Out There: ‘Genius’ Unravels the Mysteries of Einstein’s Universe
A new series on the National Geographic Channel introduces viewers to the man behind the cuddly accent and the curvatures of space-time.
Q&A: Avian Housing Wars: Competition for Nesting Spots
Birds that migrate early and start producing offspring may find their nests overtaken by larger birds that nest later, a wildlife biologist says.
Global Health: In a Dragon’s Blood, Scientists Discover a Potential Antibiotic
Blood samples from a captive Komodo dragon blood yield molecules that kill bacteria and heal wounds, biochemists find.
Climate Change Reroutes a Yukon River in a Geological Instant
Melting water from one of Canada’s largest glaciers used to flow north, to the Bering Sea. Last spring, it reversed course, a case of what...
St. Jude Medical Played Down Defibrillator Failures for Years, F.D.A. Says
The company continued to ship the products before recalling them in October, failing to alert patients or doctors of several cases of battery...
It’s Like It Never Left: Another El Niño May Be on the Way
Just a year after weather patterns were altered worldwide, scientists see signs that more disruption may be brewing.
Trilobites: Silver Fish Surf the Waves to Spawn on California Beaches
It is peak season for grunion runs, when the fish race onto shore to mate and leave eggs that will develop under inches of sand.
Conditions for Life Detected on Saturn Moon Enceladus
Data from the Cassini spacecraft hint that hydrothermal vents could provide the conditions for microbes or other forms of alien life.
New Tools Needed to Track Technology’s Impact on Jobs, Panel Says
The nation is “flying blind” into a new era of automation and artificial intelligence, the authors of a National Academies study warned.
Do Your Shoelaces Keep Coming Undone? Engineers Explain Why
Blame physics and “weak” knots for unraveled laces, a phenomenon researchers called “sudden and catastrophic.”
6 Things I Learned About Ulcers
Having an ulcer is like being a contestant on a twisted game show called “What to Eat?”.
Carry-On: What Bill Nye Can’t Travel Without
The star of the new series “Bill Nye Saves the World” always takes gaffer tape, a fountain pen, bow ties and a checklist so he doesn’t forget them.