In the 1960s, politicians and bureaucrats were formulating the Central Arizona Project. Citizens fought back.
If cocaine affects sharks at all, it does so as an anesthetic, not as a stimulant.
On Earth, microbial growth is common in lava tubes no matter the location and climate, whether it’s ice-volcano interactions in Iceland or hot, sand-floored lava tubes in Saudi Arabia.
Drop sodium in water, and a violent, even explosive reaction will occur. But quantum physics is needed to explain why.
The war in Ukraine is unlikely to trigger a catastrophic nuclear meltdown. Physics and smart engineering are the reasons why.
Civil engineer Martin Lebek has a brilliant plan to redress the world’s phosphorus imbalance.
Data from the Zhurong rover suggests the Red Planet was wet more recently than we thought.
Chemical changes inside Mars' core caused it to lose its magnetic field. This, in turn, caused it to lose its oceans. But how?
Looking at our planet with post-Copernican eyes has the power to change how we relate to it and each other.
For many years, some cosmologists embraced the idea of an eternal, steady state universe. But science triumphed over philosophical prejudice.
Innovative thinking has done away with problems that long dogged the electric devices — and both scientists and environmentalists are excited about the possibilities.
You could send your potential paramour a perfume bottle, a cigar cutter, travel plans — or maybe some cocaine.
In the beginning, genes weren't needed.
The intensely white coloration of the shrimp is a remarkable feat of bioengineering.
Rogue Putin is the biggest risk of 2023. Here are the other nine, explained by global political expert Ian Bremmer.
At least one of Earth's creatures is able to survive the vacuum of space.
Though ultimately incorrect, the ancient Greek philosophers blazed a conceptual trail for humankind to understand the nature of reality.
There’s an enormous evolutionary advantage for flamingos to stand on one leg, but genetics doesn't help. Only physics explains why.
The outer planets' clouds hide the weirdness within.
The TRAPPIST-1 system is a treasure trove of possibilities and questions. Observations by JWST have just begun.
But make sure you bring the fossegrim the proper offering—or else.