In West Texas, a century of scientific debunking hasn’t convinced well-drillers to give up old beliefs.
In the coastal rain forests of British Columbia, stolen timber is traded for a quick fix.
President Trump now says he wants NASA to focus on Mars instead of a second moon landing.
The night sky is already dotted with shiny satellites and other artificial lights. One day, maybe that’s all there will be.
The highest levels of microplastics are found more than 650 feet below the surface.
The far-left policy has shifted the climate debate—and what now counts as “moderate” is surprisingly muscular.
For all the attention the butterflies receive, there’s little appreciation for how people have shaped their environment.
He Jiankui chose a famous mutation to edit into human embryos. Scientists are still trying to figure out everything it does.
Chimpanzees, birds, and even rats have shown signs of reviewing their own past to prepare for the future.
They should eat a varied diet—and they shouldn’t be allowed to escape.
How did they all die at once?
Unpredictable and sometimes alarming, the weirdly powerful winds in metro stations might be explained by some basic rules of physics.
In nearly a century, only twice have dodo remains come up for auction.
While radar detects the formation of a tornado, a network of in-person tornado spotters also confirms its existence.
This latest mass-mortality event is another sign of the Arctic’s rapidly changing climate.
For the first time, astronomers thought they’d discovered a moon in another solar system. But others weren’t sure it actually existed.
The first ever documented in another species of mammal, these dialects may have been a side effect of the seals’ encounters with humans.
In 16th- and 17th-century Europe, physicians, butchers, and executioners alike hawked the salutary effects of Axungia hominis.
SpaceX and its competitors plan to envelop the planet with thousands of small objects in the next few years.
By living fast and getting eaten in extreme numbers, these overlooked critters fuel the food webs that allow vast communities to flourish in coral reefs.
Naturopaths have long been obsessed with a gene called MTHFR. Now vaccine skeptics are testing for it too.
Certain stars have a history distinct from all the others around them.