A Chinese herbal remedy and a drug made from soil bacteria lead three researchers to a share in the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
No extant technology exists to protect a traveler from the potentially deadly doses of radiation on Mars
A popular critique of a voyage to the stars reveals the hazards of becoming hoodwinked by tragically misconstrued “pathological technologies” that promise us possibilities impossible to realize...
To protect shore communities against storms, rebuilding isn’t the answer: smarter coastal engineering and development is
California oysters are another human-made invention
The blockbuster film’s futuristic vision of interplanetary exploration could soon be out of date
Our map shows low-lying at-risk cities and coastlines everywhere, many of them sinking
European and U.S. models frequently make different predictions about weather and storm tracks, including that of Hurricane Joaquin. Here’s why
Scientists try to understand why some patients get better and others don't
Scientists and engineers remain skeptical of high pollution claims
The U.S. is stuck with an antiscience Congress, and that’s unlikely to change—whether or not Boehner is at the helm
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter found evidence that flowing water causes suspicious dark streaks on the Red Planet
The risk of microbial contamination could prevent humans and even robots from visiting the most promising parts of the Red Planet
Conservationists found an unlikely ally in an expert wildlife tracker who previously brought mountain lions to the verge of extinction
Calls on world leaders to respect the "right of the environment"
Existing sources of methane emissions from the oil and gas sector must be addressed in order to effectively solve the problem
A hormone involved in circadian rhythms could provide treatment for the autoimmune disease
The German carmaker’s emissions-testing cheat reveals how car companies and government regulators negotiate trade-offs between fuel efficiency and performance
Alarming gaps in knowledge about diagnostic errors and medical delays require intense scrutiny, says an expert medical advisory group
Gravitational waves from the most promising black hole binary system candidate yet could help shine a light on how these monsters at the hearts of galaxies merge