Levels in young animals elevated to 1,000 times the acceptable amount in people
A common pesticide additive, known as an "inert" ingredient, could be one of the causes of the die-offs beekeepers have observed in their hives. Christopher Intagliata reports.
From stem-cell law to national monuments, the president-elect has myriad opportunities to transform the research landscape
Trump’s appointment to oversee America’s parks and federal lands has pledged to protect them and public access while undoing federal regulation
Scientific American executive editor Fred Guterl talks with President Obama’s science advisor John Holdren about climate science, space travel, the issue of reproducibility in science, the brain initiative and more.
Public officials are advancing measures, such as more blood-lead screening and property inspections, to protect children from the toxic threat
Trump's choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency tells Senate he would honor the intent of the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard
Pruitt tells Senate he would seek to ensure environmental protections are effective without hurting development
The president-elect has taken what is widely seen as a hostile stance toward the scientific community. Here’s why
Some predators are attracted to the food in bird feeders, and end up targeting nestlings, too. Jason G. Goldman reports.
Competition between older female orcas and their adult daughters when they can breed simultaneously may cause the matriarch to enter menopause.
President Obama made a last plea for democratic engagement and fact-based debate, including on global warming
Population plunges almost 90 percent since 1990s; the species is seen as a key pollinator of blueberries, tomatoes and wildflowers
Domoic acid, occasionally found in shellfish, is a serious health risk and researchers have linked its presence with climatic phenomena
A chunk of ice bigger than New York's Long Island is hanging on by a relative thread
Feedback loops between record Arctic temperatures and the jet stream may be altering our weather
Scientists, not politicians, resolve a set of controversial measurements
The new tool, which divides water masses into precise categories, could help in conservation planning
Shifting rainfall patterns and the amount of water in the ground are likely causes for the heightened risk
What to expect for climate change, health care, technology and more under the new administration