Cuts to the government agency's budget would impact a lot of science.
A Weirdest Thing holiday spectacular.
State-run media backs up the claim
The gases help confirm it really was a nuclear test.
An explosive past
New England is full of granite that has locked away a record of how north has evolved over the centuries.
Both the Atlantic and Pacific areas saw a record number and intensity of storms.
If only they had developed monkey boats. Tiny little monkey boats! Oh man I wish they had monkey boats.
It's tough luck for the two other towns trying to claim the title
We go way, way back.
The Paleoamerican migration plot thickens.
In anticipation of opened oil wells beneath the melting arctic, an ownership-mapping mission makes its way across the seabed
Welcome to the 'megadrought'
Watch live commentary of the spacecrafts' demise later this afternoon.
Researchers examine cross-cultural differences between how hotel staffs react to abuse.
A new graphic maps the influence of Mexican drug cartels in the U.S.
The Energy Catalyzer (E-Cat) has never been proven to work. Then again, it hasn't been conclusively proven not to...
A meteorite streaked through the sky Friday morning, exploding over central Russia. Plant your eyeballs here for the latest updates. 3:15 p.m. EST: Russia Today writes that the estimated cost of damage has been revised down from 1 billion rubles to 400 million rubles, or about $13 million.
South Korean government sites are also struck. Was North Korea to blame?
We see no reason to doubt this.
Did an eruption turn Icelandic vikings into Christians?
Drug lords, millionaire wannabes and the North Korean government have perfected methods for knocking off our most valuable greenback. Now the scientists in charge of making the real dough are fighting back with an unfakeable (for now) $100 bill
In the future, the great Pixel Wolves Of The Sky will look down below on the mutated fish. The wolves will be hungry but also weirded out.
Proof of a bioterror program is hard to come by. In the Iraq conflict, impatient politicians and media jumped to conclusions.
It's the ultimate nightmare: a nuclear attack in the U.S. masterminded by terrorists. Here's how that could happen-- and how we can prevent it
Russia tests the "father of all bombs" but technical hurdles could defuse its lethal power
A debate last week provided strong opinions, but no final answer
It's all about enrichment
A new response posture also dictates nukes will not be used against other non-nuclear states in the event of a biological or chemical attack
But Congress narrowly beats ebola, bullies and Lindsay Lohan.
Boaty McBoatface is in good company
We're two minutes to midnight. Again.
Kelvin Droegemeier could be an huge boon to the scientific community.
How the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization keeps an ear to the ground
Topics included the opioid crisis, nuclear weapons, and "beautiful clean coal."
Cellphones, microchips, cars, even iPhones—there's virtually no high-tech Western product that China's cloners can't copy. Pretty soon, you might even prefer their work
Excerpt: Underground: A Human History of the Worlds Beneath Our Feet
Scientists are studying the aurora's every move.
But the findings are not without their fair share of critics.
On the Labrador Sea, the scientific crew of the research vessel Knorr hunts for underwater storms, sinks a two-mile mooring--and gathers clues to the planet's fate
The forensic feces files
A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.
Recent tremors in California have brought up some common misconceptions.
America is haunted by 100,000 missing persons and 40,000 unidentified sets of remains. Only one lab can truly connect the lost and the dead—and it's revealing the secrets of serial killers in the process
What seven years of research taught me about crosswalks, elevators, and "like" buttons.
Western architects have grand plans for helping China solve its expanding environmental crisis. But the world's dirtiest country already has the power to clean up all on its own
Understanding where the insects travel will help biologists better track their overall population levels.
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
In lieu of a written language, the Inca communicated through construction.
The now-extinct giant beaver once lived from Florida to Alaska.
It might not (just) be foul play.
Meet the wee, multilegged chefs behind the world's most sought-after loaves.
I study the motion of the ocean through rocks.
Fascinating fecal science.
Megapixels: It was rediscovered by a drone.
With the worldâ€™s wild fish stocks plummeting, experts say that something must be done to ensure our seafood supply. Are offshore fish farms the solution?
The dark side of sushi's surge in popularity.
The Wari people used their corn-based beer to spread their culture across Peru.
It's science—on ice.
Tweaking a single gene in female mice has been found to change their sexual preference
The following is an excerpt from Adam Alter's new book Drunk Tank Pink: And Other Unexpected Forces That Shape How We Think, Feel, and Behave, available on Amazon.
From Incheon, South Korea, to Osceola County, Florida
Workaholics of the world, rejoice? We'll all be just as unhappy with a shorter work week.
Full body, nearly real-time imaging is here.
Can polygraphs expose anti-U.S. plots?
A major foreign breakthrough highlights the limits placed on U.S. stem-cell researchers
Scientists hope to build an experimental fusion reactor
Looking to cities around the world for inspiration
Joseph Longo's Plasma Converter turns our most vile and toxic trash into clean energyâ€”and promises to make a relic of the landfill
"Gravity has always been a major part of my life."
Why would a petro-state erect a solar-powered eco-metropolis in the middle of the Arabian desert? To change the world.
Researchers in northern Asia are looking for automated ways to deal with jellyfish blooms.
Undead viruses! Killer foxes! Soldiers who never sleep! This is no horror movie--it's today's scientists at their most daring
Para hockey has its own unique biomechanics.
Three recent studies provide a glimpse into nature's most gruesome diet--and what it reveals about evolution.
On its 150th anniversary, a chemist looks back at the various tables we almost ended up with.
Science of the Union.
We're not built for this stuff.
Excerpt: Mind Fixers
Researchers also finally figured out why Georgia O'Keeffe's paintings have so many of these pimples.
Microsoft unveils Sun Microsystems' vision for 2004
A commute so quick you could just die.
How to build a subway in the Eternal City.