Space Council Chooses the Moon as Trump Administration Priority
Vice President Mike Pence accused the Obama administration of neglecting the space program, while others saw an ongoing renaissance.
Matter: A ‘Sonic Attack’ on Diplomats in Cuba? These Scientists Doubt It
The symptoms reported by U.S. embassy staff in Havana probably were not caused by a mysterious sonic weapon, experts said.
New Species of Sponges Found on the Pacific Seafloor
The tiny creatures live on rock nodules containing metals like iron, cobalt and copper that are targeted for deep-sea mining in the...
Bronze Arm Found in Famous Shipwreck Points to More Treasure Below
Marine archaeologists announced news findings from their most recent excavation of the roughly 2,000-year-old Antikythera wreck.
Deep in 316-Page E.P.A. Doc, Reporter Finds Hint of Unexpected Turn in History
There it was on Scott Pruitt’s schedule: a meeting with an acquaintance he knew from Oklahoma.
Kazuo Ishiguro Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature
The British author’s best sellers include “The Remains of the Day” and “Never Let Me Go.”
Trilobites: Electric Honeycombs Form When Nature Gets Out of Balance
A 17-year-old high school student in Pakistan replicated a physics visualization, and developed results that surprised some older scientists.
Hurricane Damage in Puerto Rico Leads to Fears of Drug Shortages Nationwide
Two weeks after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, manufacturers are scrambling to get their plants back on line and avoid production problems.
Trump Takes a First Step Toward Scrapping Obama’s Global Warming Policy
The White House will repeal the Clean Power Plan, the centerpiece of President Obama’s effort to fight global warming, but will keep the door open...
Matter: Ancient Viruses Are Buried in Your DNA
Endogenous retroviruses wormed into the human genome eons ago. Today viral genes continue to produce a variety of mysterious proteins in the body.
Phys Ed: For Your Brain’s Sake, Keep Moving
Exercise changes the workings of new brain cells in ways that may protect against dementia, a study in mice suggests.
Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded for Cryo-Electron Microscopy
Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson developed a process to portray biomolecules by freezing them very quickly to preserve their...