Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic embarks on the first crewed flight of its rocket-powered tourist plane.
An investigation finds supermarkets sell imported ham produced under conditions banned in the UK.
Unusually high numbers of the marine mammals were found stranded in the last two months along Maine’s coast. Samples from four seals tested positive for highly pathogenic avian influenza.
The F.D.A. has suspended its order to stop the company from selling its vaping products.
A new documentary examines the work and lives of the French volcanologists Katia and Maurice Krafft, helped mightily by their own magnificent footage.
A new study found that sabizabulin reduced the risk of death by 55 percent, but some experts were cautious about overinterpreting the results.
They won’t eat each other, and the family of marsupials does not seem to mind that the lizard is using them for warmth.
Dutch organisations are taking action against the airline in first lawsuit of its kind in the industry.
Teenagers inside a tavern where 21 died one June night recall a mysterious gas and then a crush to escape. Community members blame the tavern owner, and the police for failing to respond.
Often described as ground zero for the epidemic, the communities of Cabell County and Huntington, W. Va. had opted out of a settlement and lost their case at trial.
The pioneering satellite program has provided the longest continuous document of how fire, global warming, and humanity are remaking our world.
He wanted to be a poet, then a science journalist. Only in his last year in college did Dr. Huh discover math as a calling.
Dr. Viazovska works on a variation of a conjecture introduced 400 years ago by Johannes Kepler, and she is the second woman to win the Fields Medal.
The patchwork "camo-cropping" is developed to attempt find natural alternatives to pesticides.
They hope they will help us understand the "strong force" that holds the insides of atoms together.
The prize has gone to a woman for the second time in its history. One recipient didn’t start working on complex math problems until he was 23.
Scientists discover the first new species of giant water lily in more than a century.
Cern physicist Dr Andre David describes the moment scientists found the ‘God particle’
A hairdresser in Wales is collecting her customers' hair and turning it into something useful.
A scion of a renowned family of physicist, he helped set the stage for what has been called the golden age of black hole astrophysics.
About 11 million tonnes of plastic waste flows into the ocean each year, the UN says.
Experts believe that the woolly mammoth, unearthed in the Klondike gold fields of the Yukon of Canada, had been preserved in the frozen ground for more than 30,000 years.
By studying the so-called mean temperature of restaurant seafood, scientists have shown how the species that fill our plates have changed with time.
Amid an increase in shark sightings, lifeguards are increasing patrols and adopting new strategies, but marine experts say “the danger to people is infinitesimal.”
The first question astronomers want to answer about exoplanets: Do they have atmospheres friendly to life?
The administration released its five-year offshore oil and gas drilling plan, which cordons off the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic oceans from new lease sales.
A laceration on a 57-year-old man’s right foot could have been the result of a shark bite — a rare occurrence in New York’s waters.
The United States has demonstrated international leadership on climate change in the past, but recent setbacks are presenting new challenges for President Biden.
Harvester ants in Nebraska unearthed thousands of fossilized teeth and jaw bones, leading scientists to the discovery of 10 new species.
A food source has not been identified as the cause of the outbreak, which has sickened people across 10 states starting in January 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement.
Fossils found in southwestern China give a hint to the development of the animal’s fifth digit — a rudimentary, thumb-like bone extension.
An ancient shipwreck off the coast of Greece is yielding secrets as an archaeological exploration project dives deeper. The effort relies on technological innovation.
A new tree-map suggests there could be around two million unrecorded ancient trees in England.
Researchers found dozens of incidents where birds fell to the ground after being electrocuted on power lines, and sparked fires. They also proposed steps to prevent such incidents.
The Climate Change Committee also cites a "shocking" lack of policy to insulate people's homes.
The King's College study also says the UK public underestimates how much scientists agree on the link between human activity and climate change.
While the concentrations are low, the chemicals are potentially dangerous and some are linked to cancer risk, the researchers found.
With Roe v. Wade overturned, states banning abortion are looking to prevent the distribution of abortion medication. Brazil shows the possible consequences.
The small spacecraft will be the first to head to the moon in a year when other planned missions have yet to get off the launchpad.
Tediously searching through imagery from a NASA spacecraft, researchers found where a discarded stage of a forgotten rocket crashed in March. But other questions remain.
What do infectious diseases, T-cells, tomatoes, heart failure, sickle cell anemia and sorghum harvests have in common?
The accomplished astronomer was, one historian said, “the Einstein of his time.” But before he surveyed the sky, he was a prolific musician.
NASA has grandiose plans for sending astronauts back to the moon. Those start with a microwave-size private spacecraft scheduled to launch on Monday.
Delays in setting up the spacecraft’s navigation software mean the mission may not reach the asteroid until 2029 or 2030, rather than 2026.
Tests have "ruled out" foot and mouth disease, a government spokesman said.
Recent studies in humans and mice have shown that late nights and early mornings may cause long lasting damage to your brain.
In a small study, researchers in an olfaction lab found that people who had an instant personal connection also had similarities in their body odors.
The US Navy ship sank off the Philippines during a ferocious WWII battle with the Japanese fleet.
The once near-extinct birds of prey are being flown abroad to help rescue dwindling Spanish populations.
Los productos de cannabis con niveles de THC cercanos al 100 por ciento provocan dependencia y una serie de síntomas que incluyen psicosis, vómitos crónicos y otras afecciones.
Tortoises and turtles don’t just live for a long time — they barely age while they live.
Researchers found bacterial cells so large they are easily visible to the naked eye, challenging ideas about how large microbes can get.
The conjunction will last until Monday and won't be seen again until 2040.
How Ocean City cleared the gulls from its boardwalk — with falcons and hawks.
With THC levels close to 100 percent, today’s cannabis products are making some teenagers highly dependent and dangerously ill.
Hang around the ducklings right after they hatch. The birds open their eyes and immediately start looking for a caregiver.
Se espera que en unos años, este tipo de cáncer poco conocido sea el tercero más frecuente entre las mujeres. Los expertos instan a una mayor sensibilización para la detección y tratamiento oportuno.
No cases of polio have been identified so far, but health officials urged those who were not fully immunized to seek vaccines immediately.
So far, 26 cases, including seven deaths, have been identified, primarily in men who have sex with men.
In a city in Colombia, researchers say, common rodents help a plant produce fruit when they snack on its flower petals.
The International Energy Agency warns that Russia may stop supplying gas to Europe this winter.