Redheads are rumored feel more pain and need more painkillers than their blonde and brown-haired cousins, but the science itself is murky.
Hisako Koyama's lifelong passion for the glimmering sky and her meticulous sunspot drawings shaped the modern field of space weather.
By Rashmi Shivni
Astronomers have discovered a collision of neutron stars that released both a stream of gravitational waves and a flash of light, backing one of Einstein's theories.
By Nsikan Akpan and Julia Griffin
Here is the neuroscience behind how opioids overtake the human brain.
Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson have won the 2017 Nobel Prize in chemistry for developing a way to image biomolecules at cold temperatures.
Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne have won the 2017 Nobel Prize for physics for leading the projects that discovered gravitational waves and proved an century-old Einstein theory.
Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young won the 2017 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine on Monday for their research into what controls circadian rhythms.
By Teresa Carey
Due to human destruction, tropical forests, long considered to be "carbon sinks," now produce more carbon emissions each year than all U.S. cars and trucks combined, according to a study published Thursday in Science.
By Rashmi Shivni
Science projects that were once admonished for being too quirky, too convoluted or a waste of money get a second chance to prove their worth at Wednesday's Golden Goose Awards.
The Hudson River dumps 300 million microfibers into the Atlantic Ocean each day, according to a new study. Invisible to the naked eye, these fibers can cause health problems for animals and humans.
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