The claims of young-Earth creationists are easily checked and easily countered. And a new book—written by former creationists themselves—does this in substantive, compelling detail.....
Midway through the school year, parents and teachers are starting to plan (and fundraise) for winter and spring field trips. Among the most popular destinations is the science museum.
A puzzle from the big bang's echo is solved using the technique of gravitational lensing
After the State of the Union address last night, everyone is talking about how best to spend tax dollars. So it seems appropriate to bring this into the conversation.
With a swarm of determined zerglings, a Brood War is currently underway on the East coast. Brood II, a cohort of slumbering cicadas, recently made their way out of the ground in the billions to outnumber the humans in their path 600 to 1 (but don’t be surprised if you don’t see any)...
South Africa still struggles to ensure that all citizens enjoy modern energy services, just one example of how the U.N.'s International Year of Sustainable Energy for All aims to bring modern energy resources to the billions who lack it...
Cold Cases: Scientists use a variety of tools to help them identify human remains [Video and Slide Show]
Forensic anthropologists refer to animal skeletons and to new 3D software to help identify victims.
What happens to nuclear reactors like those at Fukushima after they melt down or reach the end of their useful lives?
Day-to-Day Satellite Photos Reveal the Unfolding Crisis at the Nuclear Power Plant in Japan [Slide Show]
Aerial views of the damage at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant from March 12 to March 17 show signs of the chaotic sequence of events ranging from explosions to fires
The history of the battle between creationist and evolutionary theories in the classroom
Researchers are developing cameras that can take digital snapshots made up of more than a billion pixels
A complex of laboratories and data centers under construction in Kazakhstan is attracting tech entrepreneurs and, more importantly, the money to deliver the goods
One small island in Denmark is technically 100 percent powered by sustainable sources of energy. Could the experiment succeed anywhere else?
The world's first power facility to capture and store a portion of its carbon dioxide has begun operating in Appalachia
The future of coal-fired electricity in the U.S. may be on the line right now in Kansas
Psychological researchers suggest that evolutionary thinking is unnatural
A group of Darwinian theorists discuss religion in Edinburgh, Scotland
A Victorian amateur undertook a lifetime pursuit of slow, meticulous observation and thought about the natural world, producing a theory 150 years ago that still drives the contemporary scientific agenda...
The remake of this 1951 sci-fi classic delivers a modern warning wrapped in an ancient myth