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Geneticists have studied clues in the DNA of African-Americans about the history of slavery and the Great Migration.
Cadavers at N.Y.U.’s medical school that were supposed to be cremated were buried in a potter’s field, in a practice the university admitted had gone on for years.
A dangerous form of drug resistance has reached the United States, leaving us just one step away from infections that are completely untreatable.
Among many other contributions, Dr. Corkin’s work helped settle a debate about the function of the hippocampus in retrieving and reliving past experiences.
Energy policy experts who followed Mr. Trump’s proposals said that while some hewed to G.O.P. orthodoxy, others appeared implausible and ill considered.
A third SpaceX rocket made its successful return landing on a barge in the Atlantic after the delivery of a satellite.
Recent research has been interpreted as suggesting that cellphones cause cancer. But Gina Kolata explains that the overwhelming evidence suggests that there is no link between the devices and the disease.
A look at federal research on the effects of radiation emitted by cellphones in rats. Some experts debunk the findings; others say don’t discount them.
After a failed attempt, NASA will again pump air into the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, or Beam, which will be a new room for astronauts.
Roger Harrabin visits a factory in Wales that is using ice to make fridges more economical.
Bad news for Stonehenge, Venice and the Statue of Liberty. A report says climate change poses a colossal threat to World Heritage sites on five continents.
“You would think it would be things like wildlife, raging rivers and stuff like that,” an official says. But you should worry about little things like ticks.
US scientists produce their most precise date yet for the colossal landslide that shaped the big red canyon running through what is now Zion National Park.
Researchers invent a DNA "tape recorder" that can trace the family history of every cell in a body.
An exhaustively researched work on the much maligned dog breed concludes that they are more victims than monsters.
After a relatively wet winter that eased fears of shortages, drier conditions may return to the state, both for the short and long term.
The setting sun will align perfectly with the numbered streets that run east and west on the city’s grid on Sunday and Monday.
A halt is called to the deployment of a new, expandable "room" on the International Space Station when it fails to open up as expected.
All references to climate change's impact on World Heritage sites in Australia are removed from a UN report after a government request.
The water vole has become Britain's most endangered mammal, but a project in Worcestershire is trying to reverse the decline.