By Degrees: Should You Trust Climate Science? Maybe the Eclipse Is a Clue
Many Americans will follow the solar eclipse on Monday because of a scientific prediction. But we seem to take some forecasts more seriously than...
Trilobites: Taking Photos Won’t Take You Out of the Moment, Study Suggests
Tempted to grab that once-in-a-lifetime eclipse snapshot? Feel free: Taking pictures helps people engage with and remember experiences more deeply,...
The Demons of Darkness Will Eat Men, and Other Solar Eclipse Myths
Here’s a glimpse at the way that civilizations around the world have understood solar eclipses, and used them to reinforce cultural norms and values.
Pursuits: Birders and Naturalists Ponder the Fate of the Greater Sage Grouse
The Interior Secretary recently announced that efforts to protect the handsome bird, known for an amazing mating dance, are being reviewed.
What Happens to Solar Power in an Eclipse? We’ll Find Out Monday
Grid operators will scramble when solar panels go dark — a rare trial run for a future in which the nation will be more reliant on renewable energy.
How To Stay Sane During a Solar Eclipse
The terrifying beauty of totality is best confronted in a crowd.
Matter: A Speedier Way to Catalog Human Cells (All 37 Trillion of Them)
Many types of cells remain unknown, but researchers have discovered a faster way to group cells by function, paving the way for a complete census.
Trilobites: Researchers Offer Solution to Puzzle of Sea Snakes With Jet-Black Skin
Turtle-headed sea snakes that live closer to humans develop darker skin, which may be like a pollution trap that they shed.
Some Democrats See Tax Reform as a Path to Taxing Carbon
Two Senate Democrats are advocating a carbon tax plan that would cut the corporate tax rate as well as greenhouse gas emissions.
Art Review: How Do You Paint an Eclipse? Work Fast in the Dark
In 1918, astronomers invited the artist Howard Russell Butler to record the last total solar eclipse to cross the continental United States.
Trilobites: Trying to Match the Face? Don’t Look at the Hair
When people online incorrectly identified a man as a participant at a white nationalist rally, they fell into a common trap of being deceived by...
Marian C. Diamond, 90, Student of the Brain, Is Dead
Dr. Diamond, a neuroscientist, challenged the long-held assumption that the brain is a static and unchangeable entity and examined Albert Einstein’s.