The future of the iconic canine could hinge on the question of whether it should be classified as a unique species or just another wild dog.
An idea based on a century-old concept could soon receive FDA approval. But will it cause more anxiety than relief?
A stalled effort to redress harms of the nuclear testing era speaks to politics' uneasy relationship with scientific uncertainty.
Antiquated funding restrictions for medical apprenticeships could worsen an already devastating burnout crisis.
The tiny pellets used to make plastic products are washing up everywhere, posing a huge environmental threat to places like the Gulf Coast of Texas.
Scientists looking for evidence of extraterrestrials can draw media attention but also cynical, even hostile, reactions from their colleagues.
It wasn't until long after I first met Vance Crowe, at the 2016 conference for the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry in Las Vegas, that I realized he was trying to win me over.
The Commissioned Corps of the US Public Health Service is steeped in history, and nagged by charges of bloat, inertia and redundancy. Is that fair?
In the US, just two Y chromosomes exist within a population of 9 million Holsteins. Researchers want to know what traits have been lost over time.
What many commentators describe as an addiction is actually a powerful social norm at work. The distinction matters.
Using sunscreen makes sense, but data on just how effective it is, in what forms, and for which people, is more sparse than we've been led to believe.
Our unshakeable faith in maps — digital or otherwise — has its roots in the cartographic revolution.
How an African-American psychiatrist helped design a groundbreaking television show as a radical therapeutic tool for helping minority preschoolers.
The amount of heat-trapping methane in the atmosphere seemed to be leveling off when, in 2007, it began rising again quickly. Nobody yet knows why.
Studies suggest that one-size-fits-all protocols to communicating with patients can often backfire.
Clarice Phelps may have been the first African-American woman to help discover a chemical element. For Wikipedia, that wasn't enough.
Web-based health care could break down barriers to access. But it could also break down doctor-patient relationships.
Esophageal cancer related to chronic acid reflux is among the fastest-growing cancers in the US. Diet and weight are likely culprits, but what else?
Doom and gloom essays are more likely to offend skeptical readers than to convince them. Cognitive studies suggest there's a better way.
They can shape public sentiment on everything from climate change to public health. Understanding why people believe them is vital, researchers say.