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Mars Is Frigid, Rusty and Haunted. We Can’t Stop Looking at It.

Mars Is Frigid, Rusty and Haunted. We Can’t Stop Looking at It.

A lunar eclipse, visible in Sumatra, Indonesia on Saturday, could be seen alongside Mars, which is the closest it's been to Earth in 15 years.

Emperor Penguins: Good Dads, but Less Dedicated Than You May Have Thought

Emperor Penguins: Good Dads, but Less Dedicated Than You May Have Thought

Adult emperor penguins and their chicks near a research station in Terre Adélie, Antarctica. Researchers found that male penguins from one colony often slipped out to hunt during breeding season.

Drought and Drone Reveal ‘Once-in-a-Lifetime’ Signs of Ancient Henge in Ireland

Drought and Drone Reveal ‘Once-in-a-Lifetime’ Signs of Ancient Henge in Ireland

Signs of a henge, a man-made enclosure from thousands of years ago thought to serve as a gathering place, were photographed by a camera-enabled drone on Monday.

New Dive Into Old Data Finds Plumes Erupt From Jupiter’s Moon Europa

New Dive Into Old Data Finds Plumes Erupt From Jupiter’s Moon Europa

NASA’s Galileo spacecraft appears to have flown through a plume erupting from Jupiter’s moon Europa more than 20 years ago.

Science Tools Anyone Can Afford

Science Tools Anyone Can Afford

Manu Prakash with his mother, center, in India, where it was not long before he began showing an appetite for science.

1 Hen, 76 Ducklings: What’s the Deal With This Picture?

1 Hen, 76 Ducklings: What’s the Deal With This Picture?

Dozens of common merganser ducklings following Mama on Lake Bemidji in Minnesota.

To Beat Go Champion, Google’s Program Needed a Human Army

To Beat Go Champion, Google’s Program Needed a Human Army

Lee Se-dol, a professional Go player from South Korea, was smiling amid other players despite losing four of five games against a Google computer program called AlphaGo.

Calestous Juma, 64, Dies; Sought Innovation in African Agriculture

Calestous Juma, 64, Dies; Sought Innovation in African Agriculture

Calestous Juma in 2004. His championing of sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa was informed by his arduous childhood in a poor village there.

Did Juul Lure Teenagers and Get ‘Customers for Life’?

Did Juul Lure Teenagers and Get ‘Customers for Life’?

Juul is under federal investigation for marketing its discreet, flash-drive-resembling e-cigarette product to youth.

Last March of the ‘Wooden Elephants’: Africa’s Ancient Baobabs Are Dying

Last March of the ‘Wooden Elephants’: Africa’s Ancient Baobabs Are Dying

A baobab tree at Epupa Falls in Namibia. Researchers suspect that Africa's "wooden elephants" are succumbing to prolonged droughts and increasing temperatures, which are parching the trees, leaving them unable to support the weight of their massive trunks.

Hundreds of Reindeer Died by Lightning. Their Carcasses Became a Laboratory.

Hundreds of Reindeer Died by Lightning. Their Carcasses Became a Laboratory.

The carcasses of 300 reindeer on a plateau in Norway may help engender new plant diversity, according to scientists.

Empathy May Be Overrated in an Election, and in a Leader

Empathy May Be Overrated in an Election, and in a Leader

Top: Donald J. Trump; Middle: Bill Clinton: Bottom: George H.W. Bush.

The ‘Zombie Gene’ That May Protect Elephants From Cancer

The ‘Zombie Gene’ That May Protect Elephants From Cancer

Elephants, like their forebears mastodons and mammoths, carry a unique gene whose proteins kill off potentially cancerous cells.

A Congressman, a Financial Deal and an Intricate Web of Conflicts

A Congressman, a Financial Deal and an Intricate Web of Conflicts

Representative Chris Collins of New York after his arraignment on insider trading charges in New York on Wednesday.

Dark Spots in Our Knowledge of Neptune

Dark Spots in Our Knowledge of Neptune

An image of Neptune taken by the Voyager spacecraft in August 1989, showing the storm, known as the Great Dark Spot, near the left side of the planet.

America’s First Offshore Wind Farm May Power Up a New Industry

America’s First Offshore Wind Farm May Power Up a New Industry

One of five turbines that make up the Block Island Wind Farm, the first offshore wind farm in the United States, off the Rhode Island coast.


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