“It’s a bit like Monty Python.”
To save the tiny seabird, scientists are venturing to its secret home in the Atacama Desert—and sticking their noses into a lot of stinky holes in the ground.
By killing the biggest animals, we’ve allowed smaller and more vulnerable species to remodel the terrain.
Deep waters have long been seen as potential refuges for endangered corals, but a new study suggests that they offer no sanctuary.
Exchanging wildlife specimens with museums and zoos can help law enforcement stop smugglers.
Some weaken their hosts’ immune systems by sacrificing themselves in kamikaze fashion, paving the way for successful infections later.
Fifty-thousand-year-old tools suggest that modern humans weren't prehistory's only pyros.
It can get aggressive.
Dozens of scientific and medical groups oppose the proposal, which began under former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.
Four hundred years after Galileo discovered the planet’s biggest satellites, astronomers are still finding the smallest ones.
“Each person comes into our group thinking they are a freak.”
Do children have a right to their parents’ medical information?
The FDA held a public meeting to talk about it, but no one could agree on what to call it.
For the first time, astronomers have traced a neutrino back to its birthplace, billions of light-years across the universe.
A major new study questions the common wisdom about how we should choose our careers.
Several new studies have rejuvenated a long-dismissed idea that links the common brain disease to the viral infections.
The discovery of stone tools—the oldest ever found outside of Africa—dramatically shifts the story of hominin migration, researchers say.
Across time and place, our species’ life span is remarkably consistent.
By eating seabirds, the rodents weaken the flow of nutrients into the oceans, endangering coral reefs and the fish that live there.
Several new discoveries suggest that our species didn’t arise from a single point in space. Instead, the entire continent was our cradle.
The concentration of metals in our star will determine when it dies, but scientists struggle to settle on an estimate.
Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court affirms climate change—but that’s not necessarily good news for the EPA.