Dr. S. James Gates Jr., a member of the Maryland State Board of Education, will be among 12 outstanding researchers to be awarded with this year’s National Medal of Science, the White House has announced.
Scientists who study glaciers have come to a consensus about just how fast the great ice sheets are melting, ending years of debate about the exact number.
We present some photos we took as Jupiter and the moon traversed the evening sky for the second time in the calendar month of November.
A brief look at the mathematics (and a little physics) behind the strike zone graphic TBS is using for the baseball playoff games.
The MacArthur Foundation announced this year’s winners of fellowships, commonly called “genius grants,” and the list has a few surprises.
The man who shaped our theories about how DNA encodes information for proteins died in mid-September.
An embargo imposed on the press by people promoting a study about the harmful effects of genetically modified organisms reveals a hidden agenda to block reporting by free and independent news organizations.
Researchers have found that at least 200,000 tons of oil and natural gas from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has been consumed by naturally-occurring bacteria.
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has detected carbon dioxide in clouds above the planet’s surface, suggesting that dry ice may have fallen as “snow” to the planet’s surface.
Researchers in Australia, using US data, say they may have found a way to use a genetic test to predict the possibility that a child will develop autism spectrum disorder.