An effort to bring wild buffalo to the Great Plains aims to restore one of the world’s most endangered landscapes and increase climate resilience.
Researchers have found evidence in humans that individual neurons time their firing to a deeper beat. But there’s a mystery: What does it mean?
Today's commercial spacecraft have a safety advantage, thanks to simpler designs and suborbital missions. But with rockets, nothing is certain.
A major new report calls on humanity to tackle the biodiversity and climate crises simultaneously. Here's what that might look like.
Each copter doesn’t just track where the others are. It constantly predicts where they’ll go.
New neuroscience-based technologies aim to improve decisionmaking under pressure. But solving systemic problems will take a lot more than that.
The clothing supply chain releases some 265 million pounds of microfibers that wash into the environment each year.
Making the tiny nanoparticles used in everything from electronics to paint isn't easy. But a new experiment creates order out of chaos.
Scientists have begun to decipher the seismic signals that reveal how explosive a volcanic eruption is going to be.
Dry conditions are worsening a warm-water disease that’s sweeping through juvenile fish. Their deaths will create a future crisis for both fish and human populations.
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OK, so you might need a couple other supplies, but your best option is to do what MacGyver would do: Turn it into a scale.
Aristolochia microstoma finds love by smelling like death. Coffin flies can’t resist.
Ooh, the behavioral economists are going to be so smug about this.
Disease surveillance schemes to catch the next rising virus already exist—they’re just not communicating with each other.
Restaurants are struggling to hire people, so one Jersey Shore grill employed a machine. It confirms that humans remain indispensable.
Like a giant bucket with a hole, the Funil Hydropower Plant sprays out an enormous jet of water. We can use its speed to calculate the depth of the reservoir.
Some of nature’s simplest animals suggest that sleep evolved long before centralized nervous systems.
The discovery of exotic arachnids reveals as much about the structure of science as it does about the creatures.
Scientists almost never say they’re sure, and it could take years to pin down the pandemic's origins. Until then: People are trying to scare you.