Category: Science

A Tale of Two Nearly Extinct Giant Salamanders

While trying to save large amphibians native to Japan, herpetologists in the country unexpectedly found a way to potentially save ...

Recycling Is Broken. Should I Even Bother?

Every little bit helps. But doing it wrong can actually make matters worse.

Bird Flu Is Infecting Cats (and the Occasional Dog...

A few “reasonable precautions” can help people keep their pets safe from the H5N1 virus, experts say.

The Greens Are Dead. Long Live the Greens!

Europe’s climate change-minded parties performed poorly in the European Union elections. Is the once ambitious European green move...

Voyager 1, After Major Malfunction, Is Back From t...

The farthest man-made object in space had been feared lost forever after a computer problem in November effectively rendered the 4...

Edward Stone, 88, Physicist Who Oversaw Voyager Mi...

He helped send the twin spacecraft on their way in 1977. Decades and billions of miles later, they are still probing — “Earth’s am...

Trump Once Promised to Revive Coal. Now, He Rarely...

In earlier races for the White House, he pledged to get miners back to work. Now, political and economic realities have shifted.

El Nino Ends and La Niña Is Coming. What Does Tha...

The NOAA Climate Prediction Center announced an end to the El Niño climate phenomenon on Thursday, and predicted that La Niña coul...

Trump Once Promised to Revive Coal. That Was So 20...

In earlier bids for the White House, former President Donald Trump pledged to get miners back to work. Now, he trumpets oil and ga...

G7 Leaders, Expanding the Circle, Shift Focus to M...

Leaders from India, Brazil, the Middle East and Africa will join discussions on Friday, in a nod to the changing global balance of...

Wreckage of Shackleton’s Last Ship Is Found Off Co...

Ernest Shackleton was sailing for Antarctica on the ship, called the Quest, when he died in 1922. Researchers exulted over the dis...

Mars Got Cooked by a Recent Solar Storm

Days after light shows filled Earth’s skies with wonder, the red planet was hit by another powerful outburst of the sun.