Patients will be asked if their genetic sequence can be added to a database — shared with a pharmaceutical company — in a quest to cure a multitude of diseases.
The warming at the top of the globe, a sign of climate change, is happening much faster than previously described compared with the global average, scientists said Thursday.
With a one-of-a-kind museum specimen, researchers recreated the chirp of ancient cricket relatives that droned alongside the dinosaurs.
You might be tempted to say “gesundheit,” but the sea creature’s snot helps feed other marine organisms.
The Webb telescope soon will help measure the world, which may offer insights into how our own formed.
A documentary captures the desperation and frustration of Type 1 diabetes patients in a clinical trial.
And how does the risk compare with inhaling smoke from cigarettes?
Researchers found jumping spiders, known for their acrobatic hunting, exhibiting signs of R.E.M. sleep, but it is unknown whether they dream, or even sleep.
Two research teams round that dolphins could forge strong social bonds with outsiders within a few years
The Danuri spacecraft, which launched on Thursday, aims to provide a lunar scientific bounty while preparing the country’s small space program for future exploration.
The Danuri mission, lifting off on a SpaceX rocket, will help to study the moon’s magnetic field and some of its coldest and darkest places.
Millions of smokers could be forced to confront the agony of nicotine withdrawal as the F.D.A. weighs calling for a drastic reduction in the addictive lure of cigarettes.
With the help of a mobile cart named “Smarty,” researchers are trying to tackle the challenge of urban heat through a program that the government says could be a model for other countries.
A large new study offers clues about how lower-income children can rise up the economic ladder.
The dogs were headed for testing labs and didn’t even have names or know how to play. Volunteers are introducing them to grassy yards and cuddly movie nights for the first time.
The vitamin pills do not prevent bone fractures in most people or protect against many other diseases, adding to questions about medical guidance many now take for granted.
They contain the food additive titanium dioxide, which is in thousands of food products. Here’s what we learned about its safety.
A team of researchers published a rebuttal to an argument advanced by another group earlier in the year. The disagreement over the king of dinosaurs is far from over.
The papers, which have not yet been published in scientific journals, suggest that testing just a single type of sample is likely to miss a large share of infections.
While it may be difficult to drift off when temperatures rise, there are things you can do to snooze more soundly.
A 2021 eruption in Iceland gave researchers rare and illuminating access to the mantle, one of the Earth’s layers.
Many of us avoid talking about climate change because it feels so controversial. In fact, research shows that your neighbors are probably thinking about it, too.
The folds on an elephant’s facial appendage aren’t just for show.
Working in a laboratory in Paris, scientists gave a close relative of the Covid virus the chance to evolve to be more like its cousin.
The birds hammer away, yet they don’t get concussed. Scientists found that assumptions about the animals’ impact-absorbing skulls were wrong.
Sprawling new research showed that healthy eating and regular workouts do not, in isolation, stave off later health issues. They need to be done together.
Studies suggest that cocoa might benefit health, but it’s unclear how that may translate to a typical bar of chocolate.
Plenty of us have medications that are past their expiration date. But are they still OK to use?
Recent research helps explain how clear bottles can result in wine that smells like “wet dog” and “boiled cabbage.”
Once hunted to the brink of extinction, fin whales in the Southern Ocean have rebounded and returned to their historic feeding grounds, according to a new survey.
As experimental drugs prove ineffective against increasing dementia cases in the U.S., researchers argue that improving eyesight can have an effect.
A self-described “simple country doctor,” he won national attention in 2020 when the White House embraced his hydroxychloroquine regimen.
Researchers have looked into why and how weight influences emergency contraception but have come up against several unknowns. Here’s what we know.
Fossils found in southwestern China give a hint to the development of the panda’s sixth digit — a rudimentary, thumblike bone extension.
Two different ancient wolf populations contributed DNA to modern dogs, according to a new study.
Moderators’ work on Reddit and Facebook is crucial but not paid. We should be creative in how we compensate them.
Tediously searching through imagery from a NASA spacecraft, researchers found where a discarded stage of a forgotten rocket crashed in March. But other questions remain.
What do infectious diseases, T-cells, tomatoes, heart failure, sickle cell anemia and sorghum harvests have in common?
Large, simultaneous heat waves are growing more common. China, America, Europe and India have all been stricken recently, and scientists are starting to understand why certain far-flung places get hit at once.
Why haven’t we solved the addiction crisis?
Recent studies in humans and mice have shown that late nights and early mornings may cause long lasting damage to your brain.
Researchers found bacterial cells so large they are easily visible to the naked eye, challenging ideas about how large microbes can get.
Tortoises and turtles don’t just live for a long time — they barely age while they live.
With THC levels close to 100 percent, today’s cannabis products are making some teenagers highly dependent and dangerously ill.
Zap Energy said its experimental reactor core was ready for a milestone test. Skeptics routinely question whether the technology is currently possible.
China and Nepal have both established unmanned weather stations high on the world’s tallest mountain.
While befriending a former rival, Jay Dickey became one of the rare politicians to change his stance on gun control.
In a study, Dr. Jennifer Coughlin observed brain activity that may help predict the onset of trauma-related illnesses and cognitive decline. N.F.L. players are helping to further her research.
Here’s what the results may mean for you.
The overall threat to the animals from climate change remains, but a new finding suggests that small numbers might survive for longer as the Arctic warms.