After halting a controversial alcohol study, officials will enforce new policies to ensure that private support does not compromise scientific integrity.
Two genes inherited from our evolutionary cousins may affect skull shape and brain size even today. What that means for human behavior is a mystery.
Officials said two fire technicians died in an accident at a generator building near McMurdo Station, the main United States base on the continent.
Energy giants and conservative groups have been aggressively pushing Trump’s rollback of fuel efficiency rules for automobiles, a Times investigation found.
A report by the first doctors to examine Americans who suffered mystifying symptoms after hearing a high-pitched sound at the embassy in Cuba confirms that their condition is real.
A landmark study unspools a timeline of the most destructive eruption in recorded history of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano.
Studies that rely on tissue from aborted fetuses have pitted abortion critics against scientists who say the research helps millions of people.
More records for both wet and dry weather are being set around the globe, according to a study published Wednesday.
With 65 billion chickens consumed each year, the signature fossil of the modern epoch may be the leftovers.
The astronauts Oleg Kononenko and Sergey Prokopyev examined a small hole on the Soyuz Capsule during a spacewalk. That hole has lead to some speculation in the Russian news media about an act of sabotage by the United States.
“It is truly an amazing feeling when you know that you have built something that no one else ever has and it actually works,” said Donna Strickland, only the third woman to win the physics prize.
Moscow argues that it has much to offer, but analysts say it is short of cash. In any event, Washington is already planning an American-led lunar station.
Paul Romer had a doubly big day: he was married to Caroline Weber in the morning and then accepted a Nobel Prize in the evening.
The Arctic has been warmer in the last five years than at any time since records began in 1900, a report from a United States scientific agency found.
Orbiting instruments are now so small they can be launched by the dozens, and even high school students can build them.
The Asian house gecko can move across water at great speed by using a half-running, half-swimming motion.
A small lizard is among the elite group of animals that race across the surface of water.
Wielding sharp tools, the two men in spacesuits examined a tiny hole that has roiled space relations between the United States and Russia.
The proposed new rule would chip away at wetlands safeguards put in place during the administration of President George H.W. Bush.
It is the second spacecraft to make the crossing into interstellar space, providing a new look at what lies beyond our local galactic neighborhood.