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.
Bogs and other peatlands around the world store outsized amounts of carbon. Climate change and agriculture are putting them at risk.
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.
News in Brief
Astronomers build on the Drake Equation to probe the chance that humans will find existing aliens. The answer: Not likely.
Reviews & Previews
The Biological Mind rejects the idea of the brain as the lone organ that makes us who we are. Our body and environment also factor in, Alan Jasanoff says.