France Cordova takes the helm of the National Science Foundation at a time of tight federal budgets for science
NASA's long-term vision, released by the agency's astrophysics division, restates its broad and popular themes for scientists to pursue including "Are We Alone?" and "How Did We Get Here?"...
See which science blog posts were most-read on Nature's Web site this year
Sanger is one of only three scientists to have been awarded two Nobel Prizes in the sciences
Government researchers are barred from their own labs during the shutdown, and they cannot travel to conferences
23andMe says it has no plans to pursue concepts discussed in its patent for a method to predict a baby's traits based on its parents' DNA
The ERC's support provides a taste of what may be to come for the arXiv, including more financial support for the web site by other research funders and publishers
A test vaccine has been found to be protective against a synthetic version of the H5N1 virus, but the result might not predict performance on real pandemic H5N1
France Anne Cordova served as president of Purdue University from 2007 to 2012, and oversaw the creation of the Colombia–Purdue Institute for Scientific Research
Earth is a tiny blue dot in a photograph taken by the probe on July 19 when the sun was eclipsed by the gas giant
The Chilean poet had prostate cancer in an advanced state, with extended metastasis, according to an analysis of his remains
The UK's chief scientific advisor warns that the moratorium could harm the continent's crop production, but environmental groups pronounced the two-year ban a victory
Wallace, who came up with the concept of evolution by natural selection independently of Charles Darwin, had the house built in 1872 in Grays, England. The naturalist is said to have lived in the house for about four years...
Detectors at the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search have recorded three events that may represent collisions from weakly interacting massive particles
The president of the Society for Neuroscience asked its members to stay positive about a multibillion project to record all the brain's neurons in action, but some psychologists have called foul on this scientific advocacy...
The agency's approval of the first seasonal flu vaccine made of recombinant proteins rather than inactivated or weakened virus comes as emergency rooms are clogged with victims of an early and severe flu season...
The president issued a memorandum directing the CDC and other public-health agencies to conduct or sponsor research into the causes of gun violence and the ways to prevent it, doing an end-run around congressional moves for several years to muzzle such efforts...
Aaron Swartz faced an imminent trial for having downloaded some four million articles from a not-for-profit scholarly archive, and a possible penalty of 35 years in prison and a $1-million fine, which some call disproportionate to his actions...
70 puppies were released after activists alerted the Indian government that the animals had been falsely described as "pets" by a contract organization seeking to import them
Conditions in the Arctic, where several environmental records were broken this year, are slipping rapidly from bad to worse as the pace of climate change accelerates in that region