‘Dinosaur Mummy’ Emerges From the Oil Sands of Alberta
The Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller, Alberta, is putting on display the best-preserved fossil of a 110 million-year-old dinosaur ever found.
NASA Denies Trump’s Request to Send Astronauts Past the Moon on New Rocket
The agency announced that adding astronauts to the mission would have cost $600 to $900 million and required significantly more work and time.
New Gene Tests Pose a Threat to Insurers
Many consumers will soon have a better sense of their risk for Alzheimer’s and other debilitating conditions. Insurers will have no way of knowing.
Rare White Wolf Killed in Yellowstone Park Was Shot Illegally
The 12-year-old alpha female, the only white wolf in the park, was found near death last month. The police are treating the shooting as a crime.
Trilobites: A Gene Mystery: How Are Rats With No Y Chromosome Born Male?
The cells of Japan’s Amami spiny rat have unusual sexual flexibility, a possible clue to how the animal differentiates into female and male sexes,...
Pet City: The Doctor Will See Your Iguana Now
At an exotic-animal hospital on the Upper West Side, a day’s worth of cases includes a duck with egg problems and a reptile with a troubled nose.
Feature: Can Prairie Dogs Talk?
An Arizona biologist believes that their sounds should be considered language — and that someday we’ll understand what they have to say.
A Photo From Space Shows Belgium Shining Bright, and Social Media Lights Up
Photos taken by a French astronaut sparked a discussion about their beauty — and also raised questions about energy use.
Tillerson, in Alaska, Gives No Hint on Paris Climate Accord
At a meeting of the Arctic Council, the secretary of state was noncommittal when asked about the administration’s view on the landmark climate...
Trilobites: Humans Have a Poor Sense of Smell? It’s Just a Myth
The belief that the human nose isn’t very acute is not based on empirical evidence, a scientist says in a new review.
Matter: To Simulate Climate Change, Scientists Build Miniature Worlds
A series of experimental “mesocosms” in Australia show that a warming world will have unexpected effects on marine ecosystems.
Art Review: Please Smell the Art: Anicka Yi Will See That You Do
At her solo show at the Guggenheim, the Hugo Boss prize winner fuses human, plant and animal scents into an art of the future.