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In a first, the FDA announces its intention to reduce the amount of nicotine allowed in cigarettes
In a bid to drastically reduce the number of U.S. deaths attributed to smoking each year, the Food and Drug Administration on Thursday unvei...
In a first, the FDA announces its intention to reduce the amount of nicotine allowed in cigarettes


By adding an antibody to HIV treatment, researchers send virus into 'sustained remission' in monkeys

Scientists may have found a way for patients with HIV to keep the virus in check without having to take powerful drugs every day. But despit...

Science Now

Plant-eating dinosaurs may have dined on crustaceans on special occasions, study says

Think dinosaurs didn’t mix things up at mealtime? Think again. Researchers studying fossilized dinosaur feces from about 75 million years ag...

›  U.S. astronauts are climbing back into space capsules. Here's how they've improved over the past 50 years
›  Disgraced ex-Patriots player Aaron Hernandez found to have CTE and early brain atrophy


How ‘Goldilocks fires’ can give rise to vibrant bird communities years after a forest blaze

California has a complicated relationship with wildfires.

›  How a tax on carbon has divided Northwest climate activists
›  Human-caused warming doubled how much of the West has burned since 1984

Health and Medicine

With CRISPR, scientists correct genetic mutation that causes sickle cell disease

The promise of a revolutionary gene-editing technology is beginning to be realized in experiments aimed at curing sickle cell disease.

›  The most sought-after drug in the Ebola crisis failed to prove it helped patients
›  World health officials want super-size tax on soda and sugary drinks, but are countries ready to swallow that?


Evolve or die: Why our human ancestors learned to be social more than 320,000 years ago

New discoveries in eastern Africa suggest that human behaviors like symbolic thought and the creation of extended social networks were estab...

›  With healthcare, it's not what you spend but how you spend it
›  This is 'nanowood,' a new invention that could greatly reduce humanity's carbon footprint
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