The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, on mitigating emissions, finds a few glimmers of hope amid gloomy projections.
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Researchers have harnessed the chemical degradation of fossil DNA to determine methylation patterns that may reveal which genes were turned on, or off, in ancient human species.
A chimeric mouse with a humanized liver offers a novel window into drug toxicity.
Soaring cost estimates are jeopardizing the U.S. contribution to ITER, the massive international fusion energy project.
A new find from NASA's Kepler orbiting observatory is the first Earth-sized planet to be detected in the habitable zone of a star.
As health workers struggle to contain the Ebola virus that has already killed more than 100 people, scientists are searching for clues about where the outbreak came from.
Scientists in Spain are trying to revive the Pyrenean ibex by cloning cells from the last living animal, which died in 2000.
Researchers running six NASA planetary science missions are competing for funds to keep their spacecraft alive.
An unpublished report concludes that increased activity in a nearby oil field may have played a role in a pair of deadly earthquakes that struck Italy in 2012.
With a simple new tool available, yaws has joined the disease eradication hit list.
While some experts have suggested that the deadly Oso landslide in Washington on 22 March could have been foreseen, others argue that it was an extreme event that could not have been anticipated.
Suspicions that Saturn's icy moon Enceladus harbors an internal ocean—one that could host life—have hardened into near certainty with exquisitely precise observations from the Cassini spacecraft.
This week, archaeologists from around the world will gather in the ancient city of Erbil to discuss its long history and the suddenly promising future for archaeological research in surrounding Iraqi Kurdistan.
In a new report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has gotten much more specific on the impacts of climate change and how nations can adapt.
The United Nations' highest court dealt a blow to Japan's scientific whaling program in the Antarctic, saying it isn't science.
Fabrication and falsification raise further concerns about claims for a new and easy way to create stem cells.
As evidence mounts for cosmic inflation, theorists must confront a bedeviling conceptual problem in the theory.
Twenty-five years after the Exxon Valdez oil spill, researchers are still puzzling out the disaster's ecological impacts.
Last week, China's environment ministry reportedly began hammering out a plan to curb all sources of soil pollution by 2020 and to begin remediating filthy areas.
The genome sequence of an ancient modern human man from Siberia helps show when early Homo sapiens and Neandertals interbred.
Scientists hope that womb transplants can give women with a dysfunctional or missing uterus the option of bearing their own children, but the procedure is fraught with unique challenges and ethical dilemmas.
Curiosity rover team members are now reasonably confident that contaminants brought from Earth cannot entirely explain certain carbon compounds Curiosity spotted in martian rock.
Synthetic biologists reprogram the genetic circuitry of bacteria to create "living materials" that assemble themselves.
Signs of gravitational waves shaking the newborn universe bolster the mind-boggling theory of cosmic inflation and electrify scientists the world over.
The Democratic alternative to the Republican bill would encourage the National Science Foundation to support more of the same high-quality research it now funds.
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