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The Museum of Science ranks among the best in the nation. The accolades don’t come without turmoil

The museum is embarking on a 10-year renovation plan despite its lack of a president, employee discontent, and the challenges of museum management.

Watch live: Astronauts start spacewalk series to fix cosmic ray detector

American astronaut Andrew Morgan and Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano ventured into space Friday with dozens of tools and four new pumps for the International Space Station’s Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer.

New research: The most destructive hurricanes are hitting US more often

Big, destructive hurricanes are hitting the United States three times more frequently than they did a century ago, according to a new study.

Mercury putting on rare show Monday, parading across the sun

The solar system’s smallest, innermost planet will resemble a tiny black dot Monday as it passes directly between Earth and the sun.

Colleges struggle to help growing number of students with mental health trouble

Mental health experts and advocates said it usually takes student activism or a high-profile tragedy for colleges to significantly step up their efforts and resources to address mental health problems.

Is chocolate healthy? Alas, the answer isn’t sweet. Here’s why.

No matter how you break that candy bar, and no matter how many headlines you’ve seen about the health benefits of chocolate, the scientific evidence remains pretty slim.