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A new report in The New England Journal of Medicine confirms what many cancer researchers have known — that an “epidemic” can be traced to overdiagnosis.
A “red gene” that originated from dinosaurs gives some birds and turtles special color vision, allowing them to see differences in shades that aren’t detectable to humans.
A fossilized bone tumor in South Africa is the oldest known case of cancer, researchers say. The extent of the disease so long ago remains elusive.
The synchronized behavior of schools of fish fascinates researchers, who have yet to fully determine what factors determine the direction they go.
A just-completed project off the coast of Rhode Island, though relatively tiny, is at the forefront of a sea-based transition to renewable energy.
“Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” will be shown in a new format at the New York Film Festival, but Sony is still figuring out how to best show it beyond New York.
Archaeologists have uncovered a mysterious stone structure buried under what they describe as Scotland's "largest Neolithic rubbish dump".
Spider silk is used to create a superlens for a microscope, allowing Bangor University scientists to view objects previously deemed "invisible".
Traveling a little farther for a higher-quality place can have a measurable difference in outcomes.
For the past few years, researchers have been holding forums to see how people would ration limited medical resources during disasters or pandemics.
Health officials are preparing for the arrival of locally transmitted cases of the virus by laying traps, spraying and conducting lab tests.
Starting in 1966, Dr. Henderson, known as D.A., led the World Health Organization’s war on the smallpox virus, and achieved success astonishingly quickly.
In Ashton Hayes, residents have banded together to cut greenhouse emissions with solar panels, wine-and-cheese nights and no politicians.
There was some worry, but not enough to dim the party atmosphere. Said one man: “Maybe it’s only a problem if there’s a big swarm. I’m pretty chill.”
The practice of depleting the forest for precious fuel during hard times has been taking a toll at taps in the capital city, Lilongwe.
Firefighters in California gain ground in tackling the massive Blue Cut wildfire, containing around 40% and allowing many evacuees to return home.
The question of whether to get a pet is more complex than you’d think. The needs of the animal are as important as the needs of the owner, experts say.
Federal health officials issued a broad advisory after Florida identified five new infections from local transmissions and a second active Zika zone.
Thirty-six people have caught the Zika virus in southern Florida, but no one knows how large an area is affected or how long the danger will last.
Their parents sing for Australian finches when they are about to hatch, and it somehow helps them thrive in high temperatures.