Firefighters in Colorado had to ground their aircraft for an hour.
A visit to a facility in Guangdong province, where researchers are tinkering with monkey brains in order to understand the most severe forms of autism
There’s an irony to all the love for Minnesota’s famous furry climber.
Why do black Americans die earlier than white Americans? Staff writers Olga Khazan and Vann Newkirk join Matt and Alex to discuss how poverty and prejudice shorten African-American lifespans.
Astronomers have detected the glow of a star being slowly devoured millions of light-years from Earth.
Even non-threatening activities like hiking are changing creatures’ sleep cycles.
A new study shows that mice have to remember their phobias if they are to lose them effectively.
Should America experience a pandemic, the president’s tendencies toward nationalism may fuel the fire.
The epidemics of the early 21st century revealed a world unprepared, even as the risks continue to multiply. Much worse is coming.
Will Opportunity survive a massive dust storm?
Global warming has already cost the continent 2.7 trillion tons of mass.
Who knows where the last hour went.
A DNA archive has been quietly connecting labs from Massachusetts to China to Iraq.
The surprising virtues of talking behind people’s backs
Cicadas have repeatedly turned the infamous cordyceps fungi into indispensable allies.
The oldest baobabs are collapsing, and there's only one likely explanation.
It might have hijacked our early ancestors’ brains.
When Victoria Meadows needs to ponder life on distant planets, she surrounds herself with earthly vegetation.
Animal suffering is incredibly difficult to measure. So is whether or not it actually benefits research.
The Curiosity rover is at it again.
Feng Zhang says many problems still have to be solved before the technology can be used to treat human diseases.
A new study says that small groups can overturn established norms if they reach a critical mass of 25 percent.