Scott Pruitt’s confirmation hearing to lead the EPA was dissonant with the week’s biggest scientific news.
A surprising genetic connection has autism researchers wondering if they can borrow from cancer’s medicine cabinet.
Billy Barr moved to the Rocky Mountains four decades ago, got bored one winter, and decided to keep a notebook that has become the stuff of legend.
Accountability doesn’t always help people make better decisions. When it comes to elected officials, this gets extra challenging.
The former oilman downplayed humanity’s responsibility for raising the global thermostat on Wednesday.
Astronomers say some of the galaxy’s most distant stars were actually whisked away from a passing mini-galaxy.
A new project could help protect patients by showing how microbes move throughout hospitals.
A group of newly discovered microbes, named after Norse gods, may belong to the lineage from which we evolved.
Saying goodbye to the age of tunneled trees
A new study shows that sea levels will keep increasing long after emissions leave the atmosphere.
One of the most important machines in modern medicine can now be made with little more than paper, string, and tape.
New research suggests the moon was the result of a series of smaller collisions rather than a single catastrophe, contradicting a theory that has been widely accepted for over 30 years.
The president makes the case for his energy legacy in one of the nation’s preeminent scientific journals.
Some expeditions require little more than a car and semi-serious walking shoes
Scientists have recently begun to re-examine a scary question: Will a crucial ocean current shut down?
Despite its dangers, the gene appears to protect the brain from parasites.
Adults admire people who overcome temptation, but children judge them for feeling tempted in the first place.
The agency just greenlit a robotic mission to the most metal-rich space rock in the solar system.
Head trauma made her see strange colors, even ones that are “not even real."
Scientists solved a longstanding mystery about the sweetness of nectar that likely applies to humans too.
Another study argues there was no sea-surface slowdown in warming.