Scientists have devised a method to sequence more microbes, more quickly, which could lead to a better understanding of the origin of complex life.
At a shiny new lab in Japan, an international team of scientists is trying to figure out what puts us under.
It comes from the 16th-century victims’ teeth.
In China, a Cold War-era strategy to ward off foreign enemies has made for some dangerous modern-day conditions.
The ocean is suffocating—but not for the first time.
The Arc gene, which is critical for animals’ ability to learn from experiences, has an incredible origin story.
Animal culture can be as rich and varied as human culture.
A Princeton glaciologist says a set of mega-engineering projects may be able to stabilize the world’s most dangerous glaciers.
A brief tale of imperialism
The origins of fast radio bursts have intrigued scientists for years—and now they've almost pinned one down.
A new study finds a strong relationship between armed conflict and the decline of Africa’s large animals.
Astronomers have found no evidence of radio signals coming from the interstellar asteroid known as ‘Oumuamua.
The human immune system can hinder the gene-editing tool, though there could be ways around it
A few days after a secretive launch, rumors are circulating that the mysterious payload has failed.
Energy commissioners, including four appointed by the president, unanimously rejected the proposal.
The overbearing “queen bee” boss stereotype is a toxic feedback loop.
Feathers on birds of paradise contain light-trapping nanotechnology that makes some of the deepest blacks in the world.
... which can cause big problems for aging pipes that carry drinking water.
Physicists are looking far beyond solids, liquids, and gases.
With the technology to add new bases to DNA, scientists now have to figure out if it’s possible to improve on nature’s genetic code.
Hint: not by discussing IQ
Here’s what’s next for the proposal to line the Atlantic and Pacific coasts with offshore oil rigs.