Want to see how replicable a psychology study is? Ask bettors to place money on the odds. Psychology researchers tried to replicate 21 studies published in Nature and Science between 2010-2015 and were only 62% successful—a rate astonishingly close to the 63% pegged by a…

Graduate biomedical and health science education has become hyper-specialized, geared more toward memorizing facts than espousing good scientific practices like critical thinking and rigorous research design.

A new "cut and paste" method rewriting genome sequences in T cells is poised to be a game-changer in the field of cell therapy, accelerating new treatments for diseases like cancer and rare inherited disorders.

The once-lauded chemicals behind Teflon and Scotchgard are far more dangerous than the US EPA and the Department of Defense have acknowledged, according to 2 new analyses. The agencies appear to have deliberately downplayed the public health threat posed by perfluoroalkyl…

Deploying a decades-old technique, Queensland, Australia researchers successfully wiped out 80% of disease-carrying Aedes aegypti mosquitoes—one of the world’s most dangerous pests. The trial’s success shows a promising potential solution in the global fight against…

Tracking the evolutionary history of North America’s canines led to a surprising link: A sexually transmitted cancer that afflicts modern dogs came from the tumor of a single dog that lived within the last 8,225 years.

Dentistry is moving closer to a mercury-free future as momentum gathers behind a global effort to nix the element from the industry. A growing roster of countries is banishing the use of mercury and amalgam—a mix mercury and other metals used for fillings—in dental…

Life on Mars is a distant reality but there is new hope for humans in finding a way to breathe: a group of aquatic bacteria that thrives in extreme environments.

Machines that can find volatile organic compounds in human breath—gas-chromatography mass-spectrometers—have been around for awhile. But analyzing them is arduous and error-prone; reams of data on complex compounds must be analyzed by hand. To expedite the process,…

Over 60 bat-borne viruses, including Ebola, are known to infect humans, and researchers at China's Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) are looking to uncover why bats can transmit these viruses without getting sick themselves.