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Scientists believe there's between 93,000 and 236,000 metric tons of plastic floating on the surface of the world's oceans. That may sound like a lot, but it’s only a fraction...
Doctors have long assumed common steroid injections for knee and hip arthritis were safe; a small but growing body of evidence suggests they might make arthritis worse.
A closer look at a growing health trend that focuses on spending time surrounded by nature.
The Woods Hole Group report's recommendations include posting more lifeguards to watch for sharks, providing people with stop-the-bleed training and enhancing communication at beaches.
Beavers can cause serious flooding problems. But North America’s largest rodent also does a lot of good for the environment. So in the face of climate change, a growing number...
A new diagnostic tool that identifies bacteria quickly might fight antibiotic resistance.
Men and anxiety. New studies show that men don’t experience or express anxiety in the same way as women. That could be affecting men’s access to treatment.
Here are the best times to spot foliage, where to see it and what causes it.
Cloud Appreciation Society founder Gavin Pretor-Pinney takes us on a tour of the sky.
Milasen is thought to be the first example of a treatment created for just one person that's likely to work only for her. Scientists reported the drug reduced or halted...
The 2019 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine honors discoveries in how the body’s cells sense and react to oxygen levels.
Their work resulted in a portable power source that created a technology revolution.
Psychedelics show “immense” promise when it comes to treating mental health disorders, psychologist William Richards says.
A Princeton professor emeritus and two Swiss astronomers will share this year's Nobel Prize in Physics.
Two undersea cables carry electricity from Cape Cod to Nantucket, Now, the island has a new backup supply: a giant battery.
Vaping deaths and injuries are getting attention. Kicking the habit isn’t so easy. What works?
We talk to a Boston-based researcher about what it was like to get an early morning phone call with the life-changing news.
Doctors William G. Kaelin Jr, Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza will jointly share the award.
More than two-thirds of Cape Cod's embayments, or shoreline indentations, and one-third of its freshwater ponds have serious water quality issues, the report finds.
Maine has the largest moose population east of Alaska and was home to some 76,000 animals about seven years ago. A Maine moose biologist said now that number might be...