Income inequality is rife in the world of U.S. science—and it's for the better
The 2012 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded jointly to John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka for the discovery that mature cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent
Now that teams, not individuals, drive high-impact science,the Nobel Foundation should change how it awards its prize
Protection measures seem to have had no impact on whale deaths, according to a new study that reinforces the need for science-based approaches to reducing large-whale mortality
When male Gouldian finches had their right eyes covered, they lost their previous discrimination in favor of the coloration of specific females. Karen Hopkin reports
The Macaulay Sound Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca, N.Y. holds the oldest and largest collection of animal sounds in the world. The collection helps scientists understand the screeches, calls, buzzes and songs of life...
The phytoplankton Heterosigma akashiwo swims away from zooplankton, its natural predator, but stays put in the presence of other predators without a specific taste for it. Gretchen Cuda Kroen reports...
The black mamba's venom has a special ingredient: a painkiller as potent as morphine. Christopher Intagliata reports
A new study is the first to link the ubiquitous chemical--found in hard plastics, canned foods and paper receipts--with altered thyroid hormones in babies
New work explains how a microbe can thrive in the high-arsenic conditions of California's Mono Lake
A chirpy challenge from Science Buddies
The best way to teach today's hyperconnected students is to get rid of the departments of geology and biology
World-class status for research excellence comes with a new set of challenges
To keep jellyfish, fungi and other creatures from overtaking healthy habitats, scientists are exploring food webs and tipping points
Observing signaling molecules before they leave a cell could give researchers insights into how cells in our bodies influence one another
The milk could help infants who develop an allergic response to whey, but it also holds more of a non-whey protein called casein, which is also responsible for allergies
Scientists have mapped a tiny roundworm's entire nervous system. Did it teach them anything about its behavior?
Inoculating kids is the best way to protect everyone from flu. Why don't we do it?
Opaque retraction notices in journals can hide fraud while saving face or avoiding libel charges