Live coverage: Probe heading to Mercury set for launch from French Guiana
The nearly $1.9 billion BepiColombo mission to Mercury jointly developed by the European Space Agency and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency is set for liftoff Friday night from French Guiana aboard an Ariane 5 rocket. Launch is set for 9:45 p.m. EDT Friday (0145 GMT Saturday).
Trump orders quicker environmental review of California water projects
President Trump on Friday directed federal agencies to speed up their environmental review of major water projects in California and to develop plans to suspend or revise regulations that hamper water deliveries. The directive will have little immediate practical effect. But it comes a bit more...
Everything you need to know about acute flaccid myelitis, the condition that reminds people of polio
Social media may help seniors in pain ward off depression
Pain can lead to social isolation and depression for older adults, but new research suggests social media could help lonely seniors.
Monkeys do not start to resemble their parents before puberty
Researchers experienced human raters with digital images of rhesus macaques of different ages and asked them to identify related individuals. They found that although infant rhesus macaque faces are individually distinguishable, only just before they reach puberty can offspring be matched correctly to the faces of their parents.
Skull of ancient human found in burned Brazilian museum
The skull of Luzia, the oldest known human fossil in the Americas, was found by researchers combing through debris at Brazil's National Museum, which burned down in September, the Museum said on Friday.