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In a second round of water testing, 83 percent of school buildings had at least one outlet with levels above the E.P.A.’s threshold for action.
A new study suggests the material humanity needs to one day construct structures on Mars may already exist within the red planet’s desolate soil.
Dr. Lifschutz spent a weekend in jail in 1969 defending his position that a privilege of confidentiality should be extended to psychotherapists.
An appeals court said it would delay a decision on the legality of the rule, which aims to tackle global warming by cutting emissions from coal-fired plants.
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Dr. Steigman helped show that most matter in the universe was not made of atoms, a finding that led to modern conceptions of dark matter and dark energy.
Dr. Reiffel revealed that the Air Force had been interested in staging a surprise explosion on or near the moon, and that its goal was propaganda.
Scientists may have had more luck tracking down how some fungi glow than you may have hunting bioluminescent mushrooms, a reporter discovered.
Modern genetic tools have provided new details of how domestication changes animals as they become entwined with humans.
With a new technique, German researchers isolated Neanderthal and Denisovan DNA from sediment alone, opening new possibilities in archaeology.
Officials are seeking the reason for an “unusual mortality event” that has left 41 humpback whales dead since early 2016 from North Carolina to Maine.
Wax worms are able to break down the bonds in a popular synthetic polymer, which may someday help to reduce pollution.
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.
The insurer’s earnings beat expectations, but it warned it could withdraw from some marketplaces or raise rates if the government does not continue co-payment subsidies for low-income people.
The musicians will perform in “Time, Creativity and the Cosmos,” a multimedia spectacle, to open the World Science Festival’s 10th anniversary.
If early humans smashed mastodon bones found in California in 1992, scientists will have to rethink how humans came to the Americas.
The 1906 law, enacted under Theodore Roosevelt, has been used by presidents to protect vast tracts of public land from development and exploitation.
Port Arthur, the famous prison that housed the British Empire’s toughest convicts in the 19th century, is facing an onslaught from the sea.
Thousands of scientists and science enthusiasts took to the streets in Washington and around the world on Saturday to protest.
Scientists are investigating a stream of hot, bright gas visible not far from the northern lights. Amateurs saw it first, and they gave it a name from a 2006 animated movie.
In “Pollination Power,” Heather Angel, a wildlife photographer, exposes the pollination process in macrophotography, showing the clear transfer of pollen onto creatures.
Never has there been a better time to appreciate the gritty, bizarre charm of these prickly natives.
A video game is being used to help understand the structure of neurons, which could aid in treatment of diseases like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s.
The astronaut Peggy Whitson on Monday surpassed the 534-day record for most time in space by an American. Throughout her career, she has paved the way for women in space exploration.
An unlikely new reference guide breaks down U.F.O. sightings county by county, shape by shape, month by month.
Ivanka Trump joined the call, in which the president congratulated Peggy Whitson for setting a new U.S. space record.
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.
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.