Progress in the sciences can only move as fast as humans can think—outsourcing to A.I. could change that.
The technique will allow researchers to study Neanderthals and other prehistoric people without relying on fossils.
For the probe, it’s one dive down between Saturn and its rings, 21 more to go before the end of its mission.
A Congressional hearing on a bill to revive the Yucca Mountain facility pits Nevadans against everyone else.
… but he won’t cop to it.
That’s 100,000 years earlier than previously thought—and most archaeologists aren’t buying it.
Understanding how the disease evolves is the key to stopping it.
The semiaquatic mammal leverages its own buoyancy and bone density to charge through the water.
… and if so, where should we look for evidence?
… and other evolutionary questions for an anthropologist who studies ancient teeth.
To survive in one of the planet’s most energy-limited environments, a hardy group of microbes appears to live at a glacial pace.
We are only beginning to understand how to live alongside large predators.
Could waxworms—or something inside them—help degrade the planet’s mountains of plastic waste?
How do long, white filaments grow out of barren rock?
After a quiet start, the demonstrators grew louder as they drew closer to Capitol Hill—mirroring the long arc of the protest itself.
Polls and studies reveal it’s the long, tiring grind that changes opinions about global warming.
What it means to protest in the name of science.
The Cassini spacecraft gives us a rare glimpse of ourselves from between Saturn's rings.
Pollution is now as dense in the northernmost ocean as it is in the Atlantic and Pacific.
A distant galaxy curved the light of a cosmic explosion, making it appear in four separate images when it reached Earth.
That’s just one of the naked mole-rat’s many bizarre abilities.