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There is much more learn about the solar system’s eighth planet, which hasn’t been visited by a spacecraft for 30 years.
The Pentagon and federal intelligence agencies have said that climate change is a threat. Now, the White House is planning a panel to study whether or not that is true.
President Trump signed an order to begin the process for establishing a new branch of the military that would be dedicated to handling threats in space. But critics say it still raises the danger of militarizing space.
Fruit on trees grown near outhouses and latrines usually is safe. That’s not true of produce found on the ground in the same areas.
Those foamy eruptions on garden plants protect a slow and steady sap drinker that is growing into a froghopper. But it has to stick its hind end out to breathe.
Spittlebugs feed on plant sap and then excrete bubbly foam to create a protective fortress around themselves. Later, they emerge as adult froghoppers.
A Swedish girl’s solitary act of civil disobedience has turned her into a symbol for climate action. But her path hasn’t been easy.
In a dying reef world, the writer explores the underwater bliss of a little Caribbean island that is showing the world just how to save coral.
Fewer than 1 percent of doctorates in math are awarded to African-Americans. Edray Goins, who earned one of them, found the upper reaches of the math world a challenging place.
Biologists are searching caves and abandoned mines in the West, hoping to spare many species of the winged creatures from the devastating fungus, white-nose syndrome.
Many agencies that offer donated embryos, including most of those supported by federal grants, are affiliated with Christian or anti-abortion rights organizations.
The results of a consumer genetic test identified the mother of the man whose donated sperm was used to conceive Danielle Teuscher’s daughter. Legal warnings soon followed.
So-called conservative management can ease symptoms without dialysis in some people with kidney disease. But many of them are never given the option.
After DDT had wiped the bird out on the East Coast, he led the effort to bring it back. It was eventually removed from the federal endangered species list.
Researchers are drawing inspiration from the proteins that they think let hearty water bears cheat time by decelerating their biology.
Data from Kinsa, which makes internet-connected smart thermometers, indicates it’s a bad year for colds, but not the flu.
Inspired by a 16-year-old Swede, thousands of young people are expected to take Friday off to march for action on climate change.