A very strange hybrid whale was the offspring of a narwhal mother and a beluga father.
In the coastal rain forests of British Columbia, stolen timber is traded for a quick fix.
Researchers have spent years looking for ways to prevent flawlessly crispy potatoes from going soggy in transit.
A historian of fatherhood wonders whether the rapid embrace of consumer DNA testing will be seen as a positive development in the future.
As if saber-toothed cats weren’t enough.
Two specialized muscles give them a range of expression that wolves’ eyes lack.
After becoming a sperm donor, Tim Gullicksen wanted to get to know his donor kids. Now he invites them all out to a lake in California every summer.
Of course Democratic candidates should square off on the issue. Here’s what a moderator should ask.
You’d need an oxygen mask and enough layers to contend with beyond-freezing temperatures, but could leave the sunscreen at home.
A Canadian lab that conducts research on microplastics interrogates the scientific method.
In Underland, Robert Macfarlane gives readers new ways to experience the richness and strangeness of a damaged world.
Burrow far below the planet’s surface, and even there, humanity has left its imprint.
New Consensus, the group charged with fleshing out the plan, doesn’t aim to publish policy specifics until early next year.
Incense burners recently unearthed in western China provide new evidence of marijuana’s ritual role, once known only from historic texts.
A very short book excerpt
As NASA opens up the International Space Station to private astronauts, the romance of space will be within reach for those who can afford it.
It’s been genetically unchanged for at least 900 years.
President Trump now says he wants NASA to focus on Mars instead of a second moon landing.
The night sky is already dotted with shiny satellites and other artificial lights. One day, maybe that’s all there will be.
The highest levels of microplastics are found more than 650 feet below the surface.
The far-left policy has shifted the climate debate—and what now counts as “moderate” is surprisingly muscular.
For all the attention the butterflies receive, there’s little appreciation for how people have shaped their environment.