Picture a hairless, wrinkly rodent about the size of a small sweet potato--kinda cool, kinda weird. They also are extraordinarily long-lived. Researchers are lining up to study learn their secrets.
Scientists around the world are working to correct a problem with genetic health information — too much of it is currently based on samples of Europeans.
A detailed comparison of mouse and human brain tissue found differences that could help explain why mice aren't always a good model for human diseases.
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The U.S. recycling industry is facing a quandary: Too much of the plastic we use can't be recycled, and taxpayers increasingly are on the hook for paying for all that trash to hit the landfills.
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China is no longer taking the world's waste. The U.S. recycling industry is overwhelmed — it can't keep up with the plastic being churned out. This doesn't bode well for our plastic waste problem.
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A new U.S. lawsuit filed Monday seeks to establish a whale protection zone for endangered orcas in the Pacific Northwest.
A Canadian study suggests that fluoride consumed by pregnant women can affect the IQ of their children. No single study provides definitive answers, but the findings will no doubt stir debate.
You know "the Force" that binds all things — the one that can let your mind move objects? The latest Future You video demos an armband that allows users to control objects with thoughts.
Scientists need to track the history of sea temperatures precisely to model climate change. A newly discovered clue in measurements taken by sailors in the 1930s could have far-reaching implications.