Trilobites: When Human Relatives First Visited a Green Arabian Peninsula
Evidence of the activities of early hominins found in the Saudi desert suggests that they found an area that once was similar to the East African...
Matter: How to Turbocharge the Flu Shot (It Involves Llamas)
A giant antibody created in the laboratory shielded mice against dozens of flu strains, offering hope for better protection in humans.
Russia Set to Resume Astronaut Trips to the International Space Station
The announcement signals that the Soyuz spacecraft has been deemed safe for crewed travel following two astronauts’ harrowing emergency return to...
It’s Not Just Pre-Existing Conditions. Voters Weigh Many Health Issues on State Ballots
Referendums include issues from Medicaid expansion to abortion, dialysis costs to indoor vaping, and much more.
NASA’s Dawn Mission to the Asteroid Belt Says Good Night
Launched in 2007, the spacecraft discovered bright spots on Ceres and forbidding terrain on Vesta.
Major Study Finds ‘Some Evidence’ of Link Between Cellphone Radiation and Brain Cancer
But the results apply only to male rats and involve radio frequencies long out of routine use.
Ryan Zinke, Trump’s Interior Secretary, Faces Increased Ethics Scrutiny
The criticism escalated sharply after reports this week that an investigation into Mr. Zinke had been referred to the Justice Department, a...
Taking the Oceans’ Temperature, Scientists Find Unexpected Heat
Using a new technique, researchers found that between 1991 and 2016 the oceans warmed an average of 60 percent more per year than previous estimates.
A Guide to the Ryan Zinke Investigations
Ryan Zinke has faced more than 15 ethics inquiries since taking over the Interior Department. At least six are ongoing.
Studies Warn Against Minimally Invasive Surgery for Cervical Cancer
Compared to open surgery for cervical cancer, the less invasive approach was more likely to result in cancer recurrence and death, new studies found.
Once Paralyzed, Three Men Take Steps Again With Spinal Implant
An experimental, pacemaker-like device offers hope for treating spinal injuries.
Scientists Warn That World’s Wilderness Areas Are Disappearing
“Wild areas provide a lot of life support systems for the planet,” said the author of a study that found 77 percent of earth’s land had been...