Michael Bliss, Historian Who Dispelled Myths of Insulin’s Discovery, Dies at 76
Professor Bliss unraveled the story behind the discovery of the hormone, which transformed diabetes from a death sentence into a manageable condition.
Atlantic Hurricane Season Is Expected to Be Busy
The season, which runs from June 1 through Nov. 30, is likely to produce 11 to 17 named storms, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...
NASA Spacecraft Finds a Chaotic Dance of Storms at Jupiter’s Poles
Observations taken from the first few orbits provide a glimpse into the interior of the solar system’s largest planet.
Looking for Trump’s Climate Policy? Try the Energy Department
The president’s proposed reductions to the department’s research may have a greater impact on climate change than the Paris accord decision.
Google’s A.I. Program Rattles Chinese Go Master as It Wins Match
A Google program called AlphaGo won a best-of-three match against a Chinese Go master, rattling his nerves and showing the power of new artificial...
Amy Reed, Doctor Who Fought a Risky Medical Procedure, Dies at 44
Dr. Reed and her husband turned a personal calamity into a crusade to spare other women from the medical procedure that harmed her.
Jacque Fresco, Futurist Who Envisioned a Society Without Money, Dies at 101
A self-taught industrial designer, Mr. Fresco promoted an alternative society where resources would be distributed equitably by computers.
Trilobites: The Science Behind the Flamingo’s One-Legged Stance
Flamingos don’t appear to need to flex their muscles to maintain their classic one-legged posture, a new study suggests.
Rare Gene Mutations Inspire New Heart Drugs
Some people carry gene mutations that leave them nearly impervious to heart attacks. Learning how these mutations work has led to a novel...
Neil Armstrong’s Moon Bag Could Fetch $4 Million at Auction
The bag, which contains traces of priceless moon dust, has been on a wild ride for the half-century since it came back on the Apollo 11.
The likes and dislikes of females produced a lot of different looking species of southern capuchino seedeaters.
ScienceTake: How Demands of Female Birds Changed the DNA of a Species
Researchers found the minimal changes in DNA that have produced nine different species of southern capuchino seedeaters.