The mechanics of stripping empiricism out of America’s regulatory systems
Harvard roboticists have created a robot that will gradually introduce children to programming skills by blending them with art.
A small group of people see calendars not as grids, but as as rings, check marks, and other objects that seem almost vividly real.
The gut microbiomes of mice take time to change after bouts of weight loss, making them more vulnerable to regaining weight.
For the first time, these great apes have been seen ganging up on single males—and researchers don’t know the reason.
The number of Ph.D. graduates from underrepresented groups grew by nine times since 1980. The number of assistant professors from those groups grew by just 2.6 times.
Scientists used DNA floating in just 30 liters of seawater to count the endangered whale shark across two oceans.
For 40 years, the Office of Science and Technology Policy has closely counseled the president, but its role in the new administration is unclear.
A clever experiment with Twitter bots shows that telling people not to be racist can work—but only if it comes from someone influential and white.
But artificial intelligence could finally help researchers tell a molecule’s odor from its structure.
Some of them harbor strains that infected medieval Europeans, but that have been eradicated on the U.K. mainland for centuries.
It smells like food.
The gorgeous sequel to the BBC’s groundbreaking wildlife series reveals how far nature documentaries have come—and what they lost in the process.
During the recent record-breaking outbreak, the virus picked up a mutation that made it better at infecting human cells.
The thorny devil stays hydrated thanks to its skin, which pulls water away from moist grains, against gravity and into its mouth.
A simple study of rodent patterns hints at our growing ability to link genetic changes to physical ones.
Their prehistoric liaisons mirror those between our own ancestors, Neanderthals, and other groups of early humans.
Insects that have been implanted with a virus-blocking bacterium will finally be tested at large scales, over two cities in Brazil and Colombia.
HIV arrived in the U.S. from Haiti a decade before the first cases were identified—and well before the so-called Patient Zero contracted the virus.
It walks stealthily, slices through defenses, and cloaks itself in wind.