Why Do Bees Buzz?
Jim Gorman, science reporter for The New York Times, finds out why bumblebees make all that racket.
Government Report Finds Drastic Impact of Climate Change on U.S.
The report directly contradicts Trump administration claims about global warming and concludes that temperatures have risen rapidly since 1980.
Essay: With Snowflakes and Unicorns, Marina Ratner and Maryam Mirzakhani Explored a Universe in Motion
The legacies and achievements of two great mathematicians will dazzle and intrigue scholars for decades.
Researchers Track an Unlikely Culprit in Weight Gain
Mouse studies suggest that F.S.H., a reproductive hormone, may be responsible for redistributing fat to the abdomen in menopausal women.
Q&A: No Need to Smell Fear: Dogs Have Other Reasons to Bite
Despite conventional wisdom, no one knows if dogs can smell fear. But humans give them plenty of other reasons to attack.
The Serial Killer Test: Biases Against Atheists Emerge in Study
Most people around the world, whether religious or not, presume that serial killers are more likely to be atheists than believers in any god, a new...
For Parents of Children Like Charlie Gard, Learning to ‘Redefine Hope’
For parents of incurably ill children, the death of a British baby evoked memories of their own search for treatment and answers where often few...
Weaning Itself From Elephant Ivory, China Turns to Mammoths
Promoters of ivory from the extinct animals say it’s an ethical alternative. Others fear it may give cover to the black-market elephant ivory trade.
Europe Swelters Under a Heat Wave Called ‘Lucifer’
Temperatures in parts of the Continent have soared to record highs, causing at least two deaths, kindling wildfires and driving tempers through the...
Let Forest Fires Burn? What the Black-Backed Woodpecker Knows
A scientific debate is intensifying over whether too much money and too many lives are lost fighting forest fires.
A Ride for the Red Planet
Step inside this Mars rover concept vehicle created as part of the Kennedy Space Center’s “Summer of Mars” campaign to celebrate advances in...
Yellow Fever Outbreak That Threatened Brazil’s Megacities Ends
An alarming surge in cases that started in January appears to have stopped short of the country’s largest cities, health officials reported.