An environmental lawyer says the sale could pose a major conflict of interest.
What lurks in the Arctic’s thawing permafrost?
The DNA in dental plaque contains a gold mine of information about the past—and may even help demystify the settlement of Polynesia.
The drumbeat of devastating news can take its toll on the mental health of people who have devoted their lives to coral.
Astronomers describe what it's like to chart the first confirmed object from outside our home in the cosmos.
“You be the judge.”
The Nebraska Public Service Commission approved the project, but said it must take an alternate route through the state.
Babies might understand language better than scientists thought.
The legal African hunting programs that the Trump administration is reviewing affect more than population numbers.
Space enthusiasts around the world have spent months turning spacecraft data into stunningly detailed portraits of the gas giant.
After revolutionizing bird-migration science over the past decade, geolocation technology is poised to shine light on the field’s darkest mystery.
A few more feet of water would flood 16,000 archaeological sites across Florida.
The leak comes just four days before TransCanada faces an important vote.
... and its possible resurrection
The nation wants to eradicate all invasive mammal predators by 2050. Gene-editing technology could help—or it could trigger an ecological disaster of global proportions.
A clinical trial for zinc-finger nucleases, a potential new method of curing genetic diseases, kicks off.
There’s no magic bill waiting in the wings—and no quick path to arriving at one.
Astronomers have found a temperate world orbiting a star just 11 light-years away.
In the 1980s, one young scientist solved the mystery of how animals without mouths and guts manage to feed themselves.
The sour little berries, once a year-round staple, have been relegated to a Thanksgiving side dish. Can they make a comeback?
The infamous parasite’s methods are more complex and more sinister than anyone suspected.
Texas is now six times more likely to see huge, cyclone-related floods than it was in the 1990s.