Two new reports find that the North and South Poles face an “unprecedented” climate future.
In the Martian landscape that is the Atacama desert, astrobiologists are learning how to recognize extraterrestrial organisms.
A botanist in remote Central Asia sustains his community with a litany of inventions.
Artifacts found in Algeria complicate the story of early-human evolution.
It feeds its young a white, nutritious fluid secreted from its underside.
The world’s most famous genetic tool has a major diversity problem.
Researchers fear that the controversial study will be a stain on China’s scientific reputation.
According to the UN, most major polluters are not on track to meet their Paris goals. But critics say that accounting may be too pessimistic.
NASA’s newest Mars mission is poised to transform the most terrestrial of sciences.
Its inhabitants can understand each other thanks to a peculiar linguistic phenomenon.
A researcher’s claim that two CRISPR-edited baby girls have been born has been met with widespread condemnation from scientists and ethicists alike.
Thirteen federal agencies agree: Climate change has already wreaked havoc on the United States, and the worst is likely yet to come.
… and of our own.
The water that flows through your home is teeming with microbial life. Trying to kill it off likely does more harm than good.
In 1958, the U.S. military detonated atomic weapons high in Earth’s atmosphere—and found itself in a battle with scientists and the press to control just how the world found out.
In a massive new report, federal scientists contradict President Trump and assert that climate change is an intensifying danger to the United States. Too bad it came out on a holiday.
“When you see that, you know you’re touching on something very, very deep and fundamental.”
Studies that infect participants with dangerous pathogens can be especially controversial in the poor areas that need the research the most.
The space agency has reportedly decided to review workplace culture at SpaceX and Boeing after Elon Musk smoked marijuana on a podcast.
The investigation into a wildfire’s source is crucial to avoiding future disasters.
The massive plugs contain spikes and dips of stress hormones that perfectly match the history of modern whaling.
California was always going to burn—but it should have happened differently.