Tech & Science
How a Snake-Eating Hawk Started a Huge Montana Wildfire
The charred remains of the bird clutching its prey helped firefighters explain what went down.
Scientists Aim to Preserve a Rare, and Blind, Species of Chinese Fish
Scientists have captured one of the world's most elusive—and weird-looking—fish.
How to Know If Your Drinking Water Is Safe From Harmful Chemicals
Lead and carcinogens have been found in drinking water in several cities. A new tool can help you find out if one of those cities is yours.
Diabetes Vaccine Entering Human Testing Could Also Prevent the Common Cold
Clinical trials on a prospective type 1 immunization are set to begin next year.
A New Theory on Cancer: What We Know About How It Starts Could All Be Wrong
If cancer really is a disease in which our cells act like their single-celled ancestors of eons ago, then the current approach to treatment needs a radical overhaul.
New CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald Inheriting Vaccine Skeptics, Drug Abuse and Antibiotic Resistance
The former Georgia health director has her work cut out for her.
Life on Mars? Study Showing Martian Soil Kills Bacteria Dims Hopes
The search for life continues, with exploration narrowed to deep below the Martian surface.
Half of World’s Olive Oil Threatened by Deadly Bacteria in Spain
The lethal pathogen has already wiped out a million trees in Italy and has been spotted across Europe.
Who Is Jerome Adams? Surgeon General Pick Battled HIV Outbreak With Clean Needles in Indiana
Adams once convinced Mike Pence, then governor of Indiana, to open syringe exchanges for drug users. That influence could help address the nationwide opioid epidemic.
Dangerous Diseases: Rat Parasite Colonizing Florida Is Alarming Researchers
Climate change is enabling this organism, which causes meningitis, to inhabit new regions.
Great Sex: These Butterflies Have Giant Sperm Packages and Vaginal ‘Jaws’
The butterflies could hold clues to human infertility.
Blue-winged Amazon: Beautiful New Parrot Species With Very Loud Voice Discovered in Mexico
Its call sounds more like a hawk than a parrot.
Marriage Therapy: Cute Animal Pictures Rekindle the Love, Study Finds
Puppies to the rescue!
Is It OK to Eat Roadkill? It's Now Legal in More States
Another U.S. state just passed a law allowing "wildlife salvage."
Extremely Rare and Weird Blind Fish Found in South China Cave
The humpback golden line barbel also has a mysterious little horn.
DNA Replication Filmed for First Time Shows How Awkward and Random Genetics Is
DNA: It's just like us.
Theme Park Where Brain-Eating Parasite Killed Teen Sued By Her Parents
The amoeba was living in a rapids course at dangerously high levels.
Will This Scar? Japanese Scientists Uncover Secret to Regenerative Skin in Frogs
The finding could someday improve wound healing after serious skin injuries.
Sulforaphane, a Chemical in Broccoli, May Help Diabetics Control Blood Sugar
It's called sulforaphane, and it lowered blood sugar in people with the condition.
Cybersecurity Attacks Are a Global Threat. Chinese Scientists Have the Answer: Quantum Mechanics
Einstein called it "spooky action at a distance." Others call it the future of computing.
Two-Headed Porpoise Found Near the Netherlands
The babies were already dead when they floated into a fishing net.
Arctic Climate Change Study Canceled Due to Climate Change
Sea ice is unexpectedly in motion, making the expedition far too dangerous.
Trappist-1 Has High Odds of Interplanetary Life, New Mathematical Model Shows
Life on one planet could easily spread to another, according to the numbers.
Black Widow Spider Bites Massachusetts Child, Parents Issue Warning
At first, they thought the 5-year-old girl had a normal bruise.
The Weight of a Star: Einstein’s Impossible Hope Finally Achieved by Scientists
Einstein predicted that gravity and light could be used to calculate the mass of a star. But he never thought scientists could actually do it.