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By tinkering with some of life's oldest components, a group of astrobiologists hopes to find clues about how life emerged. Their recent research hints at an effect that prevents organisms from ever reaching evolutionary perfection.
The university is administering antigen tests to thousands of students and employees in preparation for the start of the fall semester on Aug. 24.
Presidential nominees have gotten to choose their running mates since the mid-20th century, says political scientist Barbara Norrander. But the top of the ticket still matters most.
During its final practice run in preparation for sample collection at asteroid Bennu, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft approached the surface closer than ever before.
Radiocarbon dating is set to become more accurate than ever after an international team of scientists improved the technique for assessing the age of historical objects.
As heat waves, drought and disease challenge food security in the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, scientists are setting their sights on a novel model for desert farming.
The prediction by professor Arthur C. Nelson undermines the classic "big promise" in homeownership: that a home, after it's paid off, can be sold for a retirement nest egg.
The evolution of colorful feathers shines light on the missing link in evolution by natural selection, according to a new study published in Nature Communications.
The pandemic is exacerbating many risk factors associated with drug use and overdose, including economic distress, social isolation and anxiety, says pharmacologist Todd Vanderah.
A $2.8 million grant may help develop an improved therapeutic treatment for acute ischemic stroke patients to let them recover faster with fewer long-term complications.