Pakistan Has Just One New Polio Case, but Isn’t Declaring Victory Yet
The country has come tantalizingly close to eradicating the virus in recent years, only to be foiled by instability, mistrust and attacks on...
Trilobites: The Thing Inside Your Cells That Might Determine How Long You Live
You may have forgotten about the nucleolus since you took biology class, but scientists think this structure inside every cell in your body may...
Technique From Golden State Killer Arrest Leads to Suspect in 1987 Killings
A break in the 31-year-long investigation of the killing in Washington State of a young Canadian couple came after DNA was uploaded to an ancestry...
Q&A: How Hot Can Lava Get?
The eruptions at Kilauea offer a glimpse into the range of temperatures for volcanic magma and lava.
New Youth Center at American Indian Museum Focuses on Invention
At the National Museum of the American Indian, imagiNATIONS emphasizes native innovations in math, science and engineering.
The Baby’s Hand Was Mummified. Why Wasn’t the Rest of Its Body?
Hungarian archaeologists think they have an explanation for an unusual form of mummification, but their solution poses a new mystery.
A Guide to Gynecological Exams: What Should — and Shouldn’t — Happen
The cases of Dr. Larry Nassar and Dr. George Tyndall involve touching and comments that gynecologists say are highly inappropriate.
New Drug Offers Hope to Millions With Severe Migraines
The F.D.A. has approved the first drug designed to prevent migraines, a persistent cause of misery worldwide.
Hail Caesar Salad! Romaine Is Safe to Eat Again
Federal health officials say the tainted lettuce is no longer on the shelves or on restaurant menus, because the harvesting season in the Yuma,...
Trilobites: A Very Hungry Black Hole Is Found, Gorging on Stars
Astronomers in Australia say they have discovered a fast-growing black hole swallowing stars in a baby galaxy 12 billion light years from here.
Trilobites: In Virtual Reality, How Much Body Do You Need?
It might be as little as a pair of hands and feet, researchers in Japan found after recording subjects who wore an Oculus Rift headset.
‘Will You Be My Emergency Contact?’ Takes on a Whole New Meaning
Researchers mined medical records to build family trees they hope could help advance medical research, but the privacy implications worry some...