A New Exoplanet May Be the Most Promising Yet in Search for Signs of Life
The planet, about 40 light years from Earth, is close enough that astronomers hope they will someday be able to probe its atmosphere for signs of...
Trilobites: Broke a Glass? Someday You Might 3-D-Print a New One
Researchers think 3-D printing may make it cheaper and easier to create glass objects, from skyscraper facades to tiny devices used in research.
The Climate Issue: How a Warming Planet Drives Human Migration
Climate displacement is becoming one of the world’s most powerful — and destabilizing — geopolitical forces.
Health Insurers Make Case for Subsidies, but Get Little Assurance From Administration
Insurers have been closely watching as President Trump and congressional lawmakers debate the future of subsidies that help lower deductibles and...
Trilobites: This Is a Giant Shipworm. You May Wish It Had Stayed In Its Tube.
It’s actually a clam, it lives on sulfur and researchers have studied a living specimen for the first time.
Dinner With a Dung Beetle
In this 360° video, get an up-close look at how a dung beetle in Laikipia, Kenya, prepares a meal.
The Climate Issue: Is It O.K. to Engineer the Environment to Fight Climate Change?
Scientists are investigating whether releasing tons of particulates into the atmosphere might be good for the planet. Not everyone thinks this is a...
The Climate Issue: When Rising Seas Transform Risk Into Certainty
Along parts of the East Coast, the entire system of insuring coastal property is beginning to break down.
Scientists and Activists Look Beyond the March for Science
On Saturday scientists and their advocates are expected to fill streets in more than 500 cities. But what they do next is just as important.
The March for Science: Why Some Are Going, and Some Will Sit Out
In remarks submitted The Times, some said the president’s posture toward science demanded a response, but others worried about the politicization...
Take a Number: Ranks of Scientists Aging Faster Than Other Workers
The percentage of scientists aged 55 and older nearly doubled from 1993 to 2008, amid concerns that young researchers are getting crowded out.
A California Court for Young Adults Calls on Science
San Francisco’s Young Adult Court, created in 2015, is based on recent research suggesting that brain development extends beyond age 18, into the 20s.