggest that the Australopithecus both climbed trees and walked on land — representing a turning point in human evolution.

A technique for mitochondrial DNA replacement therapy could potentially make embryos without their mother's disease genes.

Thousands of researchers are signing petitions calling on the president-elect to embrace diversity and science.

The authorities, bless their hearts, thought it was hilarious.

The five-mile-long barrier is meant to prevent felines from preying on endangered birds.

Rep. Tom Price and Seema Verma have long worked to dismantle the Affordable Care Act and redefine Medicare. If adopted, the agenda could dramatically alter access to insurance and medical services for more than 100 million Americans.

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