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Editor in Chief Nancy Shute reflects on finding common ground with science and policy.
Bogs and other peatlands around the world store outsized amounts of carbon. Climate change and agriculture are putting them at risk.
Scientists search new mothers’ minds for clues to postpartum depression.
Very young babies who have strokes in the language centers of their brain can recover normal language function — in the other side of their brain.
Only small numbers of Bornean orangutans will survive coming decades, researchers say.
The search is on for a rare nuclear decay that could prove neutrinos are their own antiparticles and shed light on the universe’s antimatter mystery.
Ancient humans’ close relatives also created rock art and shell ornaments, studies assert.
Americans would probably take the discovery of extraterrestrial microbes pretty well.
Prevailing winds can send northern fur seal pups on an epic journey.
A study of smog in the Los Angeles valley finds that paints, fragrances and other everyday items are a growing component of the problem.
Termite-hunting ants have their own version of combat medicine for injured nest mates.
Inhibiting an enzyme involved in the production of Alzheimer’s protein globs also made old globs, or plaques, disappear in mouse brains.
Scientists performed the first quantum algorithms in silicon, and probed quantum bits with light.
In mice, fructose gets processed in the small intestine before getting to the liver.
These strange walking fish might teach us about the evolutionary origins of our own ability to walk.
A newly crafted artificial eye could help researchers study treatments for dry eye disease and other ailments.
Scientists say carbon and nitrogen isotopes found in penguin tissues can indicate shifts in the Antarctic environment.
A popular tale about rabbit domestication turns out to be fiction.
Oregon woman has the first ever eye infection with the cattle eyeworm Thelazia gulosa.
Astronomy artists face new challenges in translating James Webb’s invisible data into visuals.
Thousands of pulsars have been discovered since the announcement of their detection 50 years ago.
Human activities are driving phosphorus levels in the world’s lakes and other freshwater bodies to a critical point.
Reviews & Previews
Hosted by Will Smith, ‘One Strange Rock’ embraces Earth’s weirdness and explores the planet’s natural history.
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.
Letters to the Editor
Readers had questions about the physical trace of memory, magnetic monopoles, blowflies and more.
Industrial fishing now occurs across 55 percent of the world’s ocean area while only 34 percent of Earth’s land area is used for agriculture or grazing.