How to Watch the Draconid Meteor Shower
The annual nighttime display peaks Thursday night and is likely to be helped by good visibility across much of the U.S. and a waning crescent moon....
California Becomes Latest State to Ban Plastic Microbeads
The tiny abrasives, used in exfoliators and other care products, have the same effect as grinding up plastic water bottles and dumping them into...
F.D.A. Approval of OxyContin for Children Continues to Draw Scrutiny
Many public officials are concerned that the approval will change the way the drug is marketed and used, though the agency says it will lead to...
Martian sand dune resembles a massive leech
A leech appears to be crawling across the surface of Mars.
Venomous caterpillar packs a punch
This caterpillar packs quite a punch.
Flint to Revert to Detroit Water Supply After Lead Complaints
More than a year after the Michigan city switched its water supply, officials reversed course after blood tests showed increased lead levels in...
Study: Eurasian Farmers Migrated to Africa 3,000 Years Ago
Scientists say they have extracted ancient DNA from the skull of a man buried in the highlands of Ethiopia 4,500 years ago that supports the theory...
Scientists Sequence First Ancient Human Genome From Africa
DNA was recovered from a 4,500-year-old human skeleton in Ethiopia, and it is strikingly different from that of living Africans....
Blue Sky and Red Ice at Pluto, NASA Spacecraft Discovers
The sky over Pluto may not be sunny but it's undoubtedly blue.
NOAA: Coral bleaching has gone global for the third time ever
The alert comes after forecaster spotted bleaching in Hawaii and then determined it was spreading to the Caribbean
Draconid meteor shower: What you need to know
Tonight is the night to catch a glimpse of a shooting star.The rare opportunity for skywatchers comes Thursday and Friday with the annual Draconid...
Researchers Say They’ve Recreated Part of a Rat Brain Digitally
The research was partly supported by a more than $1 billion program that aims to eventually reconstruct the human brain in a computer....