100,000 years of scorching temperatures may have followed the impact.
In the landscape where Mad Max: Fury Road was filmed, a scientist is trying to understand a natural phenomenon that has eluded explanation for decades.
The two main phases of sleep might work together to boost creative problem-solving.
Studying twins has long offered insight into the interplay of nature and nurture. Epigenetics is the next frontier.
... beginning with a tiny chopper that is set to land on Mars in 2021.
She made her name identifying the earliest accepted proof of life on Earth. Now NASA is counting on her to repeat the trick.
Millennials in the GOP want more government action on environmental issues than the older generation.
Scientists used archival data to search for signs of an ocean beneath Europa, a moon of Jupiter.
Evolution has installed phobias in humans that are proving hard to shake.
The DRC's top virologist says the response has been quick, but it started late because of delays in reporting suspected cases.
The highly respected Tim Ziemer left the National Security Council earlier this week. Here’s who will be taking over his duties.
A new study proves that half of people are correct. The other is also correct.
The Milky Way's deep past is beginning to come into view.
Geneticists have finally found the pathogen’s ancestral home.
A writer comes face-to-face with the cat deep in the Amazon jungle and left with a new understanding of its surprising resilience to poaching and habitat loss.
The Big Island’s residents are reacting to Kilauea’s latest eruption with a combination of grief and reverence.
The space agency hasn't funded the search for extraterrestrial intelligence for 25 years. Could that soon change?
It seems to belong to an extinct lineage of hepatitis B.
Fortunately, the new outbreak is happening in the DRC, a country well versed in fighting the dreaded virus.
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Every year, more than 400,000 crabs are bled for the miraculous medical substance that flows through their bodies—now pharmaceutical companies are finally committing to an alternative that doesn't harm animals.
How the fatty green fruit went from near-extinction to a worldwide boom