Stegosaur expert Susie Maidment is laying crucial groundwork for assigning ages to fossils from North America’s most dinosaur-rich rocks. More precise timings promise to reveal plenty about how the beasts lived and evolved through time.
The vast majority of people in antiquity were too poor to leave many artifacts behind. But archaeologists have learned how to look beyond the temples and palaces.
Cancer researchers have long noticed that doses of chemo drugs that reliably kill cancer cells in laboratory cultures tend to be strikingly less effective in actual patients.
Lunar samples hinted at a barrage of debris pummelling planets billions of years ago. Fifty years after Apollo 11, that story is still unfolding.
Studies that deliberately infect people with diseases are on the rise. They promise speedier vaccine development, but there's a need to shore up informed consent.
Our brains manage to construct stable images even as our eyes keep darting around. Here's what we know about how that happens.
Only recently have scientists directly witnessed this most pivotal of events in biology, thanks to new technology that allows them to observe the process in living cells. It's teaching them a lot.
Annual assessments can be wildly inaccurate — not to mention soul-crushing. Here's why the ritual, dreaded by managers and the managed alike, falls short and what might work better.
Ancient rocks suggest that ice entirely covered our planet on at least two occasions. This theory may help explain the rise of complex life that followed.
Scientists are tapping physics to help reveal what causes an ordinary blaze to escalate into an epic megafire.
Among the plethora of supplements that promise athletes an advantage, a natural juice gains traction as an evidence-based boost.
The only way for humanity to solve its environmental problems may be to abandon our quest for continual economic expansion. It's time to study what a future of degrowth might look like, some researchers say.
Molten salt reactors might just turn nuclear power into the greenest energy source on the planet.
Retirement is a time for spending, not saving. And yet many people hold on to their wealth. Understanding why, and where that money ends up, is of increasing importance as the US population ages.
Economists explore the complex forces that shape what ends up in your shopping cart and how that might change in the online marketplace.
Ultrasound isn't just for images. Sonogenetics and other promising technologies let researchers use focused sound waves to control genes and entire cells deep in the tissues of living animals, without surgery.