Branded Rockets and Astronauts on Cereal Boxes. NASA Chief Asks, ‘Is It Possible?’
In an era of flat budgets for the agency, Jim Bridenstine has started talking about corporate sponsorships for NASA missions.
Matter: Seeking Human Generosity’s Origins in an Ape’s Gift to Another Ape
Studying the behavior of our closest living relatives may help scientists better understand the human impulse for generosity.
These 3 Hurricane Misconceptions Can Be Dangerous. Scientists Want to Clear Them Up.
Some experts say that storm forecasts and risk assessments, like the “cone of uncertainty,” could be more clearly communicated to the public.
Beauty or Beast? Iceland Quarrels Over an Invasive Plant
Nootka lupine, introduced in the 1970s to control soil erosion, has spread wildly, threatening native species. But many adore its purplish blue...
They Defied Trump on Climate Change. Now, It’s Their Moment of Truth.
State, local and business leaders who vowed uphold the Paris climate pact are gathering for talks in San Francisco. The big question is whether...
Basics: How Teeth Became Tusks, and Tusks Became Liabilities
Humans, mice, narwhals — most mammals rely on ancient genes to produce teeth and tusks. But the tuskless elephants of Africa show that nature can...
ScienceTake: Parrots Think They’re So Smart. Now They’re Bartering Tokens for Food
Parrots can judge the relative value of food, holding out for tasty walnut slivers.
Do Parrots Know Economics? Kind Of.
A test of four different species shows they can accurately assign value to food and tokens, swapping lower value items for higher value food.
Lasker Awards Given for Work in Genetics, Anesthesia and Promoting Women in Science
The coveted prize was awarded to a Scottish veterinarian, two scientists who championed an overlooked protein and a pioneering researcher who...
Trump Administration Wants to Make It Easier to Release Methane Into Air
In a victory for energy companies, the administration plans to roll back rules covering methane leaks and the “flaring,” or burning, of the potent...
U.N. Chief Tells World Leaders to ‘Break the Paralysis’ on Climate Change
Calling climate change the defining issue of our time, António Guterres said “the time has come for our leaders to show they care about the people...
Most Doctors Are Ill-Equipped to Deal With the Opioid Epidemic. Few Medical Schools Teach Addiction.
It’s one of the biggest, most expensive American health crises in memory. But the field of addiction medicine is fairly new.