Articles by John P. Wiley jr.
The space agency crashed a satellite on the moon in a search for water. It wants to "shoot" a comet.
A government report takes a look at what we have left and where we are heading
Combine the power of nature, animal companionship and music, and you have a recipe for healing
Light travels 186,000 miles per second in a vacuum; in Lene Hau's lab, it ambles at 38 miles an hour
Holes in the canopy mean opportunity for new trees, but only if they are already waiting in the wings
As vessels around the world drag nets and dredges across the seabed, they slowly destroy the biome
Caution: Unexpected birdsong can cause flashbacks that lift the listener out of time and place
It's a fast and furious time in science and technology, and a man who knows promises only more of the same
Loitering on sidewalks and begging at shops, macaques are familiar, but not always welcome, sights in cities across Asia
Now we can grow the cells from which all others derive, but ethical questions are involved
Our names for people who respect the environment should be as varied as the ways we see it
In one spot on the continental shelf, scientists aim to understand all that happens, 24 hours a day
Darwin believed expressions of emotion reveal the unity of humans and their continuity with animals
An intergalactic war is going on, but not the kind we used to read about in science fiction magazines
Scientists wonder why today the word "Intellectual" is used to describe only those in arts and letters
For some of the toughest environmental cleanups, plants can do it better and cheaper than we can
Life not only thrives in the heat and violence of Earth's submarine volcanoes, it may have started there
It's a violent world at the edges of our continental shelves, which could serve as a geology textbook
As scientists probe deeper into whether animals really have consciousness, questions arise. If they think, do we want to know what they think about us?