Two new reports lay out the case for fast action and increased awareness
Carbon taxes and nuclear power will be necessary to cut CO2 emissions quickly enough to avert disastrous climate change, they say
Scientists have identified a novel chemical pathway to explain why bright red vermillion paint becomes black over time
As new discoveries cause cancer researchers to rethink treatment strategies, current Food and Drug Administration drug-approval rules based on traditional cancer classifications have become outmoded...
Reports of dramatic declines in shark fin soup consumption may be too good to be true
X-ray and radio observations offer the best evidence yet that, as long suspected, high-energy particles stream from the heart of our galaxy
Two dwarf galaxies may have smashed together in our Local Group, sparking the nearest "starburst"
Selling solar energy on an installment plan is an affordable alternative to kerosene fuel
On average, amphibian deformities at U.S. national wildlife refuges are lower than expected. But in abnormality “hotspots,” rates can approach 40 percent
A study suggests atoms can bond not only with electrons in their outer shells, but also via those in their supposedly sacrosanct inner shells
A new app stores sexually transmitted disease test results in one place and, if you like, can discretely notify sex partners of your health status
A new mathematical model describes why cities have become less centralized over time, and could help urban planners guide the growth of urban areas in smarter ways
The previously unknown microbe was tough enough to survive stringent sterilization at two locations. Might it survive a trip to Mars?
Controversy erupts over new labeling law
The mosquito-borne infection is cropping up in Florida, but mysteriously not in similar regions in the nation
Many Filipinos embraced wireless in response to a history of poor landline service, leaving them with few communications options after the superstorm
The U.S. is considering a limit on the artery clogger similar to one Denmark instituted a decade ago. How did the ban impact that country?
Where did the Red Planet’s carbon dioxide blanket and liquid surface water go? NASA’s Maven mission will launch next week to investigate
Aid workers eye sanitation concerns, food-insecure future
Nature Video presents five short films on this summer's Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, which brought early-career chemists together with Nobel Prize–winners