“It’s a bit like Monty Python.”
To save the tiny seabird, scientists are venturing to its secret home in the Atacama Desert—and sticking their noses into a lot of stinky holes in the ground.
His other policies have knocked the U.S. off track to meet its emission-reduction goals.
Scientists are just beginning to understand how microscopic organisms that rise out of the ocean can help manage global temperatures.
People with Angelman syndrome now have their own unique medical code, which will make it easier to track and study the condition.
A new forensic tool could help scientists figure out what kills the animals.
If the James Webb Space Telescope wants to get off the ground, it will need a blessing—and more money—from Congress.
A new justice will likely weaken the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act.
The consequences of a labeling law in Vermont were not what either side expected.
Astronomers have some new information about ‘Oumuamua—and it makes tracing its origins even harder.
As their famous fossil hall enters its final year of renovation, the museum is having to re-excavate some of its decades-old specimens.
The Apollo astronaut is suing his children and longtime manager—but no one can agree on the truth.
Earth's slipping, sliding outer crust could be key to hosting a wide variety of living things.
The scientific debate around this question keeps raging, but one neuroscientist says we’re more alike than we think.
American withdrawal from the Paris agreement is a test for the future of the globe, but also for the international order.
Carl Zimmer’s sprawling new book, She Has Her Mother’s Laugh, forces readers to reconsider what they think they know about genetics and heredity.
A recent mission atop a Hawaiian volcano shows humans still have much to learn before they set foot on another world.
An animated short film illuminates the neuroscience of depression.
After harnessing fire, kitchenware is the most important invention to food as we know it.
By studying rats in a smarter way, scientists are finally learning something useful about why some drinkers become addicted and others don’t.
It’s extinct. Other gibbons might soon join it.
Its segments make up 17 percent of our genome, but scientists are only just starting to understand what it does.