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The study provides more proof that greenhouse gases are dangerous to human health.
Oceans cover more than 70 percent of the Earth's surface, and all that water is in constant motion.
The Geminids meteor shower peaks Thursday night, as it does each year around mid-December.
A new portable, battery-powered diagnostic test could allow public health officials to test for Ebola, malaria and other diseases in less than 30 minutes.
Warming in Arctic raises fears of a "rapid unraveling" of the region. Reindeer numbers crash by half. We’ll confront the climate emergency in the Arctic.
Seven of the endangered whales were spotted Tuesday for the first time this feeding season.
Scientists are trying to learn more about the impact of the deadly white-nose syndrome on bats — by listening to the calls of bats left behind.
The National Institutes of Health says it will spend up to $20 million to find alternatives to human fetal tissue.
Patrick Abbott, a physicist at the National Institute of Science and Technology, explains to Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson what the change means.
The earliest sunset of the year has already happened, even though the shortest day of the year isn't until Dec. 21.
CRISPR has been in the headlines recently, as a Chinese scientist's claims he created gene-edited twin girls continue to be met with international outrage.
It works on inflammation, on glucose metabolism, on weight and blood pressure and more -- and even if you only adopt it partially, researchers say, the Mediterranean diet can improve...
A new long-term study of American women found those following a Mediterranean-style diet had a reduced risk for heart attack, stroke and vascular death.
Some farmers and scientists are arguing for oversight of a new generation of gene-edited food, made through a process called CRISPR.
Roger Goodell has made it clear throughout his term as commissioner that his primary purpose is to “protect the shield.” And that's exactly what he's done, writes Bill Littlefield.
These days, more parents are up front about their decision to conceive through donor sperm, and donors are more open to releasing biographical details so that they can be contacted...
A biologist in upstate New York is part of an international effort to monitor and evaluate a tiny owl called the northern saw-whet.
Sperm donations are creating genetic families around the world. And there’s a new push for those siblings to meet.
A photograph of Sully, George H.W. Bush's service dog, lying in front of the former president's casket went viral over the weekend.
Climate change and its impact on the amount of snow in the Northeast could significantly slow the growth of maple trees.