Two new studies show how certain animals can adapt to the din of human activity in surprising ways.
In the Martian landscape that is the Atacama desert, astrobiologists are learning how to recognize extraterrestrial organisms.
Black holes are somehow able to grow constantly without changing their size. Physics might finally be able to explain why.
As machines fill the skies, they meet resistance from the animals who already live there.
A scientist has claimed he used the revolutionary CRISPR gene technology on human embryos, igniting a global controversy.
Meet Beanie. Her viral spiky vest is the latest in a long line of protective gear for pets.
The worst extinction in Earth’s history offers chilling predictions for the planet’s future—and for humanity’s efforts to keep climate doom at bay.
A 4,900-year-old skeleton has turned the accepted story of the disease on its head.
After years of infighting, the Democrats may finally have found an environmental consensus in the Green New Deal.
A picture with a famous person can cause uncomfortable misunderstandings or, worse still, encourage predatory behavior.
An industrious but finicky pest could be the key to restoring Washington State’s wetlands and salmon populations.
The alleged creation of the world's first gene-edited infants was full of technical errors and ethical blunders. Here are the 15 most damning details.
Russia has resumed crewed flights to the International Space Station after a failed attempt. That’s good news for NASA.
Researchers have begun to imagine how the people of the future might visit exhibits in orbit or on the moon.
By working for the CIA, a crack team of researchers honed the United States’ first formal peacetime campaign of propaganda and manipulation.
A neuroscientist explains how human perception is built of hallucinations.
Astrophysicists have devised a clever way to count up the photons in space, stretching back to the cosmos’ adolescence.
Jim Bridenstine recently told the SpaceX founder he doesn’t want NASA contractors engaging in questionable behavior.
A botanist in remote Central Asia sustains his community with a litany of inventions.
Artifacts found in Algeria complicate the story of early-human evolution.
It feeds its young a white, nutritious fluid secreted from its underside.
The world’s most famous genetic tool has a major diversity problem.