The recent global spread of a deadly coronavirus originating in Wuhan, China, has led world leaders to invoke an ancient tradition to control the spread of illness: quarantine.
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A biologists explains how deadly the coronavirus is and how the virus compares with the deadly SARS outbreak.
One of the dangers of the novel coronavirus is that there is no treatment -- and no vaccine. Researchers are working on one, but will it be in time to help with the current outbreak?
Astronomers observe a rare event, as a star engulfs matter and emits a heatwave blast, something called an accretion burst event.
Two centuries after it was first sighted by Russian explorers, Antarctica is a key site for studying the future of Earth's climate – and for global scientific cooperation.
Why isn't there an endless variety of planets in the universe? An astrophysicist explains why planets only come in two flavors.
Conclusions about the effects of digital media, or "screen time," are often incomplete, irrelevant or wrong, scientists say.
Multiple strong and damaging earthquakes are wreaking havoc on Puerto Rico. And geoscientists forecast dozens more strong aftershocks are likely in the area.
Scientists have discovered what may be TESS' first known Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of a nearby star, meaning liquid water could exist on the surface of this terrestrial planet.
Chinese researcher He Jiankui, who created the world's first genome-edited twins, has been sentenced to three years in prison.
Accumulating evidence suggests artificial sweeteners, like those in diet sodas, may alter metabolic processes in the body and mess with your health.
Alien life is out there, but our current theories seem to be steering us away from it, says this scientist.
It’s that time of year when people make their New Year’s resolutions – indeed, 93% of people set them, according to the American Psychological Association.
Christmas and New Year's are days of celebration in many parts of the world when people gather with family and friends. One thing many typically don't celebrate on those days is a birthday.
For all Crisco's popularity, what exactly is that thick, white substance in the can? If you don't know, you're not alone. Here's why.
Five people have been confirmed dead, 31 remain in hospital with injuries and eight are still missing after sudden volcanic eruptions on White Island off New Zealand.