British officials unlikely to name new polar vessel Boaty McBoatface
British officials said Monday the name Boaty McBoatface will not be the name of the country’s newest polar research vessel.
Start-Up Plans 3-D Visualizations of Pot Strains, Using Genetic Data
Phylos Bioscience is unveiling a marijuana guide called Galaxy, offering people a way to see how Sweet Island Skunk might be related to Humboldt OG.
Life Expectancy for White Americans Drops Slightly; Analysts Cite Drug Overdoses
In contrast, life expectancy for blacks rose to 75.6 years in 2014, continuing a trend, and the average life span for Hispanics jumped to 81.8.
Titanic artifacts reveal gruesome discovery of tragic ship's last lifeboat
Photos and a handwritten note detailing the grisly discovery of Titanic’s last lifeboat will be auctioned in the U.K. later this week.
India says Britain can keep its cursed jewel
For decades, Indians have demanded that Britain return a 105.6-carat diamond that they say was taken from them when they were under colonial rule.
2016 Already Shows Record Global Temperatures
A report shows that it has been the hottest year to date, thanks to both climate change and El Niño.
New study 'changes our understanding' of fate of the dinosaurs
Dinosaurs were already past their prime when a huge asteroid finished them off 66 million years ago, according to Universities of Reading and...
Scientists explain Freddie Mercury's incredible singing voice
An in-depth scientific analysis has studied the distinctive singing voice of Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury.
Economic Scene: Liberal Biases, Too, May Block Progress on Climate Change
Conservative arguments that climate change is a hoax are absurd. But liberal resistance to nuclear power plants might be equally damaging.
Silvery hairs turn ants into walking mirrors
One ant species in the Sahara Desert is covered by a silvery sheen of body hair that acts as a wearable sun shield for the creatures, a new study...
Do Honeybees Feel? Scientists Are Entertaining the Idea
An Australian scientist and a philosopher propose that the structure of insect brains suggests they have the capacity for basic awareness.
In IVF, a Move Toward Using More ‘Mosaic’ Embryos
New technology more accurately reveals mosaic embryos, those with normal and abnormal cells. That raises issues of whether they should be implanted.