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.
The new super space observatory captures another stunning view of star birth far from Earth.
Scientists thought the InSight spacecraft had recorded some major marsquakes, but with another NASA mission’s help, they found what had really shaken up the red planet.
The past 12 months have been a "wasted year" on climate change says the UN Environment Programme.
At least a dozen species display this 'bad habit' and now scientists want to know why.
By counting the facial neurons in African savanna and Asian elephants, researchers made a discovery about the animals’ trunks.
Large groups of insects can create an electrical charge in the atmosphere comparable to that of storm clouds, a new study finds.
The side effect, a buildup of fluid in the brain, led to the death of one of the children and presents a grave setback for a class of personalized medicine.
The UN Secretary General speaks to BBC ahead of nations meeting for major climate conference COP27.
Telescopes around the world are capturing photons from the blast, and researchers anticipate exciting discoveries ahead.
Florida’s storms unleashed deadly vibrio bacteria in their wake. They’ll be a growing threat as the world gets warmer and wetter.
As solar and wind proliferate, the power lurking in the world’s oceans is yet to make waves. In fact, tides could become the next essential energy source.
Leading medical experts call for action ahead of a major climate conference next month.
More than a dozen aerosol dry shampoo products from brands like Dove and Suave may have elevated levels of benzene, a carcinogen, the company said.
A scientist says his recordings of 53 marine species changes what we know about the evolution of sounds.
Growers are using images taken from space to quantify how much carbon is stored in their soil and validate the credits they’re selling.
An accumulation of scientific research suggests that there’s a lot more to the social lives of lizards, snakes and related creatures.
Keeping rodents off Santa Cruz Island is an exhausting task. But now, conservationists are getting an assist from an AI-powered surveillance system.
Calculating the likelihood of dying in a nuclear conflict sounds like an impossible task, but it could give us a whole new way to think about the risk.
Campaigners say the popular single-use vapes are an environmental nightmare.
Mouse experiments at Boston University have spotlighted an ambiguous U.S. policy for research on potentially dangerous pathogens.
“The Mold That Changed the World” traces the life of the inventor of penicillin and offers a message: Don’t take antibiotics unless you really need them.