What are national monuments and why is Trump reviewing them?
American history, pre-history, and ecology all in one I once had a colleague, an expat, who preferred everything about his home country to the...
Ancient Horse DNA Shows Scythian Warriors Were Adept Domesticators
Modern genetic tools have provided new details of how domestication changes animals as they become entwined with humans.
No Bones About It: Scientists Recover Ancient DNA From Cave Dirt
With a new technique, German researchers isolated Neanderthal and Denisovan DNA from sediment alone, opening new possibilities in archaeology.
A Very Hungry Caterpillar Eats Plastic Bags, Researchers Say
Wax worms are able to break down the bonds in a popular synthetic polymer, which may someday help to reduce pollution.
Abating bait: Decline in prized worms threatens way of life
A mysterious drop in the harvest of two of the most popular worms for sport fishermen is proving expensive for anglers and threatening a way of...
Op-Ed Contributor: Sowing Climate Doubt Among Schoolteachers
A group known for attacking climate science has set its sights on America’s public schools.
Leonard Reiffel, Who Studied Potential of a Lunar Nuclear Bomb, Dies at 89
Dr. Reiffel revealed that the Air Force had been interested in staging a surprise explosion on or near the moon, and that its goal was propaganda.
Anthem Threatens to Leave Health Exchanges if Subsidies Are Halted
The insurer’s earnings beat expectations, but it warned it could withdraw from some marketplaces or raise rates if the government does not continue...
Renée Fleming and Joshua Bell to Unite for Science
The musicians will perform in “Time, Creativity and the Cosmos,” a multimedia spectacle, to open the World Science Festival’s 10th anniversary.
Matter: Humans Lived in North America 130,000 Years Ago, Study Claims
If early humans smashed mastodon bones found in California in 1992, scientists will have to rethink how humans came to the Americas.
What Is the Antiquities Act and Why Does President Trump Want to Change It?
The 1906 law, enacted under Theodore Roosevelt, has been used by presidents to protect vast tracts of public land from development and exploitation.
As Rising Seas Erode Shorelines, Tasmania Shows What Can Be Lost
Port Arthur, the famous prison that housed the British Empire’s toughest convicts in the 19th century, is facing an onslaught from the sea.