Scientific Research

Harvard, MIT receive $9 million for research on cannabis

Apr 30, 2019

Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are sharing what is being the largest private donation supporting research into marijuana and its effects on the human brain

Texas cancer center ousts 3 over Chinese data theft concerns

Apr 20, 2019

A prominent cancer center in Houston says it has ousted three scientists whom federal authorities suggested are involved in Chinese efforts to steal American research

Government-funded study says red wolves are distinct species

Mar 28, 2019

A panel of top scientists has concluded the endangered red wolf of the southeastern U.S. is a species unto itself

UN: Experts to develop oversight standards for gene editing

Feb 14, 2019

The World Health Organization is convening a meeting next month to develop global standards for the governance of gene editing, after a Chinese researcher announced he had created the world's first gene-edited babies

Maine scientist finds tiny plants thrive under Greenland ice

Jan 10, 2019

A study authored by a scientist with a Maine lab says microscopic plants are able to thrive beneath the ice that covers the Greenland Sea

Chinese scientist pleads guilty in plot to steal GSK secrets

Sep 14, 2018

A Chinese scientist has pleaded guilty to conspiring to steal biopharmaceutical trade secrets from GlaxoSmithKline in what prosecutors said was a scheme to set up companies in China to market them

Boss revenge, self-colonoscopy studies win 2018 Ig Nobels

Sep 14, 2018

Researchers who found that that using a virtual voodoo doll to exact revenge on an abusive boss can help you feel better, and who figured out that nutrition isn't a good reason to engage in cannibalism were among this year's winners of the Ig Nobel

NIH ends alcohol study, citing funding, credibility problems

Jun 16, 2018

The National Institutes of Health is shutting down a study that was supposed to show if a single drink a day could prevent heart attacks, citing ethical problems

The Latest: Trudeau touts Canada's AI potential at MIT

May 18, 2018

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada is "investing massively in AI," building on decades of research by Canadian computer scientists who helped provide the "modern underpinnings" advancing the field of artificial intelligence

Singing the blues: Study of pop music finds rise in sadness

May 15, 2018

A study of hundreds of thousands of popular songs over the last three decades has found a downward sonic trend in happiness and an increase in sadness

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