A new experimental approach at the interface of chemistry and biology lets scientists peer into the deepest reaches of the body's master controller
Evidence mounts that Saturn's icy moon harbors active hydrothermal vents, making it one of the hottest places to look for life beyond Earth
Now personalized genetic medicine offers tests to avoid dangerous drug reactions—yet doctors are reluctant to use them
Knowledge is forged in the laboratory, but before it reaches the people, it passes through mediators—the government, the media and the scientific establishment—each with its own agenda...
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Engaging the public has long been taboo in scientific circles, but social media outlets are starting to force a change
This fickle and influential climate pattern often gets blamed for extreme weather. A closer look at the most recent cycle shows that the truth is more subtle
To save species from climate change, scientists are looking to move them to areas they have never inhabited before—a strategy fraught with risk
Saturn's icy moon Enceladus has a surprisingly warm inner world
Genetic testing can be used to personalize prescriptions and dosages.
Specially outfitted planes, a research ship and hundreds of weather balloons aim to improve forecasts for strong storms
Farmers who have escaped the battle-torn nation explain how drought and government abuse have driven social violence
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When online shamers cast vicious attacks and threats based on incomplete or false facts, the damage to a person’s reputation is long-lasting, and sometimes irreparable
Survey suggests popularizers start slowly, give lots of credit to others and be prepared to adjust tactics
An antiscience movement once limited mostly to the U.S. is gaining ground on the eastern side of the Atlantic
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