Why don’t the two holidays always coincide? It is, to some degree, the moon’s fault.
Even in one of the world’s richest countries, humans have a hard time coexisting with wolves.
A proposal for a space-based ad is only the latest iteration of Pepsi’s fascination with the skies.
Better to run than to have your liver squeezed out.
Juvenile canines might have been a cheaper alternative to full-grown dogs.
The history of animal domestication might be recorded in ancient pee.
Sixty-nine years ago, a new geological era may have begun on Earth.
They may be small, drab, and shy, but somebody’s got to stand up for them.
In an extreme version of the clotting process, the bugs suicidally erupt to save their nest.
How a young scientist got sucked into the black hole of the internet
No rules stop researchers—or even anyone who wins an auction—from giving new species any moniker they like.
The mesmerizing image of a cosmic wonder required a rather old-school approach to piece together.
Critics say that a planned event at the American Museum of Natural History honoring Jair Bolsonaro is antithetical to the institute’s mission and values.
Beresheet, a lander made by an Israeli nonprofit, was just miles from the lunar surface when it malfunctioned.
Salmon on psychotropics, platypuses on prozac, and other strange tales from the wild
An unprecedented and illuminating study monitored identical twins, one in space and one on Earth.
Microglia make up 10 percent of the brain, and an extremely rare case shows just how important they are.
The space agency is exploring what three Earth-observation start-ups can teach it about the planet.
Here are six other living things you don’t want to get stuck in your eye.
Decades after a deadly outbreak, a researcher found a key clue to its cause inside frozen microbes.
Never before have scientists photographed the darkest points in the universe.