Trilobites: The Great Speckled Dinosaur Egg
Eggs of different colors evolved in dinosaurs before the appearance of birds.
Global Health: In Congo’s Ebola Outbreak, Experimental Treatments Are Proving Effective
More than half of the patients who received treatment survived, scientists reported.
ScienceTake: This Halloween, Consider the Unappreciated Beauty of Spiders
Arachnids get a bad rap, particularly around Halloween, but they’re actually quite lovely in their own, deadly, leaping, eight-legged,...
A Mandarin Duck Mysteriously Appears in Central Park, to Birders’ Delight
A brilliantly colored duck appeared in the Pond in Central Park in October. The duck, which is native to East Asia, stunned wildlife officials.
Trilobites: Deer Antlers Couldn’t Grow So Fast Without These Genes
Studying the genes that let deer quickly regrow their antlers could one day lead to treatments for people who suffer bone ailments like osteoporosis.
Inquiry Into Ryan Zinke Land Deal Is Said to Escalate
The move, if confirmed, is a sign that the federal government is considering a criminal investigation of the interior secretary’s conduct.
Hawaiian Supreme Court Approves Giant Telescope on Mauna Kea
The court granted a building permit for a roughly $2 billion observatory, which activists had protested would further degrade the site of an...
Kepler, the Little NASA Spacecraft That Could, No Longer Can
After nine-and-a-half years in orbit, 530,506 stars observed and 2,662 planets around other stars discovered, the telescope will be left to drift...
Trilobites: A Vault of Glass and the Deepest Volcanic Eruption Ever Detected
Close to the Mariana Trench and nearly three miles below sea level, scientists found evidence of an underwater eruption that was only months old.
As World’s Air Gets Worse, India Struggles to Breathe
Though India’s government has taken a few steps to curb pollution, data from across the country shows hazardous air pollution continues to rise.
Trolling the Monster in the Heart of the Milky Way
Something very large and dark occupies the center of our galaxy, and new data suggest that it is indeed a black hole.
Circling a Black Hole
Astronomers are probing the edge of Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy.