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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Six members of the same family have a reduced sensitivity to pain, meaning they dont notice when they break bones. Now the gene responsible has been identified
NASA's Operation IceBridge continues to snap gorgeous images of the planet's chilly bottom, revealing the beauty and dynamics of Antarctica's expansive ice.
David Attenboroughs latest homage to biodiversity, Blue Planet II is, as always, visually magnificent. Much of its impact derives from the new views of life afforded by technological advances in cameras, drones, diving gear, and submersibles. One mig
Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, with his daughter Meghan McCain in August. He announced in July that he had glioblastoma, a particularly aggressive type of brain cancer.One of the things that gave Beau courage, my word, was John, Mr. Bide
A new study concludes that changes in the weather do not bring on pain.
A nearly complete skeleton of an early long-necked plesiosaur has been found in a clay pit in Germany, and reveals they survived a mass extinction
Say goodbye to the frozen Arctic.
John Sueme of St. Louis was the first patient to receive an experimental treatment that exposes scarred heart tissue to radiation, eliminating damaged cells that cause rapid, sometimes fatal heartbeats.Rapid, erratic heartbeats called ventricular tac
For the first time, a urine test has been developed that reliably detects tuberculosis a valuable weapon in the fight against an infection that kills millions
Firefighters may have a higher risk of skin cancer than the general public.
Naomi Findlay and Dean Wilkins with their 3-week-old daughter, Vanellope Hope Wilkins, at a hospital in Leicester, England, on Monday. The babys condition is extremely rare estimated at five to eight cases per one million live births.Vanellope Hope W
With a growing shortage of organ donors, doctors are now considering restarting dead people's hearts or even taking organs from patients who are technically alive
If it's clear outside on Wednesday night (Dec. 13) and Thursday morning (Dec. 14) before dawn, be sure to go outdoors. One of the year's top meteor showers, the Geminids, will peak, with rates as high as one or two meteors per minute at around 10 p.m
Vigorous treadmill exercise was safe and slowed progression of Parkinsons disease, a new study reports.
Famously clever animals like chimps and monkeys seem to grieve for dead comrades, but now even wild relatives of pigs called peccaries have been seen mourning
A 537-million-year-old fossil was the victim of mistaken identity.
A reader wonders whether to tell her fianc that she has slept with a couple of friends, and if not telling is the same as lying.
An evolutionary tree of tortoises shows the animals have become gigantic on at least seven occasions and that they did not do so where we thought
Some people say their joint or back pain changes with the weather, but a new study finds no link between achy joints and rainfall patterns.
An International Condom Day event in New Delhi in February. Despite government efforts to control population growth, the rate of condom use in India is low.Conservative social groups pressured the government to crack down on the commercials, saying t
It was always a travesty that hundreds of people die due to a lack of transplant organs. An opt-out donation scheme in England was long overdue, saysJohn Chisholm
My diagnosis wont keep me away from the city streets and the sweet energy thats found there, even if someday I walk by dint of wheels.
Nevada and Nebraska are considering using the opioid drug fentanyl to carry out death penalty executions
Chilly Massachusetts has bumped sunny Hawaii from the top spot as the healthiest state in the nation, a new report finds.
Rivers Schwenn applies makeup to her sister, Parker Monhollan.Up to 8 percent of American children will experience the death of a sibling, but the loss is rarely discussed, and siblings are often overlooked.
The nation is about to make 11 childhood vaccines mandatory, but unless anti-vax echo chambers are tackled, the law may not fulfil its promise, says Laura Spinney
The Sierra Nevada mountains grew almost an inch taller and water is to blame.
Anthem and other insurance companies have announced that they will be exiting the Affordable Care Act marketplace in many counties in 2018, forcing consumers to look for coverage with other insurers.Through automatic re-enrollment, some Obamacare con
Headaches, nausea and hearing loss felt by US diplomats in Cuba might be the result of a beam of pulsed microwaves in which the microwaves are heard as sound
A rare condition renders people unable to picture mental images.
An Oxxo convenience store in San Cristbal de las Casas, Mexico. The chain, which had 400 stores in the country in 1990, now has nearly 16,000.Few predicted when Mexico joined the free-trade deal that it would transform the country in a way that would
The Hutovo Blato wetland in Bosnia and Herzegovina suffered its latest severe fire in October, and may vanish within decades - threatening many bird species
The giant ice wall that protects the Seven Kingdoms from the White Walkers is physically unrealistic, glaciologists say.
DVDs tailored to mothers-to-be are an inexpensive way to get in the 30 minutes of daily exercise. Anita Goa, 37, a yoga instructor, tests prenatal workouts while in her seventh month.
The Hutovo Blato wetland in Bosnia and Herzegovina suffered its latest severe fire in October, and if the blazes continue the resident Dalmatian pelicans will struggle to survive
Are huge balls of charged gas launched from the sun steering these marine animals off course?
A slide show depicting a bone-marrow transplant.
Respected medical journal the BMJ has a long history of publishing silly papers at Christmas, but the joke is wearing thin - and actually harming science
A slide show explaining appendectomy.
Respected medical journal the BMJ has a long history of publishing silly papers at Christmas, but the joke is wearing thin - and actually harming science
The light-sensitive layer found at the back of a person's eyes contains more than just cells that detect shadows and light it also contains information about the health of a person's entire body.
A slide show explaining spinal fusion.
While buzzing between flowers, bees can solve the maths dilemma called the travelling salesman problem by finding the shortest route that visits every blossom
Also inside the tomb was a badly decomposed body of an unidentified person, the archaeologists said.
A slide show depicting condom application.
Over 3 billion years ago, the sun was faint so our planet should have been a snowball. But it wasnt and microorganisms may have been what kept it warm
A 3,100-year-old tomb filled with bronze food vessels that have incredible designs has been discovered in Baoji City in China.
A slide show depicting gastrectomy, surgery to remove part or all of the stomach.