DNA Tests, and Sometimes Surprising Results
Think you know your racial background? A communications studies project involving ancestry DNA testing has led to interesting conversations on...
Pictures From the March for Science
Visual highlights from the demonstrations in Washington and around the world.
The March for Science: What You Need to Know
Thousands of scientists and science enthusiasts will march on Saturday in Washington and other locations, with many motivated by President Trump’s...
Meet Three Scientists Ready to March
Shadow three scientists as they work with wolves and butterflies, DNA and tide pools before they attend one of the March for Science demonstrations...
Out There: Cassini’s Grand Finale: A Dive Between Saturn and Its Rings
The spacecraft is set to venture into the gap between Saturn and its innermost ring 22 times until Sept. 15, then crash into the planet.
Trilobites: What Moves Gravel-Size Gypsum Crystals Around the Desert?
The large crystals, and perhaps life forms within, may be scattered around by a whirlwind that a geologist calls a gravel devil.
The Planet Can't Stand This Presidency
Trump is in charge at a critical moment for keeping climate change in check. We may never recover.
Op-Ed Contributor: Science Needs Your Cells
Finding new ways to cure cancer trumps privacy concerns.
Robert Sadoff, Psychiatrist Who Assessed Murder Defendants, Dies at 81
A founder of modern forensic psychiatry, Dr. Sadoff once estimated that he had evaluated as many as 10,000 defendants in criminal cases.
ScienceTake: No Oxygen? The Naked Mole Rat Might Not Care
Naked mole rats flip a metabolic switch to last for hours in oxygen levels that would kill other mammals. They can last 18 minutes with zero oxygen.
Q. and A.: Big Birder: Noah Strycker on Where to Spot Rare Species
The renowned birder recommends Ecuador and Uganda, as well as Cape May in New Jersey. His favorite place is the Malheur refuge in Oregon.
The Climate Issue: Why the Menace of Mosquitoes Will Only Get Worse
Climate change is altering the environment in ways that increase the potential for viruses like Zika.