A spacecraft has finally gotten close enough to the sun to gather clues about some lingering questions.
To save Brazil’s giant anteaters, scientists are grappling with one of the planet’s most transformative forces: roads.
How a staple of Korean cuisine became a flavor at California Pizza Kitchen
It’s surprisingly common for men to start losing entire chromosomes from blood cells as they age.
Before an evolutionary breakthrough, the tiny bones of ears were part of the jaw.
It’s about to get lit on the International Space Station.
For the third year in a row, carbon emissions from fossil fuels have hit a record high.
In an interview, the former secretary of state talks about the climate news that makes him want to curse, and his new alliance with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Leonardo DiCaprio.
The Vietnam draft lotteries functioned as a randomized experiment—which has allowed social scientists to study its life-changing effects.
Why everyone’s mornings seem more productive than yours
For the first time, scientists recorded a cardiogram from the largest animal that has ever lived.
A study has turned up a side effect of human spaceflight that no one had observed before.
Ever since the French revolutionary’s assassination in a bathtub, doctors and scientists have wondered why he had to spend so much time in there to begin with.
By migrating in huge herds, bison behave like a force of nature, engineering and intensifying waves of spring greenery that other grazers rely on.
Thirteen years ago, a young woman was found dead in small-town Texas. She was nicknamed “Lavender Doe” for the purple shirt she was wearing. Her real identity would remain a mystery until amateur genealogists took up her case.
Describing neutrino oscillations is notoriously tricky. The search for a shortcut led to unexpected places.
Since it debuted a year ago, the idea has lost, and won, and could lose again.
The latest volley in a decades-long debate about apes’ theory of mind involved one scientist dressing up as King Kong and stealing from his colleague.
With a successful first mission in the books, the crew of Apollo 12 was under less pressure.
A bill in Congress could slash American greenhouse-gas emissions. It’s even bipartisan—if you squint.
Scientists dreamed of genetically engineering a flower patterned in the Games’ blue-and-white checkerboard emblem.
Millions end up rotting in landfills. But Halloween’s leftover pumpkins don’t have to go to waste.