He won’t be the last.
Can satellite images of our planet's varied terrain make humanity's impact apparent?
The yellow Pokémon captures attention by exploiting a neural bias towards cuteness, sugar content, and other rewards.
Engineering animals with CRISPR can help biologists to understand the genes behind some of evolution’s most dramatic changes.
While climate change didn’t help, human inaction ultimately allowed the species to die.
What this says—and doesn’t say—about the evolution of human technology
But climate change could end it.
NASA researchers are modeling Martian settlements after early American colonists.
After happening only once in the 100-year record, catastrophic glacial collapse occurred twice in Tibet this summer.
The Gila monster uses its bladder as a canteen, inspires medical drugs, and has excruciatingly painful venom. What secrets will its genome reveal?
The Italian astronomer had critics inside and outside the Church.
New research estimates there are 2 trillion galaxies in the observable region of the cosmos, an order of magnitude more than previously thought.
The battle over what it means to be “flushable”
A group of scientists has taken the first important steps towards creating the Human Cell Atlas—a complete inventory of our staggeringly diverse cells.
The president wants to send humans to Mars by the 2030s, but his administration has done little to achieve that goal.
A new book explores how fear, uncertainty, and group psychology lead people to believe leaders who say false things.
An ankylosaur fossil with fish in its belly provides ancient evidence that herbivore diets are more flexible than they’re assumed to be.
If you’re a spider, that is.
By freeze-drying the innards of cells, scientists have created portable drug-manufacturing plants—and sensors for detecting viruses like Zika and Ebola.
Several recent surveys suggest that when men feel persecuted, they turn to Donald Trump for affirmation.
People might be behind a speciation boom that cancels out the extinction crisis—but that’s not necessarily good news.