New Methods for Cancer May Benefit Jimmy Carter’s Fight
Experts said the former president, even at 90, was a good candidate for the treatment he has just begun: a highly-targeted form of radiation and an...
Breast Cancer Treatment and D.C.I.S.: Answers to Questions About New Findings
A large study following 100,000 patients with ductal carcinoma in situ for 20 years raises doubts about the standard treatment for the conditions....
Matter: Evolving a Defense, Mimics Save Themselves
Many animals make elaborate disguises to save themselves from predators. And the disguises often seem to be better than they need to be....
Study: Hunting for Bigger Fish, Game Isn't Sustainable
Humans are fishing and hunting animals that are the wrong size and age, in an unsustainable way that flies in the face of nature, a new study...
John Henry Holland, Who Computerized Evolution, Dies at 86
Dr. Holland developed computer codes, which he called genetic algorithms, that mimicked evolutionary processes by mating and mutating possible...
Inside the wildly complicated process of breeding pandas
Congratulations are in order for the National Zoo's female giant panda—or so veterinarians hope based on an ultrasound yesterday: Mei...
Feeling the Heat: Earth in July Was Hottest Month on Record
Federal officials say July was Earth's hottest month on record, smashing old marks.
Early-Stage Breast Condition May Not Require Cancer Treatment
Almost all women given a diagnosis of ductal carcinoma in situ, considered a possible precursor to breast cancer, have a lumpectomy or mastectomy,...
Prehistoric ‘Scarface’ discovered
Pacino has some pint-sized competition. Researchers have recently unveiled a newly discovered pre-mammal species named Ichibengops munyamadziensis...
'Base jumping' spider soars from rainforest treetops
Like a base jumper leaping off a high precipice into the abyss below, a flat, brownish spider dives from the top of a tall tree and careens through...
Divers recover $4.5M in gold coin off Florida beach
A team of treasure hunters scouring the waters off Florida last month recovered a $4.5 million bounty of gold coins – including several made for...
Climate Change Intensifies California Drought, Scientists Say
The odds of California suffering droughts at the far end of the scale, like the current one, have roughly doubled over the past century, scientists...