Before Thad Roberts stole more than $20 million worth of moon rocks and Martian meteorites, he made me want to reach for the stars.
“There’s nothing in the taste that tells you what you are eating is about to kill you.”
By placing wild mice in large outdoor enclosures, an ambitious team of scientists has illustrated the full process of natural selection in a single study.
When the hungry animals started swimming 100 miles upriver to feast on salmon, humans decided that they had to be killed.
The polar vortex is just the latest example of how reliable five-day forecasts have become.
The voracious sunflower starfish was once as common as a robin, but a new disease has almost wiped it out—with wide-ranging consequences.
For humans to survive off Earth, we’ll need vegetables to eat and flowers to admire.
On Earth or on Mars, flooding can spell destruction for flourishing communities of microbes.
The task is enormous, and the path is narrow.
In 2014, microbiologists began a study that they hope will continue long after they’re dead.
NASA and NOAA are both shut down, so outside scientists affirmed the milestone this week.
Scientists have shown that Neanderthals’ spears weren’t half bad, in capable hands.
The reality of space travel squashed his impulsive desire to reach Mars in his first term rather than in the 2030s.
In frigid waters, their ability to keep their bodies warm gives them an edge over sharks and fish.
It expands by 10,000 times in a fraction of a second, it’s 100,000 times softer than Jell-O, and it fends off sharks and Priuses alike.
More Americans than ever are worried about climate change, but they’re not willing to pay much to stop it.
News about extraterrestrial life sounds better coming from an expert at a high-prestige institution.
Home to vibrantly colored, tiny creatures, the ecosystems floating on the ocean’s surface remain all but unknown.
Local emissions over the subcontinent make summer storms more erratic, and may have global consequences.
Alas, a brief cold spell does not undo decades of scientific fact.
Corn lurks in so many surprising places, from table salt to apples to IV bags.
The same neural system could map both the physical and conceptual worlds.