Hunting for a misplaced set of keys or a dead cell phone can be a nuisance. But for people who search for concealed weapons or malignant tumors, finding a target—and one they're not sure is even there—could be a matter of life or death...
Google delivered an ultimatum to the Chinese government Tuesday, stating on its blog that it is no longer willing to censor results on Google.cn, the Chinese version of its search engine...
What if the only thing life has to fear is life itself?
At a lecture Monday evening at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, paleontologist Peter D.
The more information about cholesterol's complex health role that comes to light, the more curious are the ways it seems to be important.
A growing body of research has noted the substance's importance in the brain (which holds about a quarter of the body's total cholesterol)...
When humans started to domesticate dogs around 14,000 years ago, they unknowingly embarked on a genetics experiment that is still going on today. Although domesticated canines were probably first kept around the home because they made good watchdogs, humans have selected breeds in the past few hundred years to have an encyclopedia of exaggerated traits, from flat faces to stubby legs or wrinkly skin...
Despite medical advances and increasing access to improved obstetric care across the globe, surgical childbirths are still more risky for both mother and baby, according to an ongoing international survey by the World Health Organization (WHO)...
A host of genome-wide studies has shown that a man's genetic makeup can predispose him to prostate cancer, currently the most common form of cancer in men other than skin cancer.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Astronomical Society meeting, held here this week, was officially the largest congregation of astronomers (3,400 of them) in history—the most extraordinary collection of cosmic knowledge that has ever gathered together with the possible exception of when Isaac Newton dined alone...
On the heels of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announcement that it would allow a proposed coal mine involving mountaintop removal to go forward, 12 environmental scientists have published a review of the practice that condemns it in no uncertain terms...
A team of researchers has successfully factored a 232-digit number into its two composite prime-number factors, but too late to claim a $50,000 prize once attached to the achievement.
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