A National Zoo exhibition featuring the animal, long tied to Smithsonian history, opens Saturday
We need a strong scientific voice in policy and decision-making, but there is also a crucial role for the public.
Think of all the adults you know. Think of your parents and grandparents. Think of the teachers you had at school, your doctors and dentists, the people who collect your rubbish, and the actors you see on TV. All of these people probably have little mites crawling, eating, sleeping, and having sex on their faces.
A trial vaccine against Ebola could be tested on healthy volunteers in the UK in September, says an international health consortium.
No researcher could read all the papers in their field – but machines are making discoveries in their own right by mining the scientific literature
The first detection of neutrinos produced by fusion in the sun confirms that our star has been stable for millions of years
The patron animal of quantum theory poses for a unique portrait in which the camera and the sitter don't share a single photon – except by entanglement
Unusual fish with lungs have developed walking techniques and bodies like those of the ancestors of four-legged animals after being raised on land
Two satellites destined for the Galileo global positioning network may have to burn most of their fuel to get back into formation, or be replaced
Eavesdropping on Saturn's rings has given us clues about surprises in the gas giant's interior
A new atlas draws on thousands of records reaching back to the 18th century and describes more than 9000 species, ranging from microbes to whales
The frailty of remembrance might have an upside: When a memory is recalled, two research teams reported on Wednesday, it can be erased or rewired so that a painful recollection is physically linked in the brain to joy and a once-happy memory to pain.
NASA will build a huge new heavy-lift Space Launch System rocket to propel astronauts on flights to nearby asteroids and eventually Mars
Researchers are using accelerated aging techniques to test the durability of the 500,000-disc collection
There were some fine vintages 3,000 years ago, and a new study reveals how ancient mixologists made them finer still
They call it "Sparky"
Peaks around Glacier National Park store water that irrigates a large section of North America. But a warming climate is shrinking that snowpack, with ominous consequences for wildlife and people.
The ALS Association has raised more than $94 million in recent weeks via its online ice bucket challenge — compared with $2.7 million this time last year. Now what?
In the moonscape of Death Valley, one mystery stands out: boulders that seem to creep along the desert floor when nobody's looking. Thanks to video and GPS, scientists now think they know why.
Study finds ways humans can save the birds before it's too late
Implant attached to bone in pioneering technique that helps prevent infection and discomfort
Growing nerve tissue and organs is a sci-fi dream. I met the pioneering researcher who grew eyes and brain cells
Australian researchers want tourists to send in photos of flukes so they can track eastern humpback whale movements
Mouse astronauts are joining the research carried out at the International Space Station.
The climate impacts of the world's fossil-fuelled power plants are being underestimated because of poor accounting, say researchers.
US defence giant Lockheed Martin is teaming up with an Australian technology firm to track space debris that can damage multi-billion dollar satellites.
Scientists produce a simple mathematical model that explains how a single sheepdog can herd a large number of sheep.
The magnitude-6.0 quake that hit California's Napa Valley wasn't the "big one", but it loaded stress on to the Hayward fault close to the Bay Area
Donna Yates explains how her Lego female scientists became a Twitter hit
A new method for removing allergens from peanuts means help could soon be on the way for the roughly 2.8 million Americans with a potentially life-threatening allergy to the popular food, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday.