The pioneering satellite program has provided the longest continuous document of how fire, global warming, and humanity are remaking our world.
Those using IVF can see which embryo is least likely to develop cancer and other diseases. But can protecting your child slip into playing God?
When temperatures rise, plants mysteriously lose their ability to defend against invading pathogens—but there may be a fix.
The internet thinks it has discovered the secret to fuel-free perpetual motion. Physics knows better.
Powering plant growth with solar panels instead of photosynthesis could be a more efficient way of using the Sun’s energy for food. But it’s not all good news.
Robots will venture into the sunless depths of lunar craters to find ancient water ice, while studies find hints about how water arrives on rocky worlds.
By studying the so-called mean temperature of restaurant seafood, scientists have shown how the species that fill our plates have changed with time.
Scientists are getting closer to understanding the neurology behind the memory problems and cognitive fuzziness that an infection can trigger.
There’s huge potential to generate renewable energy far out in the ocean. But designing turbines that can survive rough waters isn’t exactly a breeze.
The court’s decision in West Virginia v. EPA doesn’t go as far as some climate activists feared it might. But it’s a road map for future challenges.
Scientists show how microbes living in a salty spring near the North Pole might resemble those that could have survived on the Red Planet—or in ocean worlds.
China dominates the global supply chain for lithium-ion batteries. Now rival countries are scrambling for more control over “white oil.”
New data from the ESA’s probe, now eight years into its mission, adds significant detail to its portrait of nearly 2 billion objects in the Milky Way.
A battle royale called the Smart program has charged teams with a daunting first task: Identify construction sites on Earth using only data from orbiters.
Zeng Yuqun is China’s most prolific battery billionaire. His ascent has major implications for a world increasingly reliant on electric vehicles.
Mars is littered with craters made by binary asteroids. These collisions are as intriguing as they are powerful.
From acoustic tweezers to holograms, engineers are taking inspiration from the field of optics—and riding the sound wave.
Observations of faraway worlds have forced a near-total rewrite of the story of our solar system.
Rising temperatures and an unprecedented drought pose a grave and growing peril to the river and its ecosystems.
Most people don’t think about abortion until they need one. But with the right to access under threat, the time to plan is now.