A new study finds that Trump voters weren’t losing income or jobs. Instead, they were concerned about their place in the world.
In a race against antibiotic resistance, a Norwegian research team sails into the Arctic darkness.
The field widely agrees that race is a social construct, but gets into trouble when it ignores semantics.
At the turn of the 20th century, one adventurous botanist brought kale, mangoes, and thousands of other plants to the U.S.
Readers respond to our March 2018 issue.
The company is offering free kits to researchers studying populations in Africa, Asia, and elsewhere—but the ethics are tricky.
Scientists are starting to uncover the genetic basis of the Bajau people’s incredible breath-holding abilities.
The ride-hailing upstart is investing millions to help reduce global warming.
Nearly 15 months after President Trump was sworn in, the space agency has a permanent administrator.
A new study estimates that it will take 16 years for women and men to publish papers in equal numbers. For physics, it will take 258.
Throughout our entire history, humans and other hominins have selectively killed off the largest mammals.
Their experiments confirm that sex is pleasurable, even for animals we think of as simple.
A new study warns it has become a “highly altered, degraded system.”
Decadence, awe, and jealousy inspired a strange 18th-century architectural trend.
What other species can teach us about democracy
For two decades, one research team has detected collisions between dark and ordinary matter—but no one else can replicate their findings.
The startle reflex evolved to protect the body, but it also reveals your thoughts and feelings.
... but could still be a groundbreaking therapy
One strange piece of mobile DNA has spread itself throughout the oceans, claiming real estate in the genomes of clams, fish, and more.
The chemistry of gel manicures, chrome nails, and other nail-art trends
Using the wrong method to analyze a data set can yield misleading results. So one researcher is championing an approach that works for nearly everything.
An unusual discovery in the 1990s paved the way for space telescopes to spot thousands of exoplanets.