Several vaccines are in Phase 3 trials. So at what point will we be certain that one or more can provide protection against the coronavirus?
Walk up and down Commonwealth Avenue on the Boston University campus, and it's easy to see and hear the presence of international students. The largest percentage of foreign students — here and nationwide — come from China. So when President Donald Trump sounds off, college administrators get anxious.
A handful of scientists skipped a large annual meeting in Boston this weekend, where the impact of Trump administration policies on science took center stage.
Sir J. Fraser Stoddart won a Nobel Prize in chemistry this year. Like the five others who won in the US, he is an immigrant.
Vertebrates from humans to fish display a preference to be right- or left-dominant, even when they don't have hands.
Here’s why scientists are against newly proposed rules on consent needed for using human specimens for research.
Is the information in our smartphones more secure now that the NSA has changed its metadata collection guidelines?
These engineers have figured out how to store digital information on DNA. And that’s big news.
The orchid mantis takes on the color of a “generic or an average type of flower” to attract bees and other pollinating insects as prey.
Amanda Feilding co-directed new research on LSD that could prove beneficial in curing mental illness and PTSD. For Feilding, it's yet another step in a fascinating journey of personal experimentation.
Andrés Ruzo knew there was a river in Peru that bubbled and boiled. But it took him a long time to find it.