Matter: In ‘Enormous Success,’ Scientists Tie 52 Genes to Human Intelligence
The genes account for just a tiny fraction of the variation in test scores, experts say. Many are yet to be found, and environmental factors are...
Some Social Scientists Are Tired of Asking for Permission
New federal rules may make it easier for researchers to conduct behavioral experiments. Critics worry that academics cannot judge whether their...
An ‘Awesome’ View at America’s First Offshore Wind Farm
Take a ride out to Block Island Wind Farm and follow an engineer to the top of a wind turbine in this 360° video. Built by Deepwater Wind, the...
Trilobites: Genetic Tidying Up Made Humped Bladderworts Into Carnivorous Plants
A new study identifies the evolutionary refinements that gave rise to floating, rootless plants that can trap and digest, like super-fast Venus...
Trilobites: Spotting Mysterious Twinkles on Earth From a Million Miles Away
Hundreds of reflections observed by a satellite are a result of ice crystals floating in clouds at high altitudes, NASA scientists say.
Freezing Temperatures, Glacial Winds, Volcanic Dust: All in a Day’s Work for Times Team in Antarctica
The story behind the story of the first virtual-reality stereo footage ever shot on the continent.
Opinion: Why the Future Is Always on Your Mind
What best distinguishes human beings from other animals is our foresight, as scientists are just beginning to recognize.
Trilobites: Ladybugs Pack Wings and Engineering Secrets in Tidy Origami Packages
Using high-speed cameras, a transparent artificial wing and other techniques, researchers in Japan created a window into how ladybugs fold their...
Trilobites: Between a T. Rex’s Powerful Jaws, Bones of Its Prey Exploded
Paleontologists calculated the bite force of the fearsome prehistoric predators and provided more evidence that they were opportunistic scavengers.
Suspected Cases of Ebola Rise to 18 in Democratic Republic of Congo
Aid workers are trying to reach a remote part of the country, where there have been three deaths from the virus and about 400 possible contacts.
The Health Issue: Why Close Encounters With Animals Soothe Us
Compton Jr. Posse in Los Angeles, which brings inner-city children and horses together, reveals the therapeutic power of communing with fellow...
The Health Issue: The Self-Medicating Animal
What can we learn from chimps and sheep and maybe even insects that practice medicine on themselves?