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New MIT research finds that for children's brain development, parents don't just need to talk to their kids -- it's important to talk with them, in back-and-forth exchanges.
For decades, Alzheimer’s researchers have pursued the idea that clearing out clumps of a protein called amyloid would delay or cure the brain disease.
The last caribou herd in the continental U.S. lives in the Pacific Northwest, and a group of biologists, tribal members and volunteers are trying to boost its numbers.
The successful launch this week of a SpaceX heavy rocket has important implications for the future of space flight, and for the space agency.
The global divide in cancer care is neither inevitable nor insurmountable, writes Ruth Allen.
New research concludes that there are many children who had the ability to become inventors but didn’t because of where they were born.
One goal of the project, dubbed MIT Intelligence Quest, is to reverse engineer the human brain and apply those lessons to developing better artificial intelligence.
It's probably happened to you: You're driving down the highway, listening to music, and suddenly a song comes on that you haven't heard in years. But without thinking, you can...
The combination of three events — a supermoon, blue moon and total lunar eclipse — will be the first of its kind since 1982.
Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson revisits his conversation from last March with Matin Durrani and Liz Kalaugher, the authors of "Furry Logic: The Physics of Animal Life."
For 91 percent of poll respondents, concussion news didn’t change how much football they watched.
Using the same method that produced Dolly the sheep, researchers in China were able to successfully clone healthy monkeys. We're looking at this scientific leap.
National parks are meant to be places for quiet and solitude. But noise is just about everywhere — and it doesn't obey park boundaries.
Researchers say the study gives "the best evidence to date" that preventing all head hits, whether concussions occur or not, is the key to preventing the serious form of chronic...
For a possible future vision of New England's offshore wind industry, WBUR's Chris Bentley reported from a part of the U.K. that's staking its economic recovery on offshore wind farms.
The recent cold snap revived the ongoing debate around the construction of gas pipelines. A closer look at the facts is in order, writes Frederick Hewett.
Cancer researchers have made progress recently on a treatment that would be custom-made for a single patient.
Million of Americans have survived cancer. Several local doctors are among a growing group trying to improve the quality of life for those survivors.
CAR-T cell therapy gives new urgency to a long-simmering question: Is there any ceiling on cancer drug prices?
Although medical marijuana has been legal in Massachusetts for six years, most doctors aren’t able to guide cancer patients navigating the system and using it for their symptoms.