The much-maligned northern snakehead fish might be less menacing than it was made out to be.
Scientists dreamed of genetically engineering a flower patterned in the Games’ blue-and-white checkerboard emblem.
Describing neutrino oscillations is notoriously tricky. The search for a shortcut led to unexpected places.
Since it debuted a year ago, the idea has lost, and won, and could lose again.
The latest volley in a decades-long debate about apes’ theory of mind involved one scientist dressing up as King Kong and stealing from his colleague.
With a successful first mission in the books, the crew of Apollo 12 was under less pressure.
A bill in Congress could slash American greenhouse-gas emissions. It’s even bipartisan—if you squint.
Millions end up rotting in landfills. But Halloween’s leftover pumpkins don’t have to go to waste.
Humans have eaten thousands of species into extinction. Some, supposedly, were to die for.
A photographer began shooting unusual-looking coyotes on Galveston Island. They turned out to be descended from a very rare wolf species.
The placebo effect shows up in pets too, but these treatments are fooling owners, not their animals.
A giant swimming pool is the best place on Earth for simulating weightlessness.
The president is withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris Agreement on climate change because he just can’t quit carbon.
Electric fences and bear-resistant garbage cans are helping humans in Montana adjust to the new normal.
High-end start-ups and far-flung tycoons are rushing to cash in on the Arctic’s frozen treasures. Regulators are struggling to keep up.
California doesn’t know how to run a power grid in the climate century. But no one else does, either.
In a warming ocean, Alexandrium algae are shredding marine food webs—and disrupting beloved Alaska traditions.
A contentious new paper traces the origins of modern humans to ancient wetlands in Africa, a claim other researchers have called far-fetched.
Kitschy faux-Polynesian drinks have made a dramatic comeback, and it began with one man’s fixation on Don the Beachcomber.
Errant particles from everyday radioactive materials are a major obstacle for particle physicists. The solution? Lead from the bottom of the sea.
A man-made blaze on a remote Utah mountainside could provide valuable insights into the behavior of the powerful wildfires growing more and more common out West.
One of the planet’s most dramatic extinctions was caused in part by ocean acidification, which has become a problem in our own era.