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A new study uses genetic testing to assess a person's obesity risk.
Patients languish in pain, waiting for treatment, while their doctors hunt down test results from other hospitals. But Boston can fix this problem, writes Dr. Pranay Sinha.
The North Atlantic right whale is one of the rarest species of whale on the planet. They number only about 411.
Cape Cod had two shark attacks last summer, including the state's first fatal human attack in 80 years.
Why all this effort to see such a rare celestial object? asks Marcia Bartusiak. Studying the black hole may tell us how our galaxy first emerged into the universe.
Grocery store robots are here, roaming the aisles of local stores. But, according to one Walmart employee, they're not quite up to speed just yet.
The corals were collected during a 2018 expedition in the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts National Monument.
There are robots roaming the aisles of Walmart and other grocery stores. Monitoring inventory, cleaning up spills and potentially replacing workers.
Scientists released the first ever real image of a black hole. They relied on an algorithm from MIT graduate student Katie Bouman.
A team of over 200 astronomers, including scientists from MIT’s Haystack Observatory, has — for the first time — captured direct images of a black hole. Among other implications, by...
The black hole in the photograph is some 55 million light-years from Earth.
Before he was embroiled in the scandal, Gordie Ernst was known as a tennis and hockey star from a well-known athletic family.
After the electrical current, older adults' memory matched the 90% accuracy rate of the younger participants, the research found.
Illinois joins a growing list of states adopting "Tobacco 21" policies to combat teen vaping. Will it curb usage?
"It's time to bury the world's most misleading measure," Peter Wilson writes in his new article for The Economist's 1843 magazine.
Dr. Isaac Kohane, one of the paper's authors and chair of the biomedical informatics department at Harvard Medical School, joined WBUR's Morning Edition host Bob Oakes to discuss the findings....
Not all calories are the same, so why are we still using them as the measure for nutrition?
More satellites and more junk are in orbit, and scientists want action to stop long-term problems for space travel.
Public suspicion and distrust in the science of GMOs eventually drove Devang Mehta to quit the field.
Music and the human brain. A neuroscientist and opera singer guides us through the science of how and why music moves us.