A set of cone-like formations in Greenland was said to be the work of 3.7-billion-year-old bacteria, but another team maintains it’s really not.
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.
Dung beetles sexually transmit nematodes, and that’s a good thing—for them, and their young.
Environmentalists and tribes won an early legal advantage in their battle to protect Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
To find signs of plant life on other worlds, it helps to understand the history of our own.
For these vulnerable animals, survival may take more than just budding.
Despite popular wisdom, rats are too big and too fierce for cats.
Long-banned pollutants called PCBs could wipe out many orca groups within the next century.
Commercial companies are proposing lunar missions at a pace the world hasn’t seen since the Apollo program.
If the conservative jurist joins the court by Monday, he will rule on protections for the critically endangered dusky gopher frog.
A social experiment goes awry when a couple adopts a baby chimpanzee and raises her as their daughter.
The self-cleaning structures in the animal’s mouth could inspire new designs for human-made filters.
Invasive species are sometimes trapped, poisoned, and shot in large numbers to save native species from extinction. Some scientists say the bloodshed isn’t worth it.
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A Spotify playlist tailored to your DNA is the latest example of brands cashing in on people’s search for identity.
One year after Hurricane Maria, community efforts to replace trees downed by the storm reflect optimism about the island’s future and a focus on sustainability.
Cities across the country smashed rainfall records, thanks to a set of factors.
A Japanese mission has captured mesmerizing views of a distant space rock.
A four-year experiment sets out to study the ecological consequences of a bold scheme to end malaria.
Not only written narratives have stood the test of time.
A reclusive painter reveals how his obsession with insects led to a unique artistic discovery.
A close flyby with a small galaxy hundreds of millions of years ago sent ripples through our own that astronomers can still observe today.