Award-winning journalist Maryn McKenna talks about her latest book, Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats. (Part 1 of 2)
Exhaust fumes from oceangoing vessels lead to an almost doubling of lightning activity over shipping lanes compared to adjacent areas of the sea.
By playing the online game Foldit, players might help design an enzyme that can stop aflatoxins from making millions sick.
Chemicals from these blazes can give the libation an ashy flavor
The 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded jointly to Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson for developing cryo-electron microscopy that can determine high-resolution structures of biomolecules in solution.
Three scientists developed microscope methods that use electrons and cold temperature to reveal tiny details of life’s machinery
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution.
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded today to Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael Young for discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling circadian rhythms.
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2017 was awarded to Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young for discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling circadian rhythms.
Coffee is unique among artisanal beverages in that the brewer plays a significant role in its quality at the point of consumption
Carbon nanotubes, solar cell material, and gene-editing are in crystal balls for next week's announcement
More reflective telescope mirrors allow astronomers to capture more photons—and do more science. Christopher Intagliata reports.
A second jolt felt minutes after this month's detonation continues to confound researchers
Entrepreneurs are finding profits turning human waste into fertilizer, fuel and even food
Electronic devices that decompose on schedule will be a boon to security tech and medical implants
Move over Mentos and Diet Coke. With an effervescent tablet, a film canister and some water, you’ve got a real-life rocket.
Peroxides at a Texas plant, owned by the company Arkema, are “one small step away from ignition”
Agency devotes more resources, speeds reviews of chemicals, earning plaudits but concern that studies were not careful enough
The leukemia treatment approval opens up a new front for gene therapies in the U.S.
Male bugs with time bomb gene could sire sterile females in a possible alternative to chemical pesticides