European, Russian space agencies launch mission to Mars
Europe and Russia have launched a joint mission to explore the atmosphere of Mars and hunt for signs of life on the red planet.
Marijuana-Based Drug Found to Reduce Epileptic Seizures
Epidiolex, in its first major clinical trial, reduced convulsive seizures in young patients with Dravet syndrome, according to GW Pharmaceuticals....
Engine used on penultimate space shuttle flight relit for new NASA rocket
A rocket engine that helped launch five space shuttle missions, including the penultimate flight of the program in 2011, was fired again on March...
Mars Mission Blasts Off From Kazakhstan
The ExoMars spacecraft consists of an orbiter that will measure methane and other gases in the Martian atmosphere and a lander that will study dust...
ScienceTake: Spiders That Aren’t Dying to Reproduce
Male nursery web spiders have evolved a defense against sexual cannibalism — tying the females up during copulation.
Of Spider Bondage, and Cannibalism
Male nursery web spiders tie up females with spider silk before mating to avoid being killed and eaten.
Q&A: Dark Wall Stains May Signal Indoor Pollution
A common source of soot is partly burned carbon fuel; perfumed room candles are a surprisingly big cause.
Modeled After Ants, Teams of Tiny Robots Can Move 2-Ton Car
Researchers are exploring the limits of friction in the design of tiny robots that can pull thousands of times their weight, wander like gecko...
Trilobites: My Dinosaur’s Jet Lag Helps Explain Why a Time Change Is Hard
Glow-in-the dark dinoflagellates illuminate why Daylight Saving Time causes you to spill coffee and fumble through conversations....
Trilobites: Unearthing an Old Reptilian Relative of Dinosaurs
Called Teyujagua paradoxa, or “fierce lizard,” the species was recently discovered in Rio Grande do Sul, in southern Brazil....
Valeant, Woes Rising, Backs Away From Boldness to Calm Investors
The drug maker, which made big profits by raising the price of old drugs, is now talking about investing in research and paying down debt as its...
Mars Mission Set to Launch to Study Gases and Storms
The ExoMars 2016 mission to Mars, a collaboration between the European and Russian space agencies, is scheduled to blast off from Kazakhstan on...