In response to reports that Connecticut officials are turning to genetics to explain the behavior of Sandy Hook Elementary shooter Adam Lanza, experts are warning that such an investigation won't produce any definitive answers.
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This Week in Science: New research into the emergence of infectious diseases, and scientists report on proteins involved in melanoma.
The hashtag #stupidcommonnames is gaining fans among scientists who find the common names of some animals and plants dumb.
Fed up with budget slashes, job cuts, and muzzling mandates, researchers in Canada are making science a campaign issue in the upcoming elections.
A former NIH program officer says the Internet has blasted open the door for scientific publications more interested in dollars than quality research.