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Research into the mind-body connection shows that attitude is everything when it comes to healthy aging.
In the continually regenerating hydra, fluorescent markers help researchers track stem cells on the way to their cellular fate.
Research by pet-food maker Purina aims to disable the major allergen carried in cat saliva, a protein called Fel d1.
The rise of Candida auris, a deadly fungus spurring outbreaks in the United States and worldwide, may have been aided by climate change.
Subtle defects affecting T cells altered the animals’ microbiome and fat absorption, providing hints of what might also be going on in people.
In 1969, a drug that crippled a generation found new life as a treatment for leprosy.
The U.S. space agency has released new images for the Chandra X-ray Observatory’s 20th birthday.
The fact that no one has been killed by shots of dark matter suggests the mysterious substance is relatively small and light.
Temperatures at the end of the 20th century were hotter almost everywhere on the planet than in the previous two millennia.
In the lab, an alga and a fungus teamed up to exchange food, similar to lichens. But instead of staying outside, the alga moved into the fungal cells.
Two brain regions, including one active in mammal parents, lit up with activity in both male and female poison frogs when caring for their tadpoles.
A new book explains how many of today’s popular foods got started on Central Asia’s ancient Silk Road trade networks.
Around the United States, groundwater wells are getting deeper in search of new sources of freshwater, a new study shows.
Gut bacteria may alter ALS symptoms for good or ill.
Simple molecules called alpha hydroxy acids form cell-sized structures in conditions mimicking early Earth chemistry.
Scientists precisely manipulated the ion’s oscillations and energy levels, a key step toward building better quantum computers.
India’s Chandrayaan 2 mission just launched, hoping to become the first Indian spacecraft to land on the moon.
The wrinkle-smoothing treatment Botox may relieve pain from muscle spasms in the pelvic floor of women with endometriosis.
Leaving more time between successive pregnancies matters for infant survival, but only in less-developed countries.
Magnets that generate persistent magnetic fields are usually solid. But new little bar magnets have the mechanical properties of liquids.
A flexible bone that helps with chewing may have helped give rise to the Age of Mammals, a new fossil shows.
Using optogenetics to stimulate about 20 nerve cells causes mice to perceive nonexistent vertical or horizontal lines.
Artificial wombs to support preemie babies are closer to reality.
Clues left on infected ant jaws may reveal how the ‘zombie-ant-fungus’ contracts ant muscles to make their death grip.