Despite data indicating that rhesus macaques exhibit many of the same traits that caused the recent reconsideration of chimpanzee use in research, it's unlikely that another scaling-back will take place any time soon.
A plastic pollution survey of the Great Lakes revealed that three of the five contain dangerously high concentrations of "perfectly spherical plastic balls" of the type found in face and body scrubs.
Long-term antidepressant use may be an invitation to diabetes.
Because it's not all our fault: Almost a quarter of US methane emissions come from livestock in the form of burps and farts. Now, a study is looking into ways to reduce that output via selective breeding.
Scientists have detected fracturing of the ocean floor near the Iberian peninsula, signaling the movement of tectonic plates that could eventually close the distance between North America and continental Europe.
The U.S. Supreme Court determined that biotechnology companies are not allowed to patent genes. The Court has not gone far enough.
Don't be afraid of looking into your own genetic make-up.
Mansour Ourasanah hopes so: He has joined with KitchenAid to create a prototypical countertop pod that allows grasshopper breeding, growing, and harvesting.
In light of the interrelatedness of all life, we have an obligation to remove silos and broaden biological and biomedical thinking.
After almost a century, cancer is still the No. 2 cause of death in the U.S. Why?
Older people are actually happier than younger people.
According to current policy, when a child under 12 qualifies for an adult-sized organ, they're often placed on the bottom of the adult list, even if their condition is more critical, because of a lack of comparative data.
A USDA scientist accepted a challenge to extend the life of strawberries in the fridge by 50 percent. His solution: LEDs that emitted dim ultraviolet light.
Look out, Tony Stark: Two Baltimore-based companies have teamed up to develop a suit that will allow the truly adventurous to dive to Earth from as high as 100 kilometers up.
Darwin may not have seen that a seemingly altruistic primate can also be quite disastrously aggressive.