The spacecraft that captured the famous, fuzzy photo grows weaker each year, but the image still soothes.
The “crazy worms” remaking forests aren’t your friendly neighborhood garden worms. Then again, those aren’t so great either.
How an antimalarial medicine became a cocktail sensation
Nature is clearly in crisis—but what do researchers do when they only have imperfect data on the extent of the losses?
Grieving patients are encouraged to see and hold their stillborn infants—and in some cases even bring them home.
The Trump administration’s attempt to kill one of America’s strongest climate policies has been a complete debacle.
The residents of Boca Chica didn’t ask Elon Musk to move in, but now his company is taking over.
An investigation into what really went wrong with Boeing's last space mission turned up serious issues.
Elon Musk’s plan for worldwide internet has sent bright artificial, lights streaking through the dark.
Six date seeds as old as the Dead Sea Scrolls are now flourishing as trees on a kibbutz.
New diseases are mirrors that reflect how a society works—and where it fails.
How did a tiny teen hangout become one of the world’s most ubiquitous sources of food?
2019-nCoV isn't going to cut it long term.
The newest images of the sun are so mesmerizing, it’s hard to stop staring.
For the first time, scientists have a clear view of the line where the giant Thwaites Glacier is leaking water into the ocean.
Here’s what the oft-cited R0 number tells us about the new outbreak—and what it doesn’t.
After observatories retire, they can still spend hundreds, even millions, of years trailing the Earth.
Scientists have long thought that the 340 victims of Mount Vesuvius died instantly. But a new analysis suggests they suffered a slower demise.
Lab-grown glands can now produce realistic cocktails of toxins, which could help address one of the world’s biggest and most neglected health crises.
... or, well, maybe not for 100,000 years
Twenty-one children brought a lawsuit arguing that the government needs to act on climate change. A federal court dismissed it.
One approach to dealing with unwanted plants and animals: Eat them.