Meteor showers can light up night skies from dusk to dawn, and if you’re lucky you might be able to catch a glimpse.
For a few minutes of weightlessness, customers will now have to pay at least $450,000, and they may have to wait awhile to fly.
Picking a launch spot, sticking a landing, throwing in a little parkour and recovering from mistakes: Squirrels do it all.
These heart problems are far more common among patients who develop Covid-19, outside experts noted.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency will give states $3.5 billion to prepare for disasters, as wildfires and other calamities pummel the country.
The president wants half of the vehicles sold in the United States to be electric by 2030, hoping to phase out gasoline-powered engines that contribute to climate change.
Commercial formulas, which contain multiple chemicals, should require their own licences, researchers say.
Most planetary scientists dismissed his conclusions, but he remained steadfast that the experiment he conducted in the mid-1970s had been a success.
Numbers of people exposed to flooding globally have risen by almost a quarter in two decades.
With the vaccinated elderly susceptible to breakthrough infections, inoculation of workers is becoming more urgent.
Under a draft plan Democrats are circulating, the Treasury Department would tax a handful of the biggest emitters of planet-warming pollution to pay for climate change.
A Welsh minister is to set out plans to tackle a housing shortage and the problem of climate change.
The Fish and Wildlife Service announced a proposal on Tuesday to list the birds as a threatened species.
The African house gecko, one of the most widely distributed invasive reptiles in the world, may have moved with the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
For the first time, both parties have acknowledged — by their actions, if not their words — that the United States is unprepared for global warming and will need huge amounts of cash to cope.
Starliner is one of two vehicles designed to transport astronauts to and from the space station.
She argued that categorizing premenstrual syndrome or feelings of guilt as disorders resulted from sexism in a field dominated by men.
Zebulon Scoville and others at NASA’s mission control in Houston spent Thursday righting the International Space Station after a new Russian module unexpectedly fired its thrusters.
Hundreds of scientists and policy experts left the government during the Trump administration. The jobs remain unfilled nearly six months into President Biden’s term, slowing his climate agenda.
Events in the genome of Welwitschia have given it the ability to survive in an unforgiving desert for thousands of years.
Chinese researchers have uploaded genetic sequences of coronaviruses to a scientific database more than a year after they took them offline.
The ISS was pushed out of position after engines on a new Russian module unexpectedly fired up.
Power companies are fighting to keep the lights on amid extreme wildfires, heat and flooding fueled by global warming.
He was most known for his Bobo doll experiment, in which children mimicked adults in attacking an inflatable doll. The work challenged basic tenets of psychology.
Boosters may not be necessary yet, many experts say, and the pursuit of additional shots raises ethical questions.
It was scheduled to launch in 2007, but the 13m-long, 20-tonne laboratory is finally in position.
A new study looks at “the mortality cost of carbon”: lives lost or gained as emissions change over time.
A team of Times journalists collaborated to explain visually the city’s complicated challenges involving Lake Michigan.
The Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary is part of a system of underwater reserves around the country. They’re like national parks, but below the surface.
The Nauka Multipurpose Laboratory Module will dock with the orbiting outpost on Thursday morning. Here’s what you need to know.
The UK is already undergoing disruptive climate change with increased rainfall, sunshine and heat.
A bipartisan package includes the largest-ever federal spending for electric vehicle charging stations, public transit and clean water.
A group of laboratories and scientific journals is trying to simplify the process of attaching authors’ new names to their previously published papers.
The space rocks may have come from beyond Neptune, and potentially offer hints at the chaos of the early solar system.
He disputed the Freudian view that dreams held encrypted codes of meaning, believing instead that they resulted from random firings of neurons in the brain.
Researchers who work on the genomes of domestic and wild cats say their DNA holds clues to human as well as feline health.
The Biden administration has quietly undone a Trump policy that severely restricted penalties imposed on facilities that violated safety standards.
Critics challenged a study’s claim that a netlike structure found in rocks in a Canadian mountain range could be an 890-million-year-old sponge fossil.
A new study suggests that humans have a distinct, itchy defense response to ticks and other ectoparasites.
Frustrated by the prospect of a new surge, many Americans are blaming the unvaccinated. A tougher stance may backfire, some experts warn.
The billionaire offers to pay $2bn in Nasa costs to be reconsidered for a key Moon lander contract.
The first in-person climate meeting in 18 months sees tentative progress, but not enough.
Blue Origin pinned custom astronaut wings to his flight suit. The Federal Aviation Administration may disagree. Or it may not even matter.
Vaccination “is the logical fulfillment of the ethical commitment of all health care workers,” nearly 60 organizations said in a joint statement.
Scientists observed a beetle walking upside-down on the undersurface of a pool of water.
New research indicates that stained glass windows from Canterbury Cathedral may be among the oldest in the world.
A two-week virtual negotiation begins on the most critical climate change report since 2013.
His discoveries deepened understanding of the basic forces at play in the universe, and he took general readers back to its dawn in his book “The First Three Minutes.”
The auto giant bet on hydrogen power, but as the world moves toward electric, the company is fighting climate regulations in an apparent effort to buy time.
The meteor is believed to have landed in a forest after flashes of light were seen across Norway.
Dozens of viruses don't use the same four nucleotide bases found in all other life. New work shows how this is possible—and perhaps more common than we think.
You know you have a good job when it lets you try a jetpack. But after 21 years of thrills at The Times, it’s time for my next adventure: the classroom.
The U.S. vaccine rollout has plateaued and the course of the coronavirus pandemic in this country may depend on how many people are ultimately swayed to get vaccinated.
He explored how viruses multiply. An accomplished administrator, he also turned the Howard Hughes Medical Institute into a global biomedical powerhouse.
The US government has tightened rules on which space-goers can claim their astronaut wings.
The new numbers still show overwhelmingly strong protection against severe disease but diminished effectiveness against infection.
Plus, orphaned grizzlies, baby deer in the shower, hoot-owl restrictions and more in the Friday edition of the Science Times newsletter.
In British Columbia, researchers have undertaken a unique challenge: tracking orphan grizzly cubs, reared in a shelter, to see whether they can thrive back in the wild.
Scientists have never before gotten such a clear view of moons in the making.
The complete genome uncovered more than 100 new genes that are probably functional, and many new variants that may be linked to diseases.