China and India Burdened by Untreated Mental Disorders
Less than 10 percent of people receive effective treatment in the two countries, a report has found, and the burden of disability is higher than in...
F.D.A. Approves an Immunotherapy Drug for Bladder Cancer
The drug, Tecentriq from Roche, works by using the body’s immune system against tumors, and is the first drug of its type approved for bladder cancer.
How the Air Force's 'space fence' will keep American satellites safe
The first thing to understand about the space fence is that it’s not actually a fence— it’s radar.
After decades-old theft, 1493 Columbus letter returned
In February 1493, Christopher Columbus described his historic journey of the previous year in a letter to the king and queen of Spain.
New dinosaur species discovered in American southwest
Scientists have added another dinosaur species to the prehistoric catalog, and this one was found in what is now Utah.
Cosmic dust on Earth reveals clues to ancient atmosphere
The oldest space dust yet found on Earth suggests that the ancient atmosphere of Earth had significantly more oxygen than previously thought, a new...
NASA funds interstellar flight system, 7 other wild space tech ideas
NASA has funded eight advanced-technology concepts that agency officials believe could help transform space science and exploration.
As Attention Grows, Transgender Children’s Numbers Are Elusive
For all the heated debate about bathroom access, a central fact remains unclear: how many children in the United States identify as transgender.
Company Says It’s Been Indicted for California Oil Spill
Plains All American Pipeline was responsible for a spill of more than 140,000 gallons near Santa Barbara. It denies any criminal wrongdoing.
Watch fireball flash across Maine sky
In this eerie, short video shot by a dashboard camera in a Portland, Maine police cruiser, a huge fireball drops from the sky, giving officers on...
Video shows weather observer battle 109 mph winds
On Monday, observers at New Hampshire’s Mount Washington Observatory gave viewers a glimpse of what it might be like to battle ferocious winds at...
Roman-era treasure retrieved thanks to two strokes of luck
A Roman-era treasure trove has been retrieved thanks to two strokes of luck.