Researcher Jonathan Haidt delves into the psychology of red state/blue state, and offers hope for reconciliation
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
As harvest season gets under way, farmers find that drought-stressed crops are susceptible to toxins and contaminants, further reducing yields
Human history and evolution
The wrinkle treatment prevents face muscles from registering negative emotions
Combining humanitarian aid, economic development and environmental improvement may be the only way for the global community to bolster its resilience to 21st-century challenges
How can we break the ice and get a political conversation started about climate change, David Biello asks
The license allows for construction of a plant that uses a process that critics fear could pose a serious nuclear-proliferation risk
James McCarthy, Alexander Agassiz professor of biological oceanography at Harvard, talks about climate science and testifying before Congress, and the collaborations between climate scientists and the national security community as well as with evangelicals...
The ocean acidification caused by rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will disrupt marine ecosystems
In more acidic waters clown fish wander too far from safety, sea snails fail to avoid prey
By cutting down on steel and other heavy materials, vehicles can be made lighter, boosting energy efficiency
Obese kids have higher cardiovascular risks as adults, and sugary beverages are stoking that obesity epidemic. Katherine Harmon reports
Known as the "iron man," a 24-centimeter-high sculpture was likely created from a piece of the Chinga meteorite that was strewn across the border region between Russia and Mongolia between 10,000 and 20,000 years ago...
Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles remain rare but could find an ally in newly abundant and cheap natural gas