Poop mapping, dog pregnancy kits, bribing pandas for ultrasounds—zoos often have to get creative to figure out when their animals will give birth.
What lurks in the Arctic’s thawing permafrost?
SUV sales are up and social trust is down. Some researchers think that’s not a coincidence.
Astronomers have detected the light from dozens of new star clusters in the largest survey of its kind.
A graduate student sequenced rats all over Manhattan, and discovered how the city affects their genetic diversity.
A long-held belief about how hummingbirds drink is wrong—and the truth is really weird.
Ancient legend meets modern genetics.
Since the 1800s, paleoartists have tried to imagine what prehistoric creatures looked like—with wildly different results.
Cooking has often been a tool for protest and resistance, even when it resulted in gross meals served at the White House.
A bacterium called Wolbachia could stop the bloodsucking insects from spreading diseases like Zika and dengue fever.
Hidden acoustic wonders like “whispering walls” have awed listeners since ancient hunter-gatherers.
New evidence challenges the oldest law of genetics.
A study of the famous animal’s bones suggests the conventional wisdom about how clones age is probably wrong.
An environmental lawyer says the sale could pose a major conflict of interest.
The DNA in dental plaque contains a gold mine of information about the past—and may even help demystify the settlement of Polynesia.
The drumbeat of devastating news can take its toll on the mental health of people who have devoted their lives to coral.
Astronomers describe what it's like to chart the first confirmed object from outside our home in the cosmos.
“You be the judge.”
The Nebraska Public Service Commission approved the project, but said it must take an alternate route through the state.
Babies might understand language better than scientists thought.
The legal African hunting programs that the Trump administration is reviewing affect more than population numbers.
Space enthusiasts around the world have spent months turning spacecraft data into stunningly detailed portraits of the gas giant.