“This is a breakthrough paper,” one expert in ancient DNA says of the new findings, which identified Denisovan genes in Southeast Asia.

  • Mar 15, 2018

"If you see a singing bird, just don't start by assuming it's a male,” one biologist said.

  • Mar 14, 2018

The feathered dinosaur Archaeopteryx has bones that record the stress of flight, authors of a new study say.

  • Mar 13, 2018

In a memo to NASA employees, the acting administrator wrote that he had “bittersweet feelings” about his decision.

  • Mar 12, 2018

"Heck, yeah, I'm going to be engineering this sucker,” said Joseph Kopser, regarding his congressional campaign.

  • Mar 9, 2018

Twitter bots are not to blame — people seem to respond more strongly to false information, which tends to be more novel.

  • Mar 8, 2018

Scientists are running for Congress in unprecedented numbers.

  • Mar 6, 2018

"John F. Kennedy said he wanted to get us to the moon in less than 10 years. The way Trump is going, in 10 years, he'll have us back in caves.”

  • Mar 4, 2018

The common raven is a fusion of two species that diverged more than a million years ago — and then recombined.

  • Mar 2, 2018

Take a tour of chemist Lawrence Principe’s lab at Johns Hopkins University.

  • Feb 18, 2018
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