To preserve corpse flowers and other rare plants, botanic gardens are borrowing studbooks, an approach used by zoos and horse breeders.
Nearly one million Americans have no immediate family members to provide assistance if needed. The number is expected to grow.
The Texas Public Policy Foundation is shaping laws, running influence campaigns and taking legal action in a bid to promote fossil fuels.
While the country isn’t in the same league as global producers, a large variety of beautiful stones are found within its borders.
Saturn’s largest moon came under the gaze of NASA’s powerful Webb space observatory, allowing it and another telescope to capture clouds drifting through Titan’s methane-rich atmosphere.
In a new report, the international group said that solar, wind and other renewable sources will expand much more swiftly than forecast last year.
Spurred by the infant formula crisis, a panel found that the agency shied away from tough decisions, sometimes fearing confrontations with industry over enforcement of critical public health issues.
Sean M. Decatur, the president of Kenyon College and a biophysical chemist, will become the museum’s first Black leader when he succeeds Ellen V. Futter.
The board of Gavi, the international vaccine agency, meets Wednesday to debate shutting down the program, known as Covax, amid swiftly waning demand for the shots.
In an interview, Mr. Kerry said he would meet with the president next week to talk about “the road ahead.”
The skull, which weighs more than 200 pounds, was expected to fetch between $15 million and $20 million.
The world’s largest active volcano erupted for the first time in 38 years, raising excitement among scientists who are eager to unlock its many mysteries.
Researchers claim that the behavior of a massive extinct herbivore, the Steller’s sea cow, might inform conservation efforts of threatened ecosystems today.
These four sounds are missing from some of the seven words you can never say on television, and the pattern prevails in other languages too, researchers say.
A dinosaur named for a demon dog in “Ghostbusters” had a sledgehammer attached to its rear. A new study found it could both shatter shins and woo potential mates.
Scientists found a relative of a parent of lager yeast in soil on an Irish university’s campus, which could help to track how it ended up in Bavaria.
In Greenland’s permafrost, scientists discovered two-million-year-old genetic material from scores of plant and animal species, including mastodons, geese, lemmings and ants.
A silicone chip lined with tissue from human donors could help scientists test drug treatments for bacterial infections in the vagina.
While biologists still aren't exactly sure how it works, a new study closes in on why the insects that pester Savannah animals zig when anything zags.
As carbon concentrations rise, conditions are becoming more like they were 3 million years ago, when the area was wetter and the rain was heavier.
Protesters are calling for China to ease restrictions most nations have already ditched. But the country faces a fraught path toward normalcy.
The company is vying for an edge in an increasingly crowded field that seeks to let people control machines with their minds.
Using the tech giant’s new telehealth service will mean trusting it with your private data.
Interstellar Lab’s inflatable BioPod is designed to help plants survive inhospitable conditions on Earth and allow explorers to settle on the Red Planet.
Medtech firm Earli is working on a way to make tumors announce themselves as they appear—and even provide directions to where they are in the body.
Belugas pass cultural knowledge across generations. Their survival may depend on how they collectively adapt.
A growing catalog of huge but dim “ultra-diffuse” galaxies is forcing astronomers to invent new theories of galactic evolution.
Gene therapies promise long-term relief from intractable diseases—if insurers agree to pony up.
Invasive species experts urge scientists and the media to avoid sensationalizing Jorō spiders—and wait for science to catch up.
Nasa's Orion capsule sweeps past the Moon before entering into a larger orbit.
A British man is one of 17 new recruits to Europe's space agency's astronaut training programme
Changes to our planet's shine is just one of the stranger side effects of rising temperatures.
Women barely feature in negotiations in Egypt despite bearing the brunt of climate change.
Young campaigners say they are calling out "greenwashing" at COP27 from the inside.
The biggest win on climate since the Paris Agreement in 2015... or the biggest loss?
New money for climate damage, but little progress on emissions. A round up of what was agreed in Egypt.
Why is bird flu so bad this year and why are scientists so concerned?
The ship fires its main engine near the Moon, committing itself to a return to Earth on Sunday.
Countries are meeting in Montreal for a once-a-decade opportunity to put nature on the path to recovery.
Genetic material extracted from soil has revealed the ancient plants and animals of North Greenland.
The UN's biodiversity chief says talks under way in Montreal are the last chance to save nature.
A new extinction list reveals grave conservation concern for a 'sea cow' that inspired tales of mermaids.
The UN's 27th annual climate conference opens in Egypt with world leaders attending on Monday.
In 1956, when he began working with a small group in a Boston laboratory, measles was a major threat. Seven years later, lifesaving immunizations began.
Scientists are studying how the argonaut octopus evolved the ability to produce a floating shell-like structure to care for its offspring.
As another UN summit kicks off, experts say climate anxiety could help solve the problem.
Five hundred million years ago, soft-bodied sea animals used phosphate to build elaborate, protective armor. Then their resource dried up, and evolution moved on.
King Charles will not be attending the UN climate summit COP27 which starts on Sunday.
Stopping up rivers where platypuses reside is restricting the odd animals’ migration patterns and causing inbreeding, scientists say.
The summit in Egypt could be the world's best hope of progress on the climate issue, says Justin Rowlatt.
For the fourth time, the country’s space program has used a 23-ton launcher that has scattered debris after previous flights.
Many iconic glaciers will melt regardless of the world's actions to combat climate change, the UN says.
Europe's growing reliance on imported liquefied natural gas is coming at a significant climate cost.
Especially for Black patients, inaccurate readings have imperiled care and may have contributed to deaths during the pandemic, experts told an advisory panel.
In a study of mice, researchers worked out a neural pathway that could help researchers alleviate nausea symptoms from chemotherapy drugs.
Water competition, termites and poisons have all been credited with causing the formations in an African desert’s vegetation, but researchers say a new study discounts one of them.
The space rock had been hidden by the glare of the sun, suggesting that more large asteroids are in a solar system region difficult to study from Earth.
The government new rules to contain the country's largest ever bird flu outbreak.
Researchers identified nine caves on the red planet that might make suitable shelters for future astronauts.
The work-in-progress “Song of the Ambassadors” got a test run at Alice Tully Hall — with Lincoln Center’s artistic director lending her brain.
Until its collapse last year, the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico spent six decades tuned to the radio stations of the heavens. There is no plan to rebuild it, and astronomers are in mourning.