The Nobel Prize in physics goes to two exoplanet researchers and one cosmologist for launching a revolution in our perception of the cosmos.
U.S. and Canadian bird populations have declined by 3 billion since 1970, according to a new study in Science.
A pair of papers published this week argue that water vapor is present on K2-18 b, a temperate planet some 111 light-years from Earth.
The ocean is not a silent world. And understanding its soundscape is essential to our ability to be good stewards of it.
In the search for extraterrestrial life, scientists turn to the ocean for inspiration. The research has spurred collaborations between oceanographers and NASA.
A new tool in marine research known as eDNA enables scientists to capture a snapshot of ocean communities without touching a single fish.
On the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing, our reporter interviews two of the 12 astronauts to set foot on the moon. Listen to their stories.
The moon landing advanced science, boosted the U.S. in its global competition with the Soviet Union, and opened up the possibilities of space travel.
Last week’s report of 1 million species at risk is the latest in a stream of bleak environmental reports. What can the public do with these reports?
Subscribers to Blue Apron and other meal delivery services often struggle with the amount of packaging. But waste lurks at the grocery store too.
The Billion Oyster Project aims to help restore New York Harbor, with the help of students from the Harbor School on Governors Island.
Packaging-free shops like Precycle in Brooklyn offer consumers a way to purchase food without all the extra baggage.
Bea Johnson’s family produces just one jar of trash per year. Ms. Johnson shares how her family came to adopt this zero waste lifestyle.
A paper published in the journal Nature on Wednesday describes Homo luzonensis, a new human species that lived in the Philippines.
A dangerous invasive species is ruining Florida’s reefs. The lionfish derby is one effort to curb this aquarium pet gone destructive.
Clues buried in an ancient trash pile are shedding light on the role of climate change in the collapse of a Byzantine settlement.
With the successful return of SpaceX’s crew capsule, the United States appears poised once again to lead human spaceflight. For many Americans, space travel is part of their national identity.
Around the world, island communities are scrambling to cope with the impending threat of rising seas. Florida's Key West aims to prove that adaptation is possible. But at what cost?
In the search for life elsewhere in the universe, we tend to look for our own image. That may be limiting us in terms of seeing what's really there.
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