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The plant’s thick green foliage, seemingly immune to winter’s freezes, has had longstanding appeal, while its berries are valuable food for wildlife.
Genes inherited from Neanderthals may have made some modern humans heartier, but also more prone to depression and other diseases.
The nominee for energy secretary discovers that the job involves overseeing a vast nuclear weapons complex.
A ferocious competitor, Mr. Cernan rocketed into space three times, went to the moon twice and shattered aerospace records on the Earth and the moon.
In a rare urban remnant of wetlands and its 1,500 years of sediment, climate experts find more proof of rising seas, a looming hazard for much of the region.
A picture of fish seemingly trapped in a frozen wave on a South Dakota lake has amazed and bewildered viewers on social media. Here’s what happened.
The new study suggests that both termites and plants may be jointly responsible for forming fairy circle landscapes in Namibia.
Researchers say droves of winter ticks, which flourish when fall is warm and the winter comes late, are killing moose calves. They have “wasted away.”
Florida’s high schools will apparently become the first in the country to measure field events using the metric system.
Zoo animals require care that emphasizes their welfare if people want them to have long lives like Colo, the gorilla that just died at 60 in Ohio.
Japan, Norway and two foundations have pledged money to devise a strategy to speed up the international response to viral threats.
Mr. Pruitt, Donald J. Trump’s pick to lead the E.P.A., offered his vision of a more restrained agency at his confirmation hearing.
From gorillas to gibbons, a wide-ranging survey finds that the world’s primates are in steep decline.
Surface temperatures are heading toward levels that many scientists believe will pose a threat to both the natural world and to human civilization.
States like California and New York have been leaders in curbing carbon emissions from energy. But to achieve their goals, both may need to embrace nuclear power.
A leader of the American Museum of Natural History has been using her family’s millions to finance organizations that some say undermine the museum’s mission.
More than 2,000 readers submitted questions on climate change, industry influence and other topics for Mr. Pruitt, who goes before a Senate panel Wednesday.
Researchers tied a complicated knot at the molecular level, which could be used to make materials in the future that are stronger, lighter and more flexible.
An unconventional alliance between scientists and those often considered to be looters has begun to shed light on a tribe’s history and a 17-century war in Connecticut.
One year after the W.H.O. declared a public health emergency, experts reflect on the response to the virus and find many aspects wanting.
Japan’s Akatsuki spacecraft detected what scientists called a gravity wave above the solar system’s second planet, but it hasn’t been seen since.
With novel mathematical methods, scientists have come up with a new estimate for the mass of the Milky Way.
Some people can control their auricular muscles to move the ear slightly but to a noticeable extent, an ability that seems to have a genetic basis.
Male manakins, Panamanian birds, have acrobatic courtship dances. Scientists wanted to know if the activity was testosterone-related.
Male manakins leap, flip and snap their wings to attract females. With a bit of testosterone the females perform some of the same difficult acrobatics.
The return to business for Elon Musk’s company was successful, despite being overshadowed by questions about the viability of his long-range plans.
If confirmed by the Senate, Mr. Pruitt could be in charge of policing industries that have long helped advance his political career.
A new report found that more than 1,300 men in the American military suffered various injuries to their genitals or urinary tract while serving in Iraq or Afghanistan.