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“The idea here is to vaccinate the mice,” Stafford says. “What we’ve done is incorporate a Lyme disease vaccine in an oral bait that would immunize them. That would prevent...
The five key behaviors it looked at: not smoking, limiting alcohol, maintaining a healthy weight, physical activity and healthy diet.
A new paper from Harvard researchers reveals the discovery of the largest gas structure known in the Milky Way galaxy.
Any country that stakes its future on fossil fuels owns the Australian bushfires, writes Frederick Hewett. Any country not 100% committed to a prompt transition to an economy based on...
Possibly the very best thing you can do to help yourself eat better is ... not about choosing a particular type of food.
Gene-editing technologies have huge potential to alleviate human suffering, writes Sarah Ruth Bates. But, like all very powerful technologies, they also carry enormous risks if used improperly.
Nearly 50 million people in the U.S. live with chronic pain.
An extraordinary discovery in Colorado has created a window into an evolutionary period we previously knew very little about.
An inside look at the world's first synthetic frog.
WBUR health and science reporter Carey Goldberg joined WBUR's Morning Edition host Bob Oakes to walk us through the genetic advances of 2019.
WBUR Earthwhile reporter Miriam Wasser has been following the project closely and joined Morning Edition to discuss the details.
Climate change-linked floods, storms and wildfires battered countries across the world in 2019. We look at the five biggest threads of the year.
The Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station closed May 31, ending nuclear power generation in Massachusetts. While the doors of the plant have closed, many questions about its future remain.
This year marked the 50th anniversary the Apollo 11 mission bringing astronauts to the moon.
People in Southeast Asia and parts of the Middle East witnessed a partial eclipse of the sun on Thursday known as the "ring of fire."
The first clear image of a black hole and a revolutionary method for modifying genes were among the top advancements in science in this decade.
A special hour of Radio Boston looks back at some of our favorite conversations about animals from the past year.
Just 1% of New England's electricity came from coal in 2018. But for climate change activists, that's still too much.
A special hour of Radio Boston revisits our celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
Among the elements that make the most difference: produce, whole grains and nuts on the positive side, sugary drinks and processed meat on the negative side.