No Longer a Dream: Silicon Valley Takes On the Flying Car
This isn’t science fiction. A number of start-ups as well as big aerospace firms are trying to build personal aircraft you could fly around town.
‘I Dreamed of Africa’ Author and Conservationist Is Shot in Kenya
Kuki Gallmann was taken to a hospital for treatment, her family said. The attack was part of a wider problem in which farmers have been terrorized...
DNA Tests, and Sometimes Surprising Results
Think you know your racial background? A communications studies project involving ancestry DNA testing has led to interesting conversations on...
Pictures From the March for Science
Visual highlights from the demonstrations in Washington and around the world.
The March for Science: What You Need to Know
Thousands of scientists and science enthusiasts will march on Saturday in Washington and other locations, with many motivated by President Trump’s...
Meet Three Scientists Ready to March
Shadow three scientists as they work with wolves and butterflies, DNA and tide pools before they attend one of the March for Science demonstrations...
Out There: Cassini’s Grand Finale: A Dive Between Saturn and Its Rings
The spacecraft is set to venture into the gap between Saturn and its innermost ring 22 times until Sept. 15, then crash into the planet.
Trilobites: What Moves Gravel-Size Gypsum Crystals Around the Desert?
The large crystals, and perhaps life forms within, may be scattered around by a whirlwind that a geologist calls a gravel devil.
The Planet Can't Stand This Presidency
Trump is in charge at a critical moment for keeping climate change in check. We may never recover.
Op-Ed Contributor: Science Needs Your Cells
Finding new ways to cure cancer trumps privacy concerns.
Robert Sadoff, Psychiatrist Who Assessed Murder Defendants, Dies at 81
A founder of modern forensic psychiatry, Dr. Sadoff once estimated that he had evaluated as many as 10,000 defendants in criminal cases.
ScienceTake: No Oxygen? The Naked Mole Rat Might Not Care
Naked mole rats flip a metabolic switch to last for hours in oxygen levels that would kill other mammals. They can last 18 minutes with zero oxygen.