Scientists investigating a plastic-eating microbe accidentally improved it
Some rare good news in the fight against plastic pollution: Scientists working with a plastic-eating microbe discovered in Japan two years ago...
They experimented on live POWs. Now, names are released
It had the boring and bureaucratic name of the Epidemic Prevention and Water Purification Department.
National Space Council will deliver space-junk plan to Trump, VP Pence says
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The United States is getting serious about space junk, according to Vice President Mike Pence.
Elon Musk says SpaceX will try to land a rocket with a 'giant party balloon'
From anyone else, it would sound ridiculous: Elon Musk says SpaceX is going to try to land a rocket stage with … wait for it … a "giant party...
WARNING, GRAPHIC IMAGES: Train kills four elephants in India
Four elephants, including a young calf, were killed by a train in India on Monday.
More than 95 percent of world's population breathe polluted, dangerous air, study says
More than 95 percent of the world’s population is breathing polluted, unsafe air and the hardest hit areas are in Africa and Asia, a major study of...
Baboons use barrel to escape Texas research facility, officials say
A group of baboons that escaped a Texas research facility over the weekend propped up a barrel near a wall, climbed it and then fled their open-air...
Trilobites: New York Mice Are Crawling With Dangerous Bacteria and Viruses
Columbia University researchers analyzed feces from city mice and found bacteria, drug-resistant bugs and viruses never seen before.
Mind: Antidepressants and Withdrawal: Readers Tell Their Stories
Nearly 9,000 readers wrote to The Times to talk about their use of antidepressants. Here’s what we learned.
What the heck are these 520-million-year-old blobs? Experts can't agree.
Here's a brainteaser: Do the 520-million-year-old fossils of an ancient, bug-like creature actually show a silhouette of its brains?
Oceans' mysterious magnetic field is mapped in stunning detail from space
Satellites circling Earth have mapped an elusive, invisible force in unprecedented detail: the magnetic field created by the currents in the...
Greenland has a mysterious 'dark zone' — and it's getting even darker
From above, Greenland's ice sheet looks like a vast field of brilliant white — for the most part.