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Acting Editor in Chief Elizabeth Quill discusses the unexpected nature of science.
Researchers are puzzling over the proton's radius, spin and whether it decays.
Fish venom shows great diversity and is being studied to treat pain, cancer and other diseases.
ADHD looks different in the cerebellums of girls and boys with the condition.
An ancient royal structure gets new life in southern Mexico.
Arctic sea ice thinned by climate change increasingly produces conditions favorable for phytoplankton blooms in the waters below, new research suggests.
The search for autism biomarkers, in the blood and the brain, is heating up.
Inherited mutations, not only treatment, affect the chances that a childhood cancer survivor will develop a second cancer later in life.
A common virus may turn the immune system against gluten, leading to the development of celiac disease.
Over the planet’s history, the Martian atmosphere has lost 66 percent of its argon and a majority of its carbon dioxide, according to data from NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft.
A hefty red, dead galaxy may raise questions about how galaxies formed in the early universe.
Editing RNA may give cephalopods smarts, but there’s a trade-off.
Gravitational waves may have given a supermassive black hole a big kick, with enough energy to send it flying toward the edges of its host galaxy.
Scientists make advance in the quest to take quantum effects to larger scales.
Nomadic Huns and Roman farmers shared ways of life on the Roman Empire’s fifth century frontier.
The Nov. 14, 2016, earthquake in New Zealand was much larger than thought possible at the time, prompting a rethink of hazard assessments.
Engineered immune cells can extend life for some leukemia patients.
Sleep deprivation makes the brain more sensitive to food smells.
Brief but important maternal care may have evolved before the elaborate egg-tending of glass frog dads.
Experiments in cells and mice suggest that a previous exposure to dengue or West Nile can make a Zika virus infection worse.
A study of bedbug traps and feet names finds that tropical bedbugs are much better at scaling slippery walls than common bedbugs.
Tyrannosaurs may have had sensitive snouts that detected temperature and touch.
Hawk moths use their sugary diet to make antioxidants that protect their muscles.
Half a century later, plate tectonics is well-established but still an active field of research.
Astronomers can have their definition of a planet, but some planetary scientists plan to stick to the long-held meaning of the word.
Reviews & Previews
Science takes a back seat in National Geographic’s series Genius, which focuses more on politics and Albert Einstein’s love life.
Letters to the Editor
Stinkbug hazards, Great Lakes invaders and more reader feedback.
A new online explorer tool from the Allen Institute for Cell Science shows 3-D models of cell interiors.