We asked a writer to notice and decode the science claims he heard on a typical day. They averaged one every 10 minutes. And they weren't very scientific.
We asked a writer to notice and decode the science claims he heard on a typical day. they averaged one every 10 minutes. And they werenâ€™t very scientific.
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
Unraveling a mystery about a spider that makes spider-shaped decoys in its web.
The banana as we know it is on a crash course toward extinction. For scientists, the battle to resuscitate the world's favorite fruit has begun--a race against time that just may be too late to win
Some musings on our favorite mycological marvels.
CRISPR democratizes food technology
Every day we're exposed to thousands of man-made chemicals, some of which seep into our bodies and remain there for decades. What that means for our health, we don't fully understand--but I subjected myself to a battery of new tests in search of answers
Traditional chicken, beef, and pork production devours resources and creates waste. Meat-free meat might be the solution.
A Weirdest Thing holiday spectacular.
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
The latest in a long line of destructive invasive species in Florida might be one of the worst.
Scientists deploy genetic forensics to protect overhunted animals
With so many problems with our oceans--and solutions to them--it can be tricky to know where to start. So we asked the experts
IBM originally developed the material, made from recycled plastic, as an outcropping of its semiconductor work.
What would the United States look like without bats? As winter approaches, biologists seek new methods and technologies to help control a potentially devastating ecological disaster
Scientists douse frogs with experimental bacteria to halt mass amphibian death
Tweaking texture could give us healthy versions of our favorite junk foods—and that's just the beginning
The creator of the Segway is one of the most successful and admired inventors in the world. He leads a team of 300 scientists and engineers devoted to making things that better mankind. But he's not done
U.S. Agricultural Research Service scientists have applied to release exotic Eurasian fungi to kill invasive tumbleweeds in the American West.