Trilobites: Slow and Steady, a Tortoise Is Winning Its Race With Extinction
The Burmese Star Tortoise was called functionally extinct by ecologists, but a captive breeding program in Myanmar has saved them, a study says.
2017 Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded to LIGO Black Hole Researchers
Rainer Weiss of M.I.T. and his Caltech collaborators Kip Thorne and Barry Barish discovered ripples in space-time known as gravitational waves.
Arthur Janov, Psychologist Who Set the World Screaming, Dies at 93
The father of primal scream therapy, Dr. Janov maintained, not without controversy, that it could cure an array of ills from alcoholism to asthma.
Trilobites: Yearly 9/11 Tribute Shows Light Pollution’s Effects on Birds
Scientists used the annual memorial to the fallen Twin Towers to quantify the effects of urban nighttime light on migratory birds.
Scientists in Mexico Scramble to Deploy Seismic Sensors
Two destructive earthquakes have lent urgency to the country’s plans to build an underwater seismic network.
Nobel Prize in Medicine Goes to Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael Young
The three U.S.-born scientists were recognized for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm.
As Seas Warm, Whales Face New Dangers
Scientists are worrying that many humpback and right whales are dying.
Obesity Was Rising as Ghana Embraced Fast Food. Then Came KFC.
The growing popularity of fried chicken and pizza in parts of Africa underscores how fast food is changing habits and expanding waistlines.
Replacing Faulty Heart Devices Costs Medicare $1.5 Billion in 10 Years
A new report says seven types of defective pacemakers or defibrillators had to be replaced from 2005 through 2014.
Ancient Egyptian Animals Had a Place in the Afterlife. Here’s Why.
“Soulful Creatures,” at the Brooklyn Museum, applies aged artifacts and contemporary technology to investigate the role of animal mummies in...
3-D Printing for Space Exploration
Branch Technology is developing a 3-D printing process that can build structures on Mars. Step into their Tennessee workspace in 360 degrees.
Q&A: The Perils of Peanut Butter
How clean does a jar for your sandwich spread need to be for recycling efforts?