Most registered voters are in favor of spending trillions on weatherized buildings and renewable-energy infrastructure.
The opioid epidemic may be to blame for a rising incidence of illegal tree-felling.
The lunar supply won’t be anything like the stuff on Earth, but NASA wants it anyway.
Long before there were CRISPR babies, there was CRISPR dairy.
It wasn’t the light bulb or the phonograph or the moving picture—or anything tangible. It was a way of thinking about technology.
Amphibians are dying off faster than any other vertebrate group in the world. Can hormones and IVF save them?
Whether our civilization is transient or not, its effects on the living world will last forever.
PG&E’s blackouts in California are a bleak preview of the disruptions that will become routine in a warmer world.
But modern farms deprive them of meaningful companionship.
23andMe’s 4-million-person database reveals how many people are living with undetected chromosomal anomalies.
Endings can be healthy, even when we fear them.
A trip outside the International Space Station is, at its core, a home-improvement project.
The next time the Nobel Prize recognizes exoplanet science, it could be for the detection of signs of life on another world.
Can fake tortoise shells teach predators to stop devouring soft-shelled juveniles?
A shared effort to deliver NASA astronauts to space recently got a little awkward.
Tools meant to reunite families are now being “used essentially to get families to put their members in jail.”
Elon Musk has laid out an ambitious future for his spaceship project, the effort to deliver people to the moon and Mars.
Listening in on birds could help the bushy-tailed rodents know if they’re in danger.
Filtering out distractions might be more important for the brain than highlighting important information.
Two years after illegally launching tiny satellites into orbit, a start-up is trying to convince regulators it’s going to play by the rules.
Sea-level rise will become unmanageable, and life will flee the world’s tropical oceans, if carbon pollution keeps rising, a new report from the UN climate panel says.
Beneath the surface of one of Germany’s deepest lakes, researchers are studying the hidden effects of artificial light.