A Spotify playlist tailored to your DNA is the latest example of brands cashing in on people’s search for identity.
The world’s largest mollusks are experts at turning sunshine and algae into fuel.
One year after Hurricane Maria, community efforts to replace trees downed by the storm reflect optimism about the island’s future and a focus on sustainability.
Cities across the country smashed rainfall records, thanks to a set of factors.
A Japanese mission has captured mesmerizing views of a distant space rock.
A four-year experiment sets out to study the ecological consequences of a bold scheme to end malaria.
Not only written narratives have stood the test of time.
A reclusive painter reveals how his obsession with insects led to a unique artistic discovery.
A close flyby with a small galaxy hundreds of millions of years ago sent ripples through our own that astronomers can still observe today.
The proposed lunar voyage is the latest in a long tradition of dispatching creative thinkers to extreme environments.
The year’s most acrimonious scientific fight is a mega-drama over a mega-drought.
Scientists have finally confirmed that a weird ribbed oval called Dickinsonia is an animal.
Despite their wacky brains, these intelligent animals seem to respond to the drug in a very similar way to humans.
One was felled by a dust storm. And now the other has been sidelined by a technical glitch.
DNA from dung and tusks helped expose the three major groups behind most of Africa’s ivory smuggling.
A study in mice hints at a new approach for thwarting neurodegenerative diseases—but many questions remain.
A case in Washington questions how the government defines race.
Scientists are searching for a mysterious kind of volcano on the dwarf planet Ceres.
Certain ingredients are pushing people of color away from good skin care.
Fifteen years after the Human Genome Project, scientists are still mostly studying genes that have already been well studied.
The spaceflight company said Monday it would take Yusaku Maezawa on a historic trip in 2023.
North Carolina's governor warned that inland residents now face life-threatening hazards.