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The OSIRIS-REx mission may help explain the origins of the solar system and how the ingredients for life arrived on Earth.
By tilting their heads back and forth, bats are better able to hear.
Those pointy ears and stumpy tails? The dogs probably weren't born with them.
"When I think about how patients might harm themselves, guns frighten me the most."
A federally funded project that researchers say has potential to promote aging in place began by asking low-income seniors with disabilities how their lives at home could be better, according to a stu...
A viral tweet shows how important adjective order is for English speakers. Why do we care?
A mass grave full of ancient tetrapod teens — the ancestors to all land vertebrates — might hold some clues to evolution.
OSIRIS-REx launches Thursday to high-five the asteroid Bennu and help reveal the origins of life.
An expert panel proposes sweeping initiatives to step up testing of immunotherapy treatments, increase screening for hereditary cancer and improve understanding of childhood cancer.
The activity is meant as enrichment and a source of income, but it's also a reminder of the animals' captivity.
Dementia took over Pauline Finster’s 91-year-old mind long ago and she may die without having another real conversation with her daughter. After Finster broke her hip in July 2015, Jackie Mantua notic...
It’s clear that what patients with chronic illnesses do outside the doctor’s office — how much they exercise, what they eat and whether they take their medication — can affect their health conditions....
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The craft’s mission will take seven years and cover 4 billion miles through space.
Eye infection in mice raises possibility that people could become infected with Zika through contact with tears from infected people.
Researchers said it appears to be similar to the "dauer state" in nematode worms when faced with starvation, overcrowding or other toxic environments.
"It is incredible we have captured this at the final hour," Rosetta mission manager Patrick Martin said.
The evolution of allergic reactions is a little murky.
Families worry that their loved ones are in pain but can’t communicate about it.
Leakage and strong urge to urinate are common ills. Simple treatments may work.