A Conversation With: A Battle Plan for a War on Rare Diseases
Dr. Matthew Might is developing a strategy for people seeking treatments for little-known ailments.
MSK Cancer Center Orders Staff to ‘Do a Better Job’ of Disclosing Industry Ties
In an email to staff members, chief executives at Memorial Sloan Kettering responded to news that a top doctor had failed to report links to...
California Tries New Tack on Gun Violence: Bullet Controls
The state already has some of the strictest gun control legislation. Now it's pushing to limit the unfettered sale of ammunition.
Giant Trap Is Deployed to Catch Plastic Littering the Pacific Ocean
Organizers hope a 2,000-foot-long unmanned boom will collect 150,000 pounds of plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in a year.
Top Cancer Researcher Fails to Disclose Corporate Financial Ties in Major Research Journals
A senior official at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has received millions of dollars in payments from companies that are involved in...
Trilobites: Hand-Feeding Hummingbirds: You Can Do It, but Should You?
Videos abound on the internet of people using customized hats and other tools to hand-feed the tiny fliers. Here’s what you need to know if you’d...
Quarantined Aircraft and Sick Passengers. It’s Not as Scary as It Sounds.
The quarantine of a flight to New York was followed by sick passengers reported on flights into Philadelphia. But experts say events like this are...
Trilobites: New Antarctica Map Is Like ‘Putting on Glasses for the First Time and Seeing 20/20’
A high resolution terrain map of Earth’s frozen continent will help researchers better track changes on the ice as the planet warms.
Trilobites: Hundreds of Seals Are Dying on the New England Coast
Deaths of gray and harbor seals, in much greater numbers than usual, have been attributed to viruses related to distemper and the flu.
Science Does Not Support Claims That Contraceptives Are ‘Abortion-Inducing’
Judge Kavanaugh’s use of the term in his confirmation hearing resurrected a controversial phrase.
Global Health: Vaccines Against H.I.V., Malaria and Tuberculosis Unlikely, Study Says
Unless the $3 billion spent annually on research triples, the world may not be able to invent vaccines or rapid cures for many ills of the poor.
Q&A: Flying Toward the Light
Several theories examine why night airborne insects are drawn to artificial lights, even if it spells doom for them.