F.D.A. Approves Another in a New Class of Cholesterol Drugs
The new drug, Repatha, is made by Amgen for people with extremely high cholesterol levels and heart patients who do not get adequate results from...
Buzz Aldrin Joins University, Forming 'Master Plan' for Mars
Buzz Aldrin is teaming up with Florida Institute of Technology to develop "a master plan" for colonizing Mars within 25 years....
A Twist to How a Túngara Frog Finds Her Prince
Given a choice of two males, a female will pick the most attractive. But, researchers say, that’s not necessarily the case when a third male is...
American astronauts are drinking recycled Russian pee
Every drop of water counts aboard the International Space Station, and drinking recycled urine is a fact of life—if you're an American...
A Home’s Story, Told in Dust, Bacteria and Fungi
An analysis of dust from 1,200 homes across the continental United States provides new information about the fungal and bacterial communities...
Many Psychology Findings Not as Strong as Claimed, Study Says
Only 36 of 100 studies that the Reproducibility Project looked at held up fully to scrutiny. But some questioned the process of replication itself....
Study Can't Confirm Results of Many Psychology Experiments
A large group of researchers set out to repeat 100 experiments published by leading psychology journals to see how often they would get the same...
Matter: The Slow Process of Countering the Emerald Ash Borer
Scientists hope to help North American ashes defend against an Asian beetle that has caused widespread damage throughout the U.S....
NASA: Rising sea levels more dangerous than thought
The consequences of global sea level rise could be even scarier than the worst-case scenarios predicted by the dominant climate models, which don't...
Fire fountains of the ancient Moon explained
The ancient lunar surface once erupted with geysers of lava — and now, scientists think they know what caused those fiery fountains.
Baby panda twin dies at National Zoo
One of giant panda Mei Xiang's twin cubs died Aug. 26, just five days after its birth, the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, D.C., reported.
Smaller of Panda Cub Twins Dies at the National Zoo
The other cub appears to be healthy and officials are optimistic it will survive.