The nonprofit Simons Foundation will fund a new observatory to search for signs of stretching in the very early universe
The Kennewick Man skeleton has been deemed Native American, but a cultural question delays its burial
The Kepler mission’s announcement of 1,284 worlds previews the overwhelming number of planetary discoveries to come
Biologist Sara Lewis recalls her first look at a firefly’s bizarre reproductive anatomy in this excerpt from her new book
The natural world is the only world, theoretical physicist Sean Carroll argues in a new book
A new Danish study provides more data but does not resolve the question
Judges say wildlife officials have been slack on science in assessing the need for exterminating wolves, wolverines and cormorants
Less snow and warmer spring mean more acres burned
Data from failed experiments combines with machine learning to predict successful chemical reactions and form new hypotheses
Heavy rainstorms, tied to global warming, will not send gravelly, stony rivers raging over the landscape
As hoped-for precipitation from El Niño falls short, Los Angeles resorts to a controversial method to reap water from the sky
An analysis of tools found in the Russian archaeological site of Sungir shows how Homo sapiens developed techniques to mold hard materials
Automated surgical systems still need hand-holding, but one system holds its own against humans...
A live Webcast Wednesday will discuss the necessity of chaos theory and supercomputers in modeling climate change
Washington spent more than $1 billion telling people in 14 African countries not to have sex before they get married. It didn’t work
Are kids being spanked for acting out or acting out because they’re spanked?
Crime expert Linda Stratmann describes 19th century efforts to understand what traces poison leaves on a body after death in this excerpt from her new book “The Secret Poisoner: A Century of Murder” ...
One astronomer suggests that we cannot necessarily disentangle the two
Neural images show it takes more than logic and facts to win a political argument