Einstein the Anti-Racist? Not in His Travel Diaries
The celebrated physicist’s journal during an international tour of China, Japan and other countries in the 1920s displays a “clear hallmark of...
Asteroids and Adversaries: Challenging What NASA Knows About Space Rocks
Two years ago, NASA dismissed and mocked an amateur’s criticisms of its asteroids database. Now Nathan Myhrvold is back, and his papers have passed...
Huge Dust Storm on Mars Threatens NASA’s Opportunity Rover
The storm, which has blanketed a quarter of the planet, has plunged the rover into a “dark, perpetual night.”
A Landmark Diet Study Was Flawed. The Researchers Stand By the Findings Anyway.
A highly publicized trial in Spain found that the Mediterranean diet protects against heart disease. Now the original work has been retracted and...
Trilobites: Aztec Turquoise Tiles May Solve a Mesoamerican Mystery
A recent geochemical analysis calls into question the idea of extensive contact between Mesoamerican and Southwest American cultures before the...
Trilobites: Listen to the Sounds of Narwhals That Have Been Elusive to Science
As melting ice opens east Greenland to petroleum prospectors and cruises, scientists are rushing to study the noises made by a remote population of...
Antarctica Is Melting More Than Twice as Fast as in 2012
The continent’s rate of ice loss is speeding up, which is contributing even more to rising sea levels.
Raccoon Scales 25-Story Tower in St. Paul and Becomes a Sensation
Maintenance workers tried to rouse the raccoon from a second-story ledge in downtown St. Paul on Tuesday. It escaped and began a mesmerizing ascent.
Matter: A Crispr Conundrum: How Cells Fend Off Gene Editing
Scientists may need to bypass a cell’s cancer defenses in order to successfully edit its DNA. The finding raises questions about gene-editing...
Last March of the ‘Wooden Elephants’: Africa’s Ancient Baobabs Are Dying
Researchers fear the trees are parched by drought and rising temperatures linked to climate change.
How Universities Deal With Sexual Harassment Needs Sweeping Change, Panel Says
Current policies and programs have failed overwhelmingly to address and prevent the problem, said a report from the National Academies of Sciences,...
Global Health: As an HIV Prevention Drug Surged in Australia, Condom Use Fell
Infection rates declined despite an rise in unprotected sex, suggesting widespread use of the drug may mitigate the effects of riskier behavior.