Internal and external pressure drive a rush toward prestige.
The body electrician
Researchers may use a fitness test to determine the likelihood for resistance
Your microbiome may not be pulling all the strings
A refresher in genetic mutations, breast cancer risk and the perils of overawareness
Last July, 9-year-old Alex Everett received his first shot of synthetic human growth hormone--an injection he will get every night for eight years. Alex is not sick--he is short. Should we be treating stature as a medical condition?
The Fraser fir is an ideal Christmas tree, but it could always use improvement. One tree scientist is making them stronger and hardier.
What do the candidates' records say about their positions on genetic technology?
A new study examines how indigenous South Americans, Africans and Europeans all left a little bit of themselves in the Caribbean basin.
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If the results hold up, they could point the way toward new treatments.
Next year, scientists will start drilling into the issue
New evidence settles a troubling discrepancy in the timeline of events that led to Earth's last great mass extinction.
A skeptical look at the physics of projectiles from space
An interactive feature shows exactly what role the space agency plays in your daily life