Poop mapping, dog pregnancy kits, bribing pandas for ultrasounds—zoos often have to get creative to figure out when their animals will give birth.
What lurks in the Arctic’s thawing permafrost?
A climate researcher finds a link between a 20-year spate of hurricanes and the content of song lyrics.
A scientist and a monk compare notes on meditation, therapy, and their effects on the brain
“Burping in microgravity is probably not something you want to do a lot of.”
There aren't enough rules governing military behavior in the upper atmosphere.
Astronomers have completed their first round of radio observations of the asteroid 'Oumuamua as it zooms away from us.
The antibodies in their blood might hold the key to future vaccines.
One hour, dozens of artifacts, and looters—a drill at the Smithsonian teaches museums how to plan for the worst.
A child born very close to a well is likely to be smaller and less healthy than a child born farther away.
The animals inspired the design of the very first battery. Two centuries later, they're at it again.
A team of scientists wants to accelerate research into a genetic disorder by using CRISPR to copy unique mutations from affected children into pigs.
… which it secretes from its head
Pessimists fare better than people with a sunnier disposition.
A new strategy prevents parasites from adapting to drugs by intensifying the competition between them.
Russian billionaire Yuri Milner says if the space rock 'Oumuamua is giving off radio signals, his team will be able to detect them—and they may get the results within days.
How filler words and tiny pauses keep conversations from going off the rails
In the United States, profits from fraudulent oil can be more lucrative than dealing cocaine.
A year and a half after it was proposed, astronomers are still debating whether the giant mystery planet actually exists.
A new swan-headed species has reignited concerns about counterfeit fossils, which are getting more convincing all the time.
It’s a predicament Americans on the West Coast are increasingly likely to face.
And it’s very good at it.