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The battle over work that led to the Nobel Prize involves issues of scientific credit, honesty and reliability, one expert says, and "if you add money to the mix, it...
New numbers compiled by researchers in Australia reveal just how widespread the decline of insect populations around the world has gotten.
More than 500,000 people in the U.S. experience homeless on any given night. But many shelters only provide a brief roof over their heads.
Salmon raised in hatcheries sometimes have trouble finding their way back to the waters where they were born.
Recalibrating the world for sustainability and economic justice will not come from taking polite baby steps, writes Miles Howard.
From fetal heartbeat bills to procedures later in pregnancy, we’ll look at the rising legal battles around abortion.
Scientists in Maine are using DNA to try to preserve the remaining populations of a fish that lives in 14 lakes and ponds in the state and nowhere else in...
At the New England Aquarium, scientists study marine mammal feces to learn about the animals' reproductive and stress hormones, in an effort to help save endangered right whales.
Here are all the nitty, gritty details about the New England Aquarium's right whale and fur seal poop collection programs.
As price-control efforts go, the president's latest plan is "fairly business-friendly," says Boston College health economist Sam Richardson.
The state of the union is indeed sad when the president believes socialism is a bigger threat than climate change, writes Frederick Hewett.
The Republican encouraged Congress to follow Massachusetts' lead in reducing greenhouse gases and building climate resiliency.
Contrary to previous research, the fertility-clinic study finds that marijuana smokers appear to have better sperm counts and concentrations than those who have never smoked.
As the bobcats return, biologists want to learn more about what these mysterious wild cats are up to.
We use the term for physicians, but what about scientists with Ph.D.s?
The shifting colors are due to changes in the types and location of phytoplankton, according to a new study. The blues are getting bluer and the greens are getting greener.
Among all the other nasty symptoms, viral illnesses pose the challenge of waiting it out without the antibiotics you might wish you could take.
With the winter cold, animals living outside are forced to adjust. Many smaller critters burrow into snow to keep warm, and some frogs willingly freeze solid, then thaw out when...
Superstar astronomer Avi Loeb discusses mysteries surrounding the interstellar space object known as 'Oumuamua, why it could be a probe sent by an alien civilization, and how the scientific community...
Biologists are trying to help the butterflies — now only found on a few islands in the Florida Keys — return to life in the wild.