A swim with sewage aims to call attention to cleaning the Gowanus Canal, and other polluted waters in the U.S.
Scientists and astronauts recall the telescope’s finest hours as well as threats to its 25-year existence
“Snipping out” damaged mitochondrial DNA in mice and human cells is a step toward preventing serious inherited diseases
Richard Pan, a pediatrician and state senator, discusses his bill pushing the elimination of parental belief exemptions from children’s school vaccination requirements
Mass deaths likely stemmed from the BP spill in 2010, researchers say
Russian scientists have developed experimental embalming methods to maintain the look, feel and flexibility of the Soviet Union's founder’s body, which is 145 years old today ...
The sounds, not the sights, may reveal hidden eruptions
A lack of funding has forced the National Biodiversity Institute of Costa Rica to hand over its collection to the state and its educational park
The biggest waves seen in northern sea ice show how this vital cover can be crushed much faster than expected
Guidelines that emphasize the need for behavioral therapies often go unheeded, although study results broken out by demographics were surprising
Testing of shrimp, crabs and fish, among other seafood harvested in the Gulf of Mexico, continues
Astronomers watching galaxies collide found evidence of nongravitational forces that could suggest dark matter interacts with itself
BP's Macondo well disaster was bad but U.S. oil addiction is worse
The People’s Republic now produces more than three billion tons of coal a year, and the fossil fuel has played a key role in accelerating the nation’s growth, along with its carbon dioxide emissions, dating to the early 20th century...
It's on the beach, in the marshes, on the continental shelf and under the deep sea—and still not all of the oil has been found
The most far-seeing search ever performed for “Dyson spheres” and other artifacts of “astroengineering” comes up empty. Where is everybody?
Nobel laureate physicist William Shockley recruited Gordon Moore to help advance transistor technology, kicking off the creation of Silicon Valley and the digital revolution itself
Research finds that sustained eye contact between a dog and its owner causes oxytocin to spike in both—but not so in wolves. What it means remains to be seen
Recent questions about the validity of diagnostic criteria for mental illness have raised deeper questions about the current state of psychiatry
The journal Basic and Applied Social Psychology recently banned the use of p-values and other statistical methods to quantify uncertainty from significance in research results