China is about to change the way it uses a last-resort antibiotic for the better—but it’s too late

China is about to make a major change to how it uses a last-resort antibiotic called colistin. As part of its efforts against antibiotic overuse, a global problem that has … Continue reading China is about to change the way it uses a last-resort antibiotic for the better—but it’s too late

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Epic Cassini Saturn Mission Begins ‘Grand Finale’ This Month

PASADENA, Calif. — NASA’s veteran Cassini mission will officially kick off its farewell tour of the Saturn system on April 22 with a final close encounter of the ringed planet’s … Continue reading Epic Cassini Saturn Mission Begins ‘Grand Finale’ This Month

Exposure to common flame retardants may raise the risk of papillary thyroid cancer

  Some flame retardants used in many home products appear to be associated with the most common type of thyroid cancer, papillary thyroid cancer (PTC), according to a new study … Continue reading Exposure to common flame retardants may raise the risk of papillary thyroid cancer

Recent thyroid cancer trends in the United States suggest age, racial disparities

In the United States, thyroid cancer incidence is rising among young people as well as Hispanics and African Americans, a new study reports. Results of this research will be presented … Continue reading Recent thyroid cancer trends in the United States suggest age, racial disparities

Red Planet versus Dead Planet: Scientists Debate Next Destination for Astronauts in Space

THE WOODLANDS, Texas—Should the U.S. send humans back to the moon in a 21st-century reboot of the cold war–era Apollo program … or should the nation go full-throttle and for … Continue reading Red Planet versus Dead Planet: Scientists Debate Next Destination for Astronauts in Space

Daspletosaurus horneri: New Tyrannosaur Species Discovered

  Paleontologists have unveiled a remarkable new species of tyrannosaurine dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous epoch — a cousin of the fearsome predator Tyrannosaurus rex. Life reconstruction of the integument … Continue reading Daspletosaurus horneri: New Tyrannosaur Species Discovered

How AI Is Like Electricity—and Why That Matters

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear ‘artificial intelligence’? For those raised on a steady diet of big budget Hollywood sci-fi, the answer to that question … Continue reading How AI Is Like Electricity—and Why That Matters