Two astronauts will carry out the original lessons Christa McAuliffe had planned for her time in orbit in 1986.
At a shiny new lab in Japan, an international team of scientists is trying to figure out what puts us under.
Eels use electricity in more complex ways than anyone had imagined.
How NASA scales down to a skeleton crew when Congress misses a big budget deadline
The president jumps the shark.
An interim director is steering the ship, but the delay between administrations is unprecedented.
Advocates are tracking new developments in neonatal research and technology—and transforming one of America's most contentious debates.
Pity the musk ox.
This evolutionarily perplexing behavior could help repair damaged DNA.
A new book argues that reason and perseverance aren’t enough. Instead, three emotions are the secret to getting things done.
Hans Jonatan, who escaped slavery in 1802, now has hundreds of relatives in the country.
NASA is hopeful SpaceX and Boeing will soon free the country from dependency on Russia, but delays abound.
The mass death of 200,000 saiga provides a dark omen for what might happen to wildlife in a changing world.
The COMPAS tool is widely used to assess a defendant’s risk of committing more crimes, but a new study puts its usefulness into perspective.
Seventeen years after the original Blue Planet, the BBC Natural History Unit has perfected the art of the blockbuster documentary.
The evidence 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