Vessels from more than 1,500 ports have visited the region since 2014. Each one is a threat to introduce invasive species.
The USDA is making it easier for farmers to market their meat as “low-carbon.” Not everyone is happy about it.
The effects of the climate crisis are happening right now. From natural disasters to supply chain shortages, here's how to cope.
In the 1960s, drillers noticed that certain fluids would firm up if they flowed too fast. Researchers have finally explained why.
Historians are reexamining eras of social turmoil and linking them to volcanic eruptions, prolonged droughts, and other disturbances in the natural world.
Misinformation and muddled public health messaging have failed expectant parents. Now Omicron's surge is putting both carriers and babies at risk.
The global temperature was down, thanks to La Niña, but it was still the sixth-hottest year on record. And 2 billion people had their warmest year yet.
A powerful astronomy instrument called DESI charts millions of galaxies in the night sky. Can it help scientists finally figure out what dark energy is?
To support life, a planet has to stay in its star’s “habitable zone.” But research on a nearby star shows that life-friendly zones won’t stay that way forever.
With vaccine authorization months away and schools in chaos now, families fret over how best to protect their children.
Physicists say an interstellar engine popularized in the '60s is technically feasible, but it would take a more advanced civilization to build one.
A team of scientists shows where some of the gas giant’s huge storms come from and how the process is similar to the buildup of extreme weather on our planet.
New algorithms that decipher complex sequences of amino acids offered an early view of the coronavirus variant. They could point the way to future drugs.
Researchers filtered the air around two zoos and identified genetic material from dozens of species, a technique that could help track and conserve wildlife.
The first detailed observations of lightning's emergence inside a cloud have exposed how electric fields grow strong enough to let bolts fly.
Harvesting this vegetable oil is a huge driver of deforestation. Numerous startups are taking up the daunting task of engineering it instead.
Humanity has a new eye in the sky, with infrared sensors that will peer into the farthest reaches of the cosmos. Here’s how it works.
New, high-resolution observations of a faint, fluffy galaxy suggest that dark matter’s not as ubiquitous as scientists thought.
Thwaites Glacier is crumbling, and fast—if it melts entirely, it could add 10 feet to sea levels. Now Antarctic scientists are racing to survey the damage.
A new trend in patient-centered design focuses on making environments more comfortable and less scary.