Protection measures seem to have had no impact on whale deaths, according to a new study that reinforces the need for science-based approaches to reducing large-whale mortality
Legislative efforts aim to tackle the rising incidence of disease
One million volts of electricity could zap the magician as well as the lungs of onlookers
Higher temperatures and an increased risk of drought on the U.S. west coast result in nitrogen by-products that cause cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, especially among the region's rural and urban poor...
Questions about whether hydraulic fracturing is to blame remain as the EPA prepares for peer review
A new study is the first to link the ubiquitous chemical--found in hard plastics, canned foods and paper receipts--with altered thyroid hormones in babies
The Chinese government has been exploring alternative resources in order to improve air quality but it has not scaled up yet, and coal production continues apace
Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman wants psychologists who study social priming to restore credibility with open data and by having multiple labs repeat experiments to make sure that results are robust...
False information is pervasive and difficult to eradicate, but scientists are developing new strategies such as "de-biasing," a method that focuses on facts, to help spread the truth
The best way to teach today's hyperconnected students is to get rid of the departments of geology and biology
A recently completed genome sequence of the new virus has sped up efforts to come up with a diagnostic test to screen for it
Rooftops with reflective paint reduce temperatures in urban areas while cutting building energy costs, but in some development scenarios they might lead to a 4 percent decline in rainfall...
World-class status for research excellence comes with a new set of challenges
To keep jellyfish, fungi and other creatures from overtaking healthy habitats, scientists are exploring food webs and tipping points
Curbing illegal logging via international coordination of law enforcement could be a cost-effective measure to slowing the development of climate change
Researcher Jonathan Haidt delves into the psychology of red state/blue state, and offers hope for reconciliation
Inoculating kids is the best way to protect everyone from flu. Why don't we do it?
Opaque retraction notices in journals can hide fraud while saving face or avoiding libel charges