Trilobites: Broken Tulips: ‘That Last Gasp of Beauty Before Death’
Some of the most beautiful tulips ever grown result from a virus that makes the flowers wilt early, and for that reason they are illegal in some...
A Rare Brain Defect Is Linked to Gut Bacteria, Scientists Say
A serendipitous experiment in mice suggests that patients with a mutated gene are more susceptible if they harbor certain types of bacteria.
Trilobites: Why Trappist-1’s 7 Worlds Don’t Scatter: A Harmony Is at Work
Astronomers can now explain why the recently discovered Earth-size planets, tightly packed, don’t simply fly apart. And now, you can give it a listen.
Letter of Recommendation: Letter of Recommendation: Talking About the Weather
Chatting about that heat wave isn’t banal. It’s an art form.
Trilobites: Baby Louie, the Dinosaur Orphan, Finds Its Species at Last
Paleontologists have identified the species of the fossilized dinosaur fetus known as Baby Louie that was found in China.
Arctic Nations to Meet Amid Unsettled U.S. Stance on Climate Change
With the Trump administration still undecided about the Paris climate accord, Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson is to head to a meeting of the...
Stay In or Leave the Paris Climate Deal? Lessons from Kyoto
The Paris accord provides its members with more flexibility than the earlier Kyoto Protocol, an argument for those who want the United States to...
NASA's alien-planet hunter spacecraft gets a new look at Neptune
The Kepler space telescope , NASA's dedicated exoplanet hunter, has provided a new look at the gas giant Neptune, and the observations could reveal...
Capturing the Aftermath of a Star Collision 1,900 Years Ago
Astronomers have photographed images of the explosion, which created two runaway stars.
Tundra May Be Shifting Alaska to Put Out More Carbon Than It Stores, Study Says
Researchers focused on warmer weather that keeps the tundra from freezing until later, allowing processes that release carbon dioxide to continue...
10-Year-Old Girl Escapes an Alligator in Orlando
The official account is that she pried open the animal’s jaws, but an expert cast doubt on that story (He did offer some defense tips).
A Light for Science, and Cooperation, in the Middle East
The Sesame Institute will use synchrotron light to study materials ranging from exotic semiconductors to viruses.