U.S. coronavirus testing could fail again, as surging demand creates new backlogs and delays.
In the beach towns south of Melbourne, everyone, it seems, knows someone who’s been attacked.
Many American public-health specialists are at risk of burning out as the coronavirus surges back.
Acknowledging the virus’s silver linings can feel ghoulish. But mounting evidence suggests that we’re in the midst of an unprecedented roadkill reprieve.
Archaeologists are using canine assistants to uncover ancient remains.
Sixteen states have reported record caseloads since Sunday.
Since 2000, a strange new type of song in white-throated sparrows has spread across the continent at stunning speed.
When a massive star went missing, astronomers expected to find a supernova in its place. But there wasn’t one.
Figuring out where looted treasures belong can take a whole lot of detective work.
Astronomers have been tracking fast radio bursts for years, but they’ve never caught one like this before.
Astronomers say they have captured an unexpected spark from a collision of two black holes.
The U.S. has seen more cases in the past week than in any week since the pandemic began.
Dust from the Sahara can fertilize faraway lands and seas, but this supersize storm is a mixed blessing.
We know very little about how reliable tests are for people who don’t feel sick.
The SpaceX and Tesla CEO proudly announced the recognition of Juneteenth as a holiday, with one big caveat.
Learn more about Ed Yong, a staff writer who covers science, and how he approaches his work.
For centuries, scientists have obsessed over a primordial blob that can shape-shift, clone itself, and live indefinitely.
Sheltering in place produced a “natural experiment” for urban wildlife.
Businesses are reopening. Protests are erupting nationwide. But the virus isn’t done with us.
The disease’s “long-haulers” have endured relentless waves of debilitating symptoms—and disbelief from doctors and friends.
Even in the tumultuous Apollo era, the feats of the country’s space program were a momentary diversion, not a national salve.
Two NASA astronauts just arrived at the International Space Station in a SpaceX capsule.