Fed up with invasive species and sterile landscapes, Douglas Tallamy urges Americans to go native and go natural
As he traveled through Asia, including a trip to Palestine, the brilliant scientist discovered much he didn’t understand
Oncomouse was a genetically engineered animal designed to help scientists learn more about tumors
New gene-editing technology gives scientists the ability to wipe out the carriers of malaria and the Zika virus. But should they use it?
There has always been some truth to the apocryphal Emerson quote
Engineer Rana el Kaliouby is set to change the way we interact with our devices—and each other
Inspired by an essay by Jorge Luis Borges, computer programmer Jonathan Basile has created a "Library" of Babel
Exploring uncharted territory, neuroscientists are making strides with human subjects who can "talk" directly by using their minds
The idea is about as science fiction as it gets. But surprising progress in neuroscience has some entrepreneurs ready to press "send"
A former orca trainer makes the case against the theme park
More than eight decades after she disappeared in the South Pacific, the aviator continues to spark intense passion—and controversy
How do animals with poor vision see in dark locales?
There’s a never-ending stream of theories about Homo sapiens’ most important digit
Prison reform activist Max Kenner champions the transformative power of a college degree for inmates nationwide
Built in 1964, the span still stands as Americas’ largest suspension bridge
The equations that describe these movements are equivalent to those that govern waves
How one marvelously preserved fossil sheds light on how the vertebrate invasion of land took place
As global warming makes sizzling temperatures more common, will human beings be able to keep their cool? New research suggests not
On a wild hike inspired by famed evolutionist Richard Dawkins, every step promises a strange encounter with the origins of species
New psychological research considers whether you are ever really comfortable with your own taste
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