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Last year, doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children were confronted with a difficult decision.
"We've never seen this in our 468 brains, except in individuals some 20 years older," said Ann McKee, director of Boston University's CTE Center.
The Senate should pass a bill allowing taxpayers to donate money through their tax returns to poor countries vulnerable to climate change, writes Abby Maxman.
As the U.N. Climate Conference gets underway in Germany, one local Boston writer contemplates our weirdly warm autumn and "the new normal."
The private Jesuit school, better known for its philosophy and economics programs, says the science facility will also bring a new engineering major to campus.
We spent a day with Jonathan Losos, biology professor and curator of herpetology at Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology.
Why does our hair stand on end when we hear music from thrillers or horror movies? Researchers say scary sounds act as a stimulus and evoke a biological response.
Brian Buma retraced the journey of the late William S. Cooper, known as the godfather of modern ecology, to find the location of some of the oldest ecology records in...
In this new series, our BostonomiX team attempts to answer two questions: what are the jobs of the future? And, what skills do you need for those jobs?
For some immigrants, the fear of running into ICE agents has made public places, like hospitals, appear threatening. So what happens when an immigration agent asks about a patient?
A condition called cold stunning causes Kemp's ridley sea turtles' average heart rates to significantly decrease as the weather gets colder.
Because the twins' circulation was connected, the death of the sicker twin would kill her healthier sister. But operating to separate them would lead directly to the death of the...
New research out of Germany is raising alarms about the health of the world's ecosystems.
For the first time ever, astronomers have caught a glimpse of the cosmic fireball that results from two dead stars colliding.
Though the microbes that rule our world are normally too small to see, they can be quite beautiful -- when viewed through the right lenses.
If approved, Luxturna would be the first legal gene therapy on the market in the U.S.
We tend to think of facial expressions as being key to discerning how someone is feeling, but recent experiments suggest voice may be an especially accurate indicator.
One captive breeding program in northern Colorado is showing promise bringing the animal back from oblivion.
Alzheimer’s disease is often passed on through a faulty gene. One man living in rural Washington state has the gene, but, so far, he doesn’t have the disease. And researchers...
A proposed natural gas power plant in Rhode Island is receiving lots of environmental push back. One major concern is the impact the plant in Burrillville would have on woodland...