To preserve corpse flowers and other rare plants, botanic gardens are borrowing studbooks, an approach used by zoos and horse breeders.
From acid rain to the ozone hole: Can we learn from the environmental "success stories" of the past?
What's the evidence for global warming and how do we know it's being caused by human activity?
The climate activist speaks to the BBC about the COP26 conference, emissions targets and rickrolling.
Millions of tonnes of sand were shifted to part of the Norfolk coast - have they held back the sea?
Other larger, more specific studies, however, have found greater risks when people are infected with the highly infectious variant.
If you’re wondering why scientists and weather forecasters are talking about these phenomena, we have some answers, including how they got their names.
A flight of the Space Launch System and Orion capsule without astronauts aboard is planned for early next year, a first, long-delayed step toward returning astronauts to the moon’s surface.
The new strategy could deeply cut greenhouse gases that are heating the planet but it will still face considerable political, logistical and legal hurdles.
People with different types of disabilities tested their skills and technologies on a research flight with the goal of proving that they can safely go to space.
A trove of fossilized eggs and skeletons in Argentina revealed that some dinosaurs likely traveled in herds and socialized by age.
The climate pattern may also bring some relief to Northern California and the Pacific Northwest this winter.
The fiery trail astonished viewers in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana, with many first thinking it was a meteor.
Intelligence and defense agencies issued reports warning that the warming planet will increase strife between countries and spur migration.
Tell us whether you plan to have your children immunized and what factors led to your decision.
Scientists identified the genes that played a role in many female elephants of Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park being born without tusks.
A new analysis of fossilized footprints corrects what earlier scientists mistook for a very early carnivore in the dinosaur era.
Who is responsible for climate change and who should take the lead in trying to fix it?
Nasa's next-generation spaceship is attached to the rocket that will return people to the Moon.
Ricardo Cruciani, a former pain management physician, already faces state charges. Each of the federal charges carries a maximum sentence of 20 years.
A massive new paper tested 273 ancient horse genomes to pinpoint when and where modern horses were domesticated.
The celestial event caused by debris from Halley’s comet will be most active overnight, but a nearly full moon could interfere with your view.
Countries are planning to produce more than twice as much oil, gas and coal through 2030 as would be needed if governments want to limit global warming to Paris Agreement goals.
By studying tree rings and using a dash of astrophysics, researchers have pinned down a precise year that settlers from Europe were on land that would come to be known as Newfoundland.
Support for roads, aviation and fossil fuel drilling could undermine UK's green credentials at COP26.
The UN says government plans to extract coal, oil and gas are incompatible with safe temperatures.
A kidney grown in a genetically altered pig seemed to function normally, potentially a new source for desperately needed transplant organs.
What can homeowners do to reduce their energy consumption?
The proposed rule could make it easier for Americans with mild to moderate hearing impairments to get the devices.
The science committee chair will hear of the impact of possible changes to research spending.
Ministers say the new law will demonstrate global leadership, but critics accuse them of "inaction".
Experts report that similar technologies were developed by Russia and the United States starting more than a half century ago.
The C.D.C. looked at children hospitalized with Covid-19 or other illnesses, and found those who were immunized to be far more protected.
The Orion spacecraft is ready to be placed on top of a rocket that will send it towards the Moon.
The F.D.A. may authorize booster shots of vaccines different from the ones that Americans originally received. The science behind the move is promising.
Prof Phil Jones, portrayed in BBC drama The Trick, says climate scientists must be protected.
The government reveals its long-awaited strategy days before global leaders meet for COP26 in Glasgow.
Experts have recommended developed countries adopt targets to reduce emissions to net zero by 2050.
A growing number of forensic researchers are questioning how the field interprets the geographic ancestry of human remains.
Yunhua Lin’s cartel had turned Malawi into a hub for ivory, rhino horn and pangolin scale trafficking. He was recently sentenced to 14 years in prison in the southern African country.
Michael Regan, the E.P.A. administrator, wants to limit a class of chemicals that has been linked to cancer and is found in everything from drinking water to furniture.
She was part of a groundbreaking study that observed how very young children separated from their mothers. Late in life, she became a photographer’s muse.
As the senator blocks Democrats’ push to reduce warming, new data shows his constituents are more exposed to worsening floods than anywhere else in the country.
The first Earthshot Prize ceremony is being held in London, with five winners set to get £1m each.
The unexpected discovery of the double-charm tetraquark gives physicists fresh insight into the strongest of nature’s fundamental forces.
A Russian actress and film director landed near Russia’s spaceflight base in Kazakhstan after 12 days in orbit.
Faced with the likely demise of a central pillar of President Biden’s agenda, the White House and outraged lawmakers are scrambling to find alternatives.
The decline of bee populations is a looming crisis, but there is a dearth of scientific data. Hyperlocal researchers, with nets and notebooks, could be key.
The elaborate 12-year journey of the robotic spacecraft will offer close encounters with some of the solar system’s least understood objects.
The West Virginia Democrat told the White House he is firmly against a clean electricity program that is the muscle behind the president’s plan to battle climate change.
While the astronauts were said to not be in any danger, it was the second such incident since July.
The senior huntsman gave the hunting advice in private webinars that were leaked online.
In a vast odyssey across the solar system, the mission will study asteroids known as Trojans that may contain secrets of how the planets ended up in their current orbits.
A professor and prolific author, he cautioned that doctors too often focus on the disease instead of the overall well-being of the sufferer.
A habit that appeared damaging at first glance seems to make oceanic ecosystems more resilient, scientists found.
A final decision for the location of the UK's prototype fusion energy plant is due in 2022.
Regulation, the pandemic and extreme weather are among factors causing high stress to farmers.
By evolving lighter bodies and oar-like appendages, these “creepy crawlies” of the sea floor are able to take to the water and wriggle up toward the surface.