William J.L. Sladen, Expert on Penguin Libidos, Is Dead at 96
Dr. Sladen, a British zoologist whose work was the basis of the 1996 movie “Fly Away Home,” also helped teach young birds to safely migrate.
Trilobites: The Black Sea Turned Turquoise, Thanks to a Phytoplankton Bloom
The bloom appears every summer, but it’s so bright this year that it’s visible from satellites in space.
Trilobites: Revealed in Israel, a 2,600-Year-Old Request for Wine
The Hebrew words on a piece of pottery first found in 1965 were detected using multispectral imaging technology.
Matter: Scientists Discover a Key to a Longer Life in Male DNA
Researchers have found a genetic mutation linked to longer life span — but only in men. It joins a very short list of gene variants with similar...
Scalise Faces Prospect of Multiple Operations
Trauma surgeons have learned that a series of operations for such wounds have better outcomes than one long operation.
Energy Department Closes Office Working on Climate Change Abroad
The elimination of the Office of International Climate and Technology is another sign of the Trump administration’s retreat on global warming policy.
Trilobites: As Female Elk Age, They Learn to Evade Hunters
Older female elk are able to adjust their behavior and adopt more stealth strategies through life, scientists found.
How Pasteur’s Artistic Insight Changed Chemistry
At a young age, Louis Pasteur articulated the chemical property of chirality, which may not have happened had he not first pursued a career as an...
Hong Kong Journal: Hong Kong Wants a 3rd Runway. Will Its Dolphins Pay the Price?
Expanding the airport will add to the environmental damage of high-speed ferry traffic and other infrastructure projects, biologists say.
Scientists Praise Energy Innovation Office Trump Wants to Shut Down
The National Academy of Sciences said the Energy Department’s advanced research lab, known as ARPA-E, is making vital progress.
KFC’s Zinger Sandwich to Get a Balloon Ride to the Stratosphere
The first customer for a high-tech balloon that will be able to hover in the stratosphere for months at a time is KFC, as part of a marketing...
NASA’s Newest Class of Astronauts Is Ready to Hit the Pool
The newest class of astronauts will learn how to spacewalk in a 60-foot-deep pool, and learn to speak Russian to better communicate with cosmonauts.