Review: A True-Life Journey Into Interstellar Space in ‘The Farthest’
Emer Reynolds’s dazzling film traces the history of Voyager 1 and Voyager 2. Like the NASA team that produced these spacecraft, it inspires awe.
Gene Editing Spurs Hope for Transplanting Pig Organs Into Humans
Geneticists have created piglets free of retroviruses, an important step toward creating a new supply of organs for transplant patients.
Students, Cities and States Take the Climate Fight to Court
A wave of lawsuits across the world asks judges to do what governments have so far failed to do: aggressively confront global warming.
Trilobites: Bone’s Marks Suggest a Cannibal Ritual in Ancient Britain
Researchers have found a zigzag pattern on a human arm bone that might have been engraved as part of a cannibalistic funeral ritual 15,000 years ago.
Your Instagram Posts May Hold Clues to Your Mental Health
From the colors in photos to the filters chosen, Instagram users with a history of depression present the world differently, a study suggests.
Hurricane Season, Already Busy, May Get Even Busier
Forecasters see the possibility of as many as five major storms over the coming three months.
Matter: When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth, Mammals Took to the Skies
New fossil discoveries show that prehistoric “squirrels” glided through forests at least 160 million years ago, long before scientists had thought.
Climate Report Could Force Trump to Choose Between Science and His Base
The looming publication of a climate report again raises a contentious policy issue that has deeply divided President Trump’s closest advisers...
Russia Wants Innovation, but It’s Arresting Its Innovators
The detention of a Siberian scientist turned high-tech entrepreneur stirs dismay as Russia struggles to diversify its faltering economy beyond oil...
The Sea Level Did, in Fact, Rise Faster in the Southeast U.S.
Scientists may have found the culprit of sudden tidal flooding: Two atmospheric patterns that combined to cause fast-rising waters along the coast.
Chasing Shadows for a Glimpse of a Tiny World Beyond Pluto
From just five blinks of starlight, scientists now know more about the next destination of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft.
Impossible Burger’s ‘Secret Sauce’ Highlights Challenges of Food Tech
The start-up is finding out what happens when a fast-moving venture capital business runs into the staid world of government regulation.