Radiation exposure on a deep space journey to Mars could cause long-term brain damage, based on research from the University of California-Irvine School of Medicine.
By Nsikan Akpan, Leigh Anne Tiffany
Science, technology and health policy under Donald Trump will feature cuts, but also inescapable progress.
Many mysteries remain about life under the sea, like what happens to marine creatures between life stages of larvae and adulthood. These tiny creatures are extremely hard to track in the open ocean, so one marine ecologist is using robots…
By Nsikan Akpan
Geologists paired explosives and seismic readings to look for Mount St. Helens’ magma chamber. Here's what they found instead.
By PBS NewsHour
In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, vampire bats may be some of the spookiest species on earth. But the surprisingly social animals make sacrifices to save one another’s lives. We debunk some of the popular myths about these…
By Julia Griffin
The vampire bat is hardly the agent-of-evil its association with Dracula would suggest.
In a new study, an artificial gut reveals the best edible insects for combating mineral deficiencies in the global nutrition crisis.
A new study pinpoints exactly when HIV arrived in the U.S., while also exonerating Gaëtan Dugas, a man once branded as "patient zero" and blamed for starting the outbreak.
By Nsikan Akpan
A contagious face cancer has decimated wild Tasmanian devils, but a new study shows a small group is fighting back.
By Kamala Kelkar
Warmer temperatures have melted Alaska Natives' traditional permafrost freezers in the U.S. arctic and also forced polar bears onto land near them. They hope stainless steel containers shipped from Oregon will help keep the hungry bears away.
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