Clues to Your Health Are Hidden at 6.6 Million Spots in Your DNA
With a sophisticated new algorithm, scientists have found a way to forecast an individual’s risks for five deadly diseases.
They Thought Hemophilia Was a ‘Lifelong Thing.’ They May Be Wrong.
Experimental gene therapies have yielded promising results in early trials. But the drugs have left some patients wary, worried that success will...
Black widow spiders bring their venom to Canada as planet warms
Venomous black widow spiders now range farther north than scientists expected, into an area including the most-inhabited parts of Canada. And...
Interstellar travel requires a long-term approach (and humans are too impatient)
The biggest hurdle to mounting an interstellar mission may be humanity's short attention span.
NASA spotted a vast, glowing 'hydrogen wall' at the edge of our solar system
There's a "hydrogen wall" at the edge of our solar system, and NASA scientists think their New Horizons spacecraft can see it.
Chinese tourist killed by hippo while taking pictures, fisherman mauled to death nearby
A Chinese tourist was attacked and killed by a hippo while taking pictures on the edge of Lake Naivasha in Kenya's Rift Valley, just hours after a...
Orca that carried dead, decomposing calf for weeks now returns to fun with friends
An endangered orca who captivated the world with her “tour of grief” has returned to her pod after spending more than two weeks clinging to her...
Andean flamingos lay eggs for first time since 2003, charity says
The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) shared the news about the birds from WWT Slimbridge in a Thursday press release.
U.S. Ambassador Denies Threatening Ecuador Over Breast-Feeding Resolution
Ambassador Todd C. Chapman said that allegations he pressured the country by threatening trade sanctions and withdrawal of military aid were...
NASA's Parker Solar Probe blasts off on epic journey to 'touch the Sun'
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force station on its historic mission to the Sun.
NASA to Make Second Parker Solar Probe Launch Attempt
The spacecraft, which NASA says will “touch the sun,” was unable to get off the launchpad early Saturday morning because of technical issues.
Massachusetts police capture 'jaw-dropping' boa constrictor from under car hood
Police in Massachusetts were dispatched to deal with a shocking discovery Saturday after a resident found a boa constrictor beneath the hood of a car.