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Scientists say they have developed a better way to predict how diseases such as Lassa fever jump from animals to humans.
Leading scientists have been particularly vocal in arguing against the UK leaving the European Union. But how would Brexit really affect UK science, asks Tom Feilden.
Forensic experts have long used decomposing pigs as proxies for humans in estimating when someone died. But a study found pigs make poor stand-ins.
Collar-mounted cameras have produced glimpses of a polar bear’s life, giving researchers a picture of their activities and energy use.
Scientists observe polar bears’ behavior in their natural environment by fitting them with collars that have cameras.
Bird’s nest soup, including bird saliva, is supposed to improve the immune system, skin and sex drive. The demand means trouble for the birds themselves.
Patients suffering from paralysis and muscular wasting diseases are enthusiastic, but medical experts say the idea is “at best premature and at worst reckless.”
A plane powered only by the sun travels to New York City for a photoshoot at the Statue of Liberty, ahead of crossing the Atlantic Ocean.
A group of 13 Nobel prize-winning scientists warn leaving the EU poses a "key risk" to British science.
These butterflies are not shy, and with a little practice, observers can learn the basics of how they communicate.
Astronaut Tim Peake is recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.
Health officials said the researcher at the University of Pittsburgh struck herself with a needle, in what appeared to be the first-known such case.
They may not exist now. But new discoveries imply that they once did.
No one has contracted Zika from a mosquito in the continental United States, but health experts expect it to happen, so they are drafting a plan.
A new interactive atlas shows the global effects of artificial light on views of the stars from Earth.
More than 80% of the world's population lives under light-polluted skies, a study suggests.
Using data and computer simulations, researchers say warming temperatures increased the likelihood of a deluge like the one that affected Paris.
The New York Aquarium in Brooklyn will show that the city is more than an urban jungle. Activities will focus on sea life and the threat to ocean habitats.
Archaeologists using satellite imagery discover a huge, ceremonial monument at the Petra World Heritage site in southern Jordan.
A fellowship program in New York City, where 5,000 autopsies are performed yearly, has created a new generation of medical examiners across the country.