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A retired scientist became a hero to some climate-change deniers after he criticized his former boss at NOAA over data handling.
A small discrepancy in the value of a long-sought number has fostered a debate about just how well we know the cosmos.
Five women describe why they used marijuana while pregnant, and how they assessed the risks and benefits before making that choice.
Liliane Ploumen, a trade minister in the Netherlands, mobilized support for global family-planning groups threatened by an executive order from President Trump.
The National Institutes of Health studies dietary supplements and advises the public and professionals, but its conclusions are often complicated.
A Falcon 9 rocket from Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, or SpaceX, was launched at the John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Sunday, carrying supplies, experiments and cargo to the International Space Station.
The rocket lifted off from a launchpad used for the Apollo moon missions. It was the first launch from Kennedy Space Center in more than five years.
The company may try again as soon as Sunday to launch the rocket, which carries materials for the space station.
The country's missile test this month gave weapons monitors a status report on the progress of North Korea's nuclear program. They said there was a significant advance.
Work has stopped temporarily at the government lab handling viruses like Ebola because air hoses used in safety suits were not tested for breathing safety.
The illustrations of Santiago Ramón y Cajal, the father of modern neuroscience, are featured in the new book “The Beautiful Brain.”
Some researchers think turtles evolved the ability to retract and then stretch their necks to snatch prey, not defend themselves in their shells.
A free math camp for middle-school students from New York’s poorest neighborhoods was an effort to increase the number of blacks and Latinos with advanced math degrees.
At the onset of World War II, he took the time to write a scientific paper about the probability of life elsewhere in the universe.
Employees of the Environmental Protection Agency are calling their senators to try to defeat Scott Pruitt’s confirmation to run the agency.
Federal support for science has been getting leaner as countries in Europe and Asia have been ramping up research spending.
A teenager’s fossil hunt two decades ago may have changed paleontologists’ understanding of how long it took to recover from the “Great Dying” 252 million years ago.
An ecological cornerstone is vanishing rapidly from the oceans, and scientists fear the consequences for climate change, fisheries and disease.
The ruling gives the Broad Institute the potentially lucrative rights, a blow to the University of California, often said to be the birthplace of the technique.
The agency’s acting administrator offered the first hints of a notable mission that could lead to a return to the moon in the Trump era.
The country nearly tripled the previous record of 37, set by Russia, establishing itself as a major player in the growing market for surveillance and communication.
The chip giant is ending its support of the fairs and sponsoring newer events like homemade engineering contests. Critics say the traditional fairs are as vital as ever.
Pressed by controversial, advancing technology, an influential committee laid out the conditions under which human embryos might be engineered with heritable traits.
Pilotless drones, capable of carrying one passenger and a small suitcase, are set to begin buzzing above the United Arab Emirates city as early as July.
By scanning pottery from the Iron Age kingdom of Judah, geoscientists detected a spike and then a decline in the planet’s magnetic field starting in the eighth century B.C.
Just like hangover cures, there are many theories about the best method for keeping cut flowers fresh. Here’s what you need to know.