Kitchen of the Future: Smart and Fast but Not Much Fun
At the Smart Kitchen Summit in Seattle, they talked of appliances that plan, shop, advise — and leave little room for the joy of cooking.
Wolf Puppies Are Adorable. Then Comes the Call of the Wild.
No matter how you raise a wolf, you can’t turn it into a dog. To find out why, scientists have to spend a lot of time cuddling and testing puppies.
How Did Wolves Become Dogs?
Scientists aren’t entirely sure how wolves evolved into dogs, but new research into the genetic and social behavior of wolf pups may offer some clues.
Q&A: During Storms, Most Animals Take Shelter. But Some Birds Take Flight.
Some birds and animals found shelter during recent hurricanes, but many will struggle to live in a changed environment.
Trump Names Former Texas Regulator as White House Environmental Adviser
Kathleen Hartnett White, who has called global warming a “dogma” and clean energy “parasitic” was nominated to lead the Council on Environmental...
How a Seed Bank, Almost Lost in Syria’s War, Could Help Feed a Warming Planet
A plant conservationist from Syria and his colleagues are safeguarding seeds that might be crucial when more parts of the world become as hot and...
Drilling in the Arctic Wildlife Refuge: How the G.O.P. Could Finally Break the Impasse
The prospects for opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas exploration are better than they have been in years.
Trilobites: Jeremy the Lefty Snail Is Dead. His Offspring Are All Right.
The brown garden snail won international fame for a mutation that caused his shell to coil left instead of right, making it difficult to mate with...
House Ethics Office Says New York Congressman May Have Violated Rules
An inquiry centered on actions by a New York Congressman who is a majority stockholder in a biotech company.
Trilobites: In Easter Island DNA, Evidence of Genetic Loneliness
DNA analysis of Pre-Columbian human remains suggest natives of South America may not have intermingled with the Polynesians who built the...
A Condom-Maker’s Discovery: Size Matters
Men have long complained about how condoms fit. Now a manufacturer is selling condoms in bespoke sizes, including 10 lengths and nine circumferences.
Matter: Genes for Skin Color Rebut Dated Notions of Race, Researchers Say
Humans have long shared a genetic palette for skin pigmentation, slightly tweaked by evolution, scientists report.