The most important NASA mission in decades is about to lift off on a billionaire’s private rocket.
Inside the U.S. and Panama’s long-running collaboration to rid an entire continent of a deadly disease.
These days, the women married to NASA’s space travelers are astronauts themselves.
Even as vaccines for the disease are being held up as the last hope for a return to normalcy, misinformation about them is spreading.
Organisms that don’t follow the herd may not be stragglers, but nature’s way of hedging its bets.
The SpaceX and Tesla CEO’s response to the coronavirus pandemic is starting to alienate his fans.
Microbes are turning up deep beneath the ocean floor, a sign that life might have fewer limits than scientists once thought.
COVID-19 is much less severe in children, and it could have to do with a child’s still-developing immune system.
While the West has scaled back operations in the Antarctic, Russia and China have pushed ahead.
New images of the planet allow astronomers to peer deeper into its stormy atmosphere.
The animals have a remarkable resilience to all sorts of diseases that afflict humans.
Hundreds of preexisting plans deal with individual natural-disaster scenarios. But these plans haven’t accounted for COVID-19 happening at the same time.
The country faces the same problem today that it did two months ago: There are not enough tests to contain the virus.
Cat owners are resorting to China’s underground marketplace to buy antivirals for a feline coronavirus.
So far, all available evidence suggests that few Americans were infected in the first weeks of the year. It would be next to impossible to find out who they were.
There’s no clear evidence that the pandemic virus has evolved into significantly different forms—and there probably won’t be for months.
The invisible point of darkness resides in a double-star system just 1,000 light-years away.
The mental toll of intensive care can be more severe than the physical one.
The space agency is carefully following pandemic measures. Elon Musk thinks they’re overblown. But they’re going to the moon together.
New observations of young stars capture the cosmic forces that can transform tiny particles into colossal worlds.
A guide to making sense of a problem that is now too big for any one person to fully comprehend
The immunity tests were supposed to be a “game changer,” but they are instead revealing that the majority of Americans are still vulnerable to COVID-19 infection.