Smithsonian Will Tighten Its Guidelines on Disclosure
The Smithsonian Institution said the new rules would seek to prevent outside funders, such as corporations, from exercising undue influence over...
SpaceX Capsule to Deliver New Parking Spot for Space Station
SpaceX stands ready to launch a much-needed load of supplies to the International Space Station this weekend on the heels of a failed supply run by...
California Turns to Stopping Water Leaks
In the midst of a devastating drought, the state finds that no loss of water is trivial and goes about finding and fixing them....
Faster Fiber-Optic Transmissions Reported by Researchers
A group of electrical engineers says that sending information in a new fashion could, in theory, double the capacity of fiber-optic circuits....
Next Stop: In Chile’s Elqui Valley, Intergalactic Sightseeing Is the Star
Astronomers and stargazers are flocking to the Chilean destination, where night skies offer brilliant views despite the growing threat of light...
World’s Aquifers Losing Replenishment Race, Researchers Say
Nearly a third of the world’s 37 largest aquifers are being drained faster than water can be returned to them, threatening regions that support two...
Journal Science Releases Guidelines for Publishing Scientific Studies
The journal published guidelines on Thursday aimed at reducing scientific misconduct and at making studies easier to check and replicate....
Crossbreeding Could Help Coral Survive Warming Waters
Mixing and matching corals of the same species from different latitudes could help reefs survive despite warming ocean temperatures, a new study...
The Mental Health Issue: ‘I Don’t Believe in God, but I Believe in Lithium’
My 20-year struggle with bipolar disorder.
Pursuit of Cash Taints Promise of Gene Tests
As labs and research start-ups grow, the federal government is scrutinizing their relationships with doctors, as well as their payment and billing...
Ruling Says Netherlands Must Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
The decision by the Dutch court could motivate environmental activists to pursue a similar legal strategy in other countries....
Wacky Fossil Worm Reveals Secret: Which End Is Which?
A bizarre-looking fossil worm that's been a puzzle for scientists has given up a secret: Researchers now know which end is which....