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The hospital technology, typically used to identify human ailments, captured perhaps the world's smallest magnetic resonance image.
Researchers identified nearly 400 common medical practices and theories that were contradicted by rigorous studies. Here are some of the most notable findings.
Francis Collins pledged to decline to speak at conferences that do not include enough women in prominent speaking roles.
In a significant escalation, policymakers are seeking to undermine or discard research showing the most dire risks of inaction on climate change.
A small body of evidence suggests that when it comes to decision making, indoor air may matter more than we have realized.
His 15-year quest to understand how brain cells communicate provided the underlying science for many antipsychotic drugs.
For Karen Uhlenbeck, winner of the Abel Prize for math, a whimsical phenomenon offers a window onto higher dimensions.
Superbugs are spreading. We need doctors trained to treat them.
A policy review follows months of turmoil at the cancer center, which pledged an overhaul, including new rules on public disclosure and limits on outside profits.
The Federal Trade Commission accused Omics International, a publisher in India, of operating hundreds of fake research journals with deceptive business practices.
Mars emits methane, a European orbiter has confirmed. But scientists can't say yet whether the source is geological or biological.
For their work on neural networks, Geoffrey Hinton, Yann LeCun and Yoshua Bengio will share $1 million for what many consider the Nobel Prize of computing.
Dr. Uhlenbeck helped pioneer geometric analysis, developing techniques now commonly used by many mathematicians.
With an analysis of DNA from nearly 300 fossilized remains, scientists are peering into human prehistory in the region.
Contrary to first impressions, Congress has done a decent job standing up for scientific research.
Fewer than 1 percent of doctorates in math are awarded to African-Americans. Edray Goins, who earned one of them, found the upper reaches of the math world a challenging place.
Computer programming once had much better gender balance than it does today. What went wrong?
The planet is getting warmer in catastrophic ways. And fear may be the only thing that saves us.
The body's microbial community may influence the brain and behavior, perhaps even playing a role in dementia, autism and other disorders.
In public, executives wring their hands over automation's negative consequences for workers. In private, they talk about how they are racing to automate.
Some U.S. researchers knew of a Chinese scientist's intentions to implant edited embryos but were unable to stop him. Now scientific institutions are trying to devise global safeguards.
Glaciers are crucial sources of water for people and crops in Central Asia. But global warming is causing glaciers there and around the world to shrink every year.
An analysis concluded that earth's oceans are heating up 40 percent faster on average than a United Nations panel estimated five years ago, a finding with dire implications for climate change.
What does the accelerated death of insects mean for the rest of life on Earth?
Academic research publications rely on doctors to voluntarily disclose their payments from drug and health companies in a lax reporting system some say is broken.
Science is mired in a "replication" crisis. Fixing it will not be easy.
A look at the system's weaknesses, and possible ways to combat them.
Swiss native Hansjörg Wyss will give $1 Billion over the next decade to help accelerate land and ocean conservation around the world.
The sudden, unexplained removal of a research paper on private equity firms buying dermatology practices has raised questions about corporate influence.
A lawsuit accusing one of the country's most selective universities of discriminating against Asian-Americans is providing a glimpse into how admission officers decide.