Blood test that detects five tumor proteins may someday help doctors better screen for pancreatic cancer.
Flamingos’ built-in tricks for balance might have a thing or two to teach standing robots or prosthesis makers someday.
With new analyses of Graecopithecus fossils from Greece and Bulgaria, researchers argue for possible hominid origins in Europe, not Africa.
A study of nearly 80,000 people turns up 40 genes that may have a role in making brains smarter.
A study of opioid prescriptions for sprained ankles finds that patients prescribed 30 or more pills are more likely to seek refills.
Health care quality and availability improved worldwide from 1990 to 2015, but the gap between countries with the lowest and highest levels of care widened.
Rare hybrid protein that spans red blood cell membranes offers some protection against malaria.
Sterile mice that received transplanted egg-making stem cells were able to have healthy babies.
Weaning in orangutans has been tricky to see in the wild, so researchers turned to dental tests to reveal long nursing period.
Unlike snakes, blennies evolved fangs before venom, through probably not because of any need to hunt big prey.
For black adults, moving out of a racially segregated neighborhood is linked to a drop in blood pressure, a new study finds.
“Us and Them,” a new exhibit at the Musée de l’Homme in Paris, draws on genetics, psychology, anthropology and sociology to examine why racism and prejudice persist.
The most detailed atlas of the seafloor ever compiled offers colorful imagery and ghostly glimpses of Earth’s glacial past.
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For the first time, researchers have observed the competitive mating behaviors of the European cuttlefish in the field.