Why scientists use gnocchi and lasagna to explain one of the most bizarre objects in the universe
They live thousands of feet below the Earth’s surface. They eat hydrogen and exhale methane. And they may shape our world more profoundly than we can imagine.
A growing body of research suggests that models of the warming world have underestimated a crucial ingredient: vegetation.
Four of NASA’s most recognizable missions are in “safe mode” or unable to communicate with Earth.
The gentle giants have ended up in golf courses, forests, and backyards.
The film is a 141-minute commercial for a uniquely American brand of determination and achievement.
For nearly a century, Hollywood has both drawn from and driven real scientific advances.
A father reflects on an experience that is becoming more common.
The storm shocked forecasters by rapidly intensifying, and then remained strong for hours after landfall.
Even people who have never taken a genetic test can be tracked down like the Golden State Killer suspect.
The harrowing emergency landing in Kazakhstan is a grim sign for crewed missions to the International Space Station.
Scientists still don’t understand “fast radio bursts,” but they’ve gotten a lot better at discovering them.
A chemical analysis of excavated bones shows that Mesoamericans had a long history of keeping the fiercest predators around in captivity.
In little more than a day, a Category 1 storm became a “worst-case scenario” Category 4.
Recordings from tiny microphones showed that the insects stopped buzzing during the 2017 eclipse.
It tries to find hope against a backdrop of failure.
A Los Angeles distillery aims to speed up a 10-year aging process to a matter of days.
A new study adds to the evidence that routine moments of “disdain, distance, and disrespect” have health consequences.
Long after the president leaves office, the new justice will bring a skepticism of the EPA to the highest levels of government.
Dogs become most irresistible to people just when they need us most.
Men vastly outnumber women among sexual harassers. The reason has more to do with culture than with intrinsic maleness.
After researchers resurrected a long-dead pox, some critics argue that it's too easy for scientists to make decisions of global consequence.