Island Nations, With No Time to Lose, Take Climate Response Into Their Own Hands
Island states that are least responsible for global emissions but most vulnerable to storms and rising seas are looking outside the United Nations...
Doctor makes shocking claim, first steps toward world's first 'head transplant'
The first step in what USA Today says would be an "audacious" therapy reportedly took place in China Friday: the world's first human head...
Earthbound antimatter mystery deepens after scientists rule out pulsar source
More antimatter particles stream toward Earth than scientists can explain — and new research from a mountaintop observatory in central Mexico...
Early medieval farming village unearthed near famed Viking site
Archaeologists in Denmark have unearthed the remains of a 1,500-year-old farming village near the famed Viking site of Jelling in central Jutland.
Science Is Dry, Obscure, Complex? Well, It Makes for Great Comedy
In podcasts and live shows, comedians are extracting the funny from astronomy, climate change and even the physics behind urinal cakes.
Keystone Pipeline Leaks 210,000 Gallons of Oil in South Dakota
The spill in South Dakota comes just days before Nebraska regulators will decide on a permit needed for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline
Modern Love: 17 Million Frozen Sperm Await the Perfect Moment
A woman trying to get pregnant on her own finds connection and hope during a total solar eclipse.
F.D.A. Speeds Review of Gene Therapies, Vowing to Target Rogue Clinics
The agency plans to speed approval of treatments to get them to the market faster, signaling the quickened pace of advancements in this field.
Downing North Korean Missiles Is Hard. So the U.S. Is Experimenting.
Buried in an emergency funding request to Congress lie hints of new ways to confront Pyongyang, like cyberweapons and armed drones.
A More Conciliatory Tone on Climate from the U.S. at Global Talks
In a brief address at the United Nations climate conference in Bonn, a State Department official mentions climate change and not coal, drawing...
Trilobites: A Population of Billions May Have Contributed to This Bird’s Extinction
A new study suggests passenger pigeons were hyper-adapted to living in a large, stable population, leaving them unable to cope when humans hunted...
Matter: ‘Gene Drives’ Are Too Risky for Field Trials, Scientists Say
New research casts doubt on a gene-editing strategy that scientists had hoped to use against invasive species and epidemic diseases.