A group of scientists will formally propose the human-defined Anthropocene as a new epoch in Earth’s geologic history within a few years, probably pegging the start date to nuclear tests.
Science News spotlights 10 rising scientists who will transform their research fields over the coming decades.
Unlike strength training, endurance workouts left no genetic trace months later, calling into question idea of a general muscle memory.
Compressing rocks from an ocean plateau at high temperatures and pressures re-creates the formation of Earth’s first continental crust.
A star that vanished in another galaxy might be the first confirmed case of a failed supernova — and the birth of a black hole.
Computational biologist Lawrence David chronicled changes in his gut microbes for a year.
Science News looks at where presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump stand on seven key science issues, from genetic engineering to space exploration.
About 99.999% of the light that creates a suntan comes from the sun; the rest comes from the Big Bang and galaxies throughout the universe.
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The Long, Long Life of Trees explores the scientific, historical and cultural significance of apple, birch, elm and 14 other kinds of trees.
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To collect DNA from four cormorant species, this scientist called in bird scientists far and wide.
A painting on a cave’s ceiling may be one of Australia’s earliest examples of rock art, according to researchers who used an ancient wasps’ nest to date the art.
Test with robotic frogs finds bats that hunt amphibians switch their attention to other clues if outside noise masks the mating chorus.