Stunning volcanic 'lost world' discovered deep in the ocean
Scientists have discovered a stunning volcanic ‘lost world’ off the coast of Tasmania.
The Science Behind a Frog’s Leap
A frog’s leap is a study in power and accuracy. So how do frogs do it, and what can humans learn from its mechanics?
To Tackle Climate Change, a New U.N. Climate Report Says Put a High Price on Carbon
Most nations don't tax carbon. Those that do tax emissions have not set carbon prices high enough to bring deep reductions in carbon pollution.
Profiles in Science: How Do You Find an Alien Ocean? Margaret Kivelson Figured It Out
For forty years, the physicist at U.C.L.A. has been uncovering the outer solar system’s secrets. Few scientists know more about the mysteries of...
A Mysterious Fossil Points to the Origins of Lizards and Snakes
The ancestors of today’s squamates were lost in time. Now paleontologists have identified the earliest known example: Meet Megachirella.
Hubble Telescope, Disoriented by Mechanical Failure, Takes a Nap to Reboot
NASA’s observational workhorse enters “safe mode” after a gyroscope malfunctions.
Q&A: A Tube of DNA? Not Pretty, but That’s Life.
Extracting and purifying DNA is routine now, but the results are not particularly aesthetic.
As Storms Keep Coming, FEMA Spends Billions in ‘Cycle’ of Damage and Repair
FEMA has paid out billions for disaster recovery efforts. But many projects seem to be undertaken in defiance of climate change, leaving structures...
Major Climate Report Describes a Strong Risk of Crisis as Early as 2040
A landmark United Nations report paints a far more dire picture of the immediate consequences of climate change than previously thought and says...
Australia’s Other Great (and Threatened) Coral Reefs
Every one of Australia’s coral reefs is threatened by climate change, potentially devastating not just the country’s ecosystems but its economy as...
Your Dog May Be Smart, but She’s Not Exceptional
In a new study, scientists say that dogs do not stand out compared to other animals when it comes to intelligence.
Flashy Science Hub and Vaping Parties Fail to Win Friends at W.H.O. Tobacco Talks
Industry representatives, who were barred from the negotiations, ultimately failed to get delegates to designate a special exemption for new products.