After retired race car star Michael Schumacher severely injured his head in a fall while skiing last month, doctors in France removed part of his skull to relieve dangerous swelling in his brain. How much their treatment will help in the long run is an open question.
Two European scientists won the Nobel Prize in Physics for describing the Higgs boson, a theoretical particle that may explain where mass comes from and advances man’s understanding of how the world is constructed.
Three U.S. scientists who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for insights on the transport system of cells said discoveries through basic research are threatened by government inaction and budget cuts.
An Antarctic area previously thought stable may be at risk as ocean currents undermine a floating frozen shelf and threaten to push part of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet into retreat, according to papers in Nature journals.
Strokes are increasingly killing younger people, especially in developing countries where unhealthy lifestyle habits have taken hold, according to a study funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Daiichi Sankyo Co.’s experimental blood thinner edoxaban was as effective and less risky than standard treatment warfarin in a study that may position the Japanese company to compete with drugmakers including Pfizer Inc., Johnson & Johnson and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
Climate change will lead to more flooding and drought in East Asia and could chop 5.3 percent off annual gross domestic product by the year 2100 if measures aren’t adopted to tackle it, according to the Asian Development Bank.