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Souped-up instruments could spot never-before-seen sources of gravitational waves.
In ‘The Perfect Predator,’ an epidemiologist recounts the battle to save her husband from an antibiotic-resistant infection.
A new type of tiny machine harnesses quantum physics to produce more power than a normal engine, under certain conditions.
As CBD-laced foods and health products gain popularity, researchers are just beginning to fill the gaping holes in knowledge about this cannabis molecule’s benefits.
Packing overdose medication into nanoparticles could help it better counteract dangerous synthetic opioids.
New details shift the debate on whether Smilodon lived and hunted in packs, and answer questions about other behaviors and abilities.
Desert kangaroo rats have a wide arsenal for dodging rattlesnake ambushes. But the most dramatic might be their powerful midair kick.
A new fossil and evidence that the hominids interbred with humans as recently as 15,000 years ago only add to Denisovans’ mystery.
Scientists are gearing up to release the first image of the black hole at the center of the galaxy. Here’s what they hope to find out.
Antarctica’s coasts get most of their snow from just a few big storms each year.
Moons located among Saturn’s inner rings are different colors depending on their distance from the planet, suggesting they’re picking up ring debris.
Losses due to the amphibian-killing chytrid fungus are “the greatest documented loss of biodiversity attributable to a pathogen,” researchers find.
A long-sought protein proves vital for mosquitoes’ ability to detect lactic acid, a great clue for finding a human.
In 1969, physicians abused drugs at a higher rate than the general public — that’s still true today.
Bioengineered blood vessels could provide a safer alternative than donor vessels or synthetic implants.
Starting a cystic fibrosis drug sooner than usual may protect an afflicted child’s lungs, pancreases and reproductive tissue, a study in ferrets hints.
Bits of space debris that collect in Earth’s atmosphere may come from as far as the cold, distant Kuiper Belt region beyond Neptune.
Overnight seizures seemed to muddle memories in people with epilepsy.
An analysis of semen from men whose partners have experienced multiple miscarriages revealed abnormalities, a small study finds.
Memory improvements after a short bout of exercise mirrored those seen after months of training.
Most marijuana-linked cases at a Denver hospital involved weed smokers. But people who ate the drug were more likely to have heart or psych issues.
A study finds new evidence that adult brains grow new nerve cells, even the brain of an octogenarian.
Pinning down the source of protons’ spin is surprisingly hard to do.
The newly approved drug brexanolone simulates a natural hormone to alleviate symptoms of postpartum depression.