The giant garbage patch between Hawaii and California weighs at least 79,000 tons, a new estimate suggests.
A mass oral vaccination program in Ethiopian wolves could pave the way for other endangered species and help humans, too.
To give enough time to take protective action, earthquake warning systems may have to issue alerts long before it’s clear how strong the quake will be.
A prototype contraceptive for men safely reduced testosterone and other reproductive hormones during a month-long treatment.
For decades, all viruses were thought to be small and simple. But the discovery of more and more giant viruses shows that’s not the case.
The Cassini spacecraft plunged to its death into Saturn six months ago, but the discoveries keep coming.
The Science Life
An analysis of studies asking kids to draw a scientist finds that the number of females drawn has increased over the last 50 years.
Semifossilized trees preserved in Mongolia contain a 2,000-year climate record that could help predict future droughts.
Hosted by Will Smith, ‘One Strange Rock’ embraces Earth’s weirdness and explores the planet’s natural history.
Tattoos in mice may persist due to an immune response, challenging currently held beliefs about how the skin retains tattoos.
Early supermassive black holes are challenging astronomers’ ideas about how the behemoths grew so quickly.
Stone tools signal rise of social networking by 320,000 years ago in East Africa, researchers argue.
A newly discovered type of aurora is a visible version of usually invisible charged particles drifting in the upper atmosphere.
The Name Game
NASA has named New Horizons spacecraft’s next target Ultima Thule after the public suggested tens of thousands of monikers for the Kuiper Belt object.
News in Brief
Beyond his research contributions, Stephen Hawking popularized black holes and the deep questions of the cosmos.