Rigorously designed studies can dispel suspicions that offering cash for vaccines erodes trust, and help health-care providers to design effective immunization campaigns.
UN climate conferences are too beholden to oil and gas interests. Like-minded nations must come together to keep climate hopes alive.
A new algorithm is probably not efficient enough to crack current encryption keys — but that’s no reason for complacency, researchers say.
Prevalence of a new subvariant of Omicron is increasing, but whether it will cause a big surge in infections or hospitalizations isn’t clear.
Insufficient investment and fears about rebound and side effects are driving down use of a lifesaving antiviral.
The proportion of publications that send a field in a new direction has plummeted over the past half-century.
Analysis of Young Thousand Talents Plan comes amid mounting competition and suspicion between the United States and China.
Reports of deaths potentially linked to the treatment have cast a shadow on what many hail as a landmark approval.
Sections on climate change have become shorter and moved farther back in biology textbooks since the 2000s.
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The pitch of oscillations detected in the γ-rays that are emitted when neutron stars collide could provide insight into the hottest and densest matter in the Universe — revealing physics that cannot be studied with terrestrial experiments.
A microorganism that is a proposed relative of our cellular ancestors has been grown successfully in the laboratory. Its internal architecture offers clues to the early evolution of eukaryotic cells.
An anomalous measurement from a nuclear reactor triggered a three-year campaign to find an elusive particle called the sterile neutrino. The search shows definitively that sterile neutrinos don’t exist — but the anomaly persists.
Radiation-damaged paternal DNA has been found to cause embryos of the second generation of nematode worms, but not the first, to die. The proposed mechanisms help to explain the observed lack of such an effect in humans.
Our understanding of the origin of birds took a major step forward in 1998, thanks to the reported discovery of a remarkable fossil that unveiled the existence of feathered dinosaurs. Fossil publications that year caused a sensation.