By searching the church's famed family trees, scientists have tracked down a cancer-causing mutation that came west with a pioneer couple—just in time to save the lives of their great-great-great-great grandchildren.
Ancient DNA from 209 cats over 9,000 years tell the story of their dispersal.
The hospital used a once-controversial but increasingly common donation procedure.
A surge of death-cap poisonings might provide the data to save future victims.
The unmarked graves belong to patients who died in a state asylum.
It’s the first time the agency has asked to remove an opioid over public health fears.
I think I can, I think I can.
Because it was published in the most prestigious U.S. medical journal, its influence snowballed in a dangerous way.
The potentially ominous depressions in the sea floor formed after ice sheets melted, letting trapped methane blow out.
Archaeologists have unearthed bits of rice from when it was first domesticated in China.
An outbreak shows the slippery slope between benign and deadly.
A series of energy revolutions—some natural, some technological—built upon one another to give us our rich, diverse biosphere.
The national park wouldn’t let him collect rocks for research.
The dangerous opioid is forcing police and forensic-lab workers to invent new ways to protect themselves.
Should scientists give results to participants in research studies if they haven’t been validated in a clinical lab?
The incident is only part of the slow-motion deterioration of one of the country's most contaminated places.
Homo naledi was alive between 236,000 and 335,000 years ago, which complicates the story of human evolution.
The first-ever research into period-tracking apps suggests women want less gendered options.
The pork industry has always been creative about finding uses for pig byproducts.
A Congressional hearing on a bill to revive the Yucca Mountain facility pits Nevadans against everyone else.