A new survey suggests that gun owners support many potential gun-control policies — now research on their efficacy needs to catch up.
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Nearly head-on collisions between icy moonlets might be responsible for the peculiar shapes of some of Saturn’s moons, computer simulations suggest.
Researchers have recently uncovered a diverse array of mechanisms that allow plants to move — often faster than the blink of an eye.
Even as an experimental vaccine arrives in Congo to contain the virus, there are worrisome signs Ebola has spread to a city.
A new understanding of exoplanets and their stars is rewriting the recipes for planet formation.
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In a 15-year period, hotel swimming pools and water parks had the highest number of swimming-related disease outbreaks in the United States.
Holding global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2100 could help protect tens of thousands of insect, plant and vertebrate species.
Conflict resolution within species isn’t always deadly and often involves cost-benefit analyses.
For the first time, scientists used experimental data to estimate the pressure inside a proton.
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Scientists find evidence that stars were forming just 250 million years after the universe was born.
Some heavier dinos had a strategy to keep eggs warm without crushing them: sit in an opening in the middle of the clutch instead of on top of them.
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TB-sniffing rats prove more accurate in detecting infection, especially in children, than the most commonly used diagnostic tool.
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Long-term memories might be encoded in RNA, a controversial study in sea slugs suggests.
A fresh look at old data suggests that NASA’s Galileo spacecraft may have seen a plume from Jupiter’s icy moon Europa in 1997.
Oak processionary moths have invaded England and threatened the pleasure of spring breezes.