Smog from factories and cars has led to more storms in the Atlantic Ocean, but fewer in the Pacific. A new study explains why.
Increasingly bad air in big cities is expected to kill hundreds of thousands in coming years if stronger controls are not put in place.
A new study found that the dangerous pairing of disasters may become more common in the American West as rains trigger runaway surges of mud and debris in areas damaged by wildfire.
In an effort to cut down on plastic waste, packaging is taking on different forms that can be more easily recycled or that do away with plastic altogether.
A new paper suggests Neanderthals and Homo sapiens alternately settled the same shelter more than 50,000 years ago.
Scientists describe a process by which African clawed frogs can regrow an imperfect but functional lost limb.
A new study finds the first known instance of a human-engineered hybrid, bred from a donkey and a Syrian wild ass 4,500 years ago.
The find suggests overlooked rocks across the continent may contain more fossilized surprises.
Scientists used satellite measurements of carbon dioxide to detect small atmospheric reductions over areas under coronavirus lockdowns. The approach could help track emissions more quickly in the future.
Ernie LaPointe, the great-grandson of the leader Tatanka Iyotake, said he hoped the DNA confirmation would bolster his campaign to move the chief’s remains.
Researchers used an X-ray technique to resurface the redacted text of letters exchanged between the queen and her dear friend Axel von Fersen.
A group of biologists and other scientists said humans began growing cannabis about 12,000 years ago not just for food, but also for hemp and, yes, probably to get high.
Boltysh crater in Ukraine formed around the same time as the Chicxulub event, raising questions about its role in this tumultuous era.
The annual summer monsoon in South Asia begins this month. A new study points to more destructive storms.
The engineers are in the kitchen, again.
Researchers uncovered stark disparities between white people and minorities across thousands of categories of pollution, including trucks, industry, agriculture and even restaurants.
Researchers figured out how a jolt of discomfort gets from the damaged outside of your tooth to the nerves inside it.
An experiment by Japanese researchers revealed how just a few distracted walkers really can throw off the movements of a whole crowd.
Scientists have found that sawfish are thriving in some habitats while vanishing from others.
Music from the large conch probably hadn’t been heard by human ears for 17,000 years.
A new study hints that plants like catnip and silver vine may also protect your feline friend from mosquitoes.
The depiction of the animal on an Indonesian island is at least 45,500 years old, the researchers say.
If the water could be pumped to the surface, it could help alleviate shortages on the island.
Social ties to classmates and how students feel could be more important than innate ability when it comes to enduring early STEM courses.
Scientists are figuring out the chemical triggers that turn the liquid stored in silk glands into a solid that’s tougher than Kevlar.
A new study finds that what used to be a rare weather double whammy has been occurring more frequently in recent decades because of climate change.
Scientists have found a potent chemical that might give Australian giant stinging trees their extraordinarily painful punch.
The harvest of the much-extolled but long-lost Judean dates was something of a scientific miracle. The fruit sprouted from seeds 2,000 years old.
Years of observations in central Italy show that more carbon dioxide percolates through Earth’s crust during periods of strong seismic activity.
Inspired by a mother’s question, the new method will be introduced across Israel this fall, just in time for flu season, and could be coming soon to the U.S.
A Brazilian frog species engages in reproductive behavior never seen in amphibians before.
Preserved dung in Oregon’s Paisley Caves is helping to fill in some mysteries about some of the earliest people on our continent.