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The drug did work on a handful of patients taking it alone, without another medication. But some experts were skeptical about the small subset.
Scientists have used high-power X-rays to "see inside" an exquisite and complete dinosaur specimen.
An orangutan copying sounds made by researchers offers new clues to how human speech evolved, scientists say.
A small number of people with strong personal grievances appear to be mining previous rampages for methods and potential targets to plan their own attacks.
Every day hundreds of thousands of Britons put their coffee cup into a recycling bin. They're wrong - those cups aren't recyclable.
A proposal to remove the designation from international guidelines is rapidly gaining support, and would lessen stigmatization.
A new study suggests that the increasing acidification of the oceans is likely to interfere with the ability of fish to reproduce.
Fishermen in the Piura region of Peru have rescued an exhausted whale calf that had become trapped in a net.
The prospect of using cloning to treat humans has been boosted by new evidence suggests that it can be used safely in animals.
To help you decide, here are some guideposts on skin cancer research and the views of some experts.
The president of the Royal Society has called for the UK government to underwrite the research of all UK-based researchers who apply for EU funding now.
Dolly the sheep's "siblings" are generally healthy, a study has shown, providing hope that cloning can yield animals free from degenerative illness.
Scientists have answered a longstanding question about whether cloned animals age prematurely.
A new survey shows distrust of scientists, a suspicion about claims of progress and discomfort with the idea of meddling with human abilities.
Sewage and trash continue to flow untreated into Rio de Janeiro’s waters, and recent tests found pathogens including rotaviruses and drug-resistant “superbacteria.”
A rare white humpback whale has been spotted off Australia's east coast travelling at a leisurely pace not far from the famous holiday town Byron Bay.
On World Mangrove Day, Sri Lanka's prime minister says mangroves' ability to swiftly absorb carbon make them vital in the fight to curb climate change.
The first round-the-world solar powered flight has been completed.
The Solar Impulse becomes the first aircraft to circle the globe powered by the sun after landing in Abu Dhabi on the last leg of its journey.
A force of marines and rangers is outnumbered as it tries to protect the area anchored by the Tambopata reserve, one of the most biologically diverse places on earth.