Coordinates: Skype Founders Build a Robot for Suburban Streets
The entrepreneurs Ahti Heinla and Janus Friis are behind a Starship Technologies bot designed to make home deliveries.
Matter: More Than Half of Entire Species of Saigas Gone in Mysterious Die-Off
Scientists now estimate that at least 211,000 of the antelopes — more than half of the species — died in May and suspect that rough weather was a...
Death Rates Rising for Middle-Aged White Americans, Study Finds
Increases in mortality rates due to suicide and substance abuse rose in parallel with increasing reports of pain, poor health and distress....
Reactions: Letters to the Editor
Readers respond to articles in Science Times.
Global Health: To Prevent Malaria in Humans, Scientists Try Protecting Pigs
An experimental mosquito-killer for livestock may help prevent the transmission of the disease to humans.
Observatory: Gaining Insight Into Some Itches
Itches caused by the lightest of touches are created by a dedicated neural pathway, a new study suggests.
Observatory: Bird Eggs Are Fertilized by More Than One Sperm
Penetration by multiple sperm may be unusual among animals, but it is somehow crucial to the development of the bird embryo, a new study finds....
The Pacific Ocean Becomes a Caldron
The interplay of all the different kinds of warming going on can be difficult to sort out and, as with the recent hurricane, attributing a weather...
Q&A: Taking the Measure of Body Temperature
If our normal body temperature is about 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, or 37 degrees centigrade, why aren’t we most comfortable when the temperature...
ScienceTake: Crickets and Their Spectacular Dancelike Leaps
The soaring jumps of an invasive cricket look like an insect ballet in slow motion.
Hiring Bias: Fake Cover Letters Expose Discrimination Against Disabled
Employers were less likely to respond to applicants who said they had a disability, researchers show.
Observatory: A Rooftop View of Insect Migration in a Warming Climate
Researchers at the Natural History Museum of Denmark say that climate change is affecting specialized insects that rely on a single food source ....