As recent years have seen great progress in treating cancer, the country’s second leading cause of death with almost 600,000 people dying from it last year, American researchers are struggling to keep the momentum. While they have developed more than…
Texans are questioning how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is handling Superfund sites in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
By Carmen Heredia Rodriguez, Kaiser Health News
A new crop of young people are falling off their parents’ insurance plans when they turn 26 — the age when the Affordable Care Act stipulates that children must leave family policies.
By Damian Garde, STAT
The founder of biotech’s largest and most powerful hedge fund has for years perpetuated a toxic culture of sexual harassment, former employees told STAT.
By John Upton, Climate Central and Kate Wheeling, Pacific Standard
Tens of thousands of homeless in Southern California are struggling to escape smoke as wildfires tear through the region.
Two new documentaries on Dian Fossey and Jane Goodall spotlight the complicated and contrasting paths they took toward scientific greatness.
By Teresa Carey
Neuroscientists at Johns Hopkins University look into why you can sometimes change your mind at the last second, but fail horribly at others.
By William Brangham
The plummeting price of solar panels has led to a boom of customers and solar industry jobs. What does it mean for the evolution of utility companies? William Brangham reports.
By Rashmi Shivni
What has flippers like a penguin, a neck like a swan and a posture like a duck? It’s the newly discovered Halszkaraptor escuilliei or “Halszka”– a bizarre, semi-aquatic dinosaur with a collage of features never seen in any other prehistoric…
A new study shows it takes a little time before outsider dwarf mongooses will be trusted with a crucial job in a new group. But in these communities, immigrants are always welcome.
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