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This isn’t science fiction. A number of start-ups as well as big aerospace firms are trying to build personal aircraft you could fly around town.
Research shows treatment for substance abuse disorders is a great value for society, but many programs have long waiting lists.
Kuki Gallmann was wounded in an attack that may be part of a wider problem in which farmers have been terrorized by herders who want more land to graze their animals.
Think you know your racial background? A communications studies project involving ancestry DNA testing has led to interesting conversations on identity.
Thousands of scientists and science enthusiasts took to the streets in Washington and around the world on Saturday to protest.
The spacecraft is set to venture into the gap between Saturn and its innermost ring 22 times until Sept. 15, then crash into the planet.
Shadow three scientists as they work with wolves and butterflies, DNA and tide pools before they attend one of the March for Science demonstrations around the country.
Climate change is altering the environment in ways that increase the potential for viruses like Zika.
The large crystals, and perhaps life forms within, may be scattered around by a whirlwind that a geologist calls a gravel devil.
A founder of modern forensic psychiatry, Dr. Sadoff once estimated that he had evaluated as many as 10,000 defendants in criminal cases.
Naked mole rats flip a metabolic switch to last for hours in oxygen levels that would kill other mammals. They can last 18 minutes with zero oxygen.
The renowned birder recommends Ecuador and Uganda, as well as Cape May in New Jersey. His favorite place is the Malheur refuge in Oregon.
The asteroid, 2014 JO25, which is approximately 2,000 feet end-to-end, was about 1.1 million miles away when it passed by on Wednesday morning.
A new study found that a major ocean current is carrying plastic from the North Atlantic to the Greenland and Barents seas, and leaving it there.
A groundbreaking study has found that genetic variations in mice are linked to parental care and monogamy, the first time such a link has been found in mammals.
The planet, about 40 light years from Earth, is close enough that astronomers hope they will someday be able to probe its atmosphere for signs of water or other evidence of suitability for life.
Researchers think 3-D printing may make it cheaper and easier to create glass objects, from skyscraper facades to tiny devices used in research.
Climate displacement is becoming one of the world’s most powerful — and destabilizing — geopolitical forces.
Insurers have been closely watching as President Trump and congressional lawmakers debate the future of subsidies that help lower deductibles and co-payments.
It’s actually a clam, it lives on sulfur and researchers have studied a living specimen for the first time.
In this 360° video, get an up-close look at how a dung beetle in Laikipia, Kenya, prepares a meal.
Scientists are investigating whether releasing tons of particulates into the atmosphere might be good for the planet. Not everyone thinks this is a good idea.
Along parts of the East Coast, the entire system of insuring coastal property is beginning to break down.
On Saturday scientists and their advocates are expected to fill streets in more than 500 cities. But what they do next is just as important.
In remarks submitted to The Times, some said the president’s posture toward science demanded a response, but others worried about the politicization of science.
The percentage of scientists aged 55 and older nearly doubled from 1993 to 2008, amid concerns that young researchers are getting crowded out.
San Francisco’s Young Adult Court, created in 2015, is based on recent research suggesting that brain development extends beyond age 18, into the 20s.
A new series on the National Geographic Channel introduces viewers to the man behind the cuddly accent and the curvatures of space-time.
Birds that migrate early and start producing offspring may find their nests overtaken by larger birds that nest later, a wildlife biologist says.