Washington State Is Set to Vote on a Carbon Tax. For the Governor, It’s a Gamble.
Washington’s governor, Jay Inslee, is making climate a central plank in his political platform, perhaps ahead of a 2020 presidential run.
Trilobites: They’re Hosting Parasitic Worms in Their Bodies to Help Treat a Neglected Disease
17 healthy volunteers were paid to help prove a method of testing vaccines for schistosomiasis, which can be lethal, but some researchers are...
Cellphones on the Moon? Not So Fast
Nokia and Vodaphone say they plan to put a high-speed cellular network on the moon. If recent history is a guide, don’t expect this to go exactly...
Parts Suppliers Call for Cleaner Cars, Splitting With Their Main Customers: Automakers
Car-parts makers spoke out against a Trump administration plan to review and potentially weaken tailpipe pollution rules.
When Stars Were Born: Earliest Starlight’s Effects Are Detected
Using a telescope in Australia, astronomers say they have glimpsed farther back in time than the Hubble Telescope to see what was happening when...
Trilobites: You Get Thirsty and Drink. How Does Your Brain Signal You’ve Had Enough?
Researchers have identified a set of neurons in mice that may explain the swift sensation of satisfaction that comes after a drink of water.
Paul Allen Wants to Teach Machines Common Sense
The Microsoft co-founder will give $125 million to his nonprofit research lab to help develop technology that adds common sense to artificial...
Arthur J. Moss, Who Pioneered Heart Treatments, Dies at 86
He successfully conducted research into fatal cardiac disorders, including a rare genetic malfunction called long QT syndrome.
Dutch Supermarket Introduces Plastic-Free Aisle
The initiative, part of a global push to fight waste, saw about 700 products packaged in compostable materials or in glass, metal or cardboard.
Trilobites: No Sign of Newborn North Atlantic Whales This Breeding Season
Researchers tracking the endangered species grounds for birthing calves haven’t seen one baby this season, further raising the specter of...
Barbra Streisand Cloned Her Dogs. For $50,000, You Can Clone Yours.
Ms. Streisand made the revelation in an interview with Variety. Before you get any ideas, let us tell you a little bit more about the process.
German Court Rules Cities Can Ban Vehicles to Tackle Air Pollution
The country’s highest administrative court ruled that diesel vehicles may be banned from city streets as part of efforts to improve air quality.