A host of detailed cell atlases could revolutionize understanding of cancer and other diseases.

The Race to Map the Human Body—One Cell at a Time

Industry attorney tells judge he "does not know" what atmospheric CO2 levels are, even though data from scientists worldwide are crystal clear.

Oil Industry, in Court, Claims Ignorance about CO2

Einstein failed to notice that the cosmological constant did not provide a stable, static model of the universe. Was this his "biggest blunder"?

Einstein's Greatest Blunder?

A giant rift in the Larsen C ice shelf is expected to reach the ocean soon.

Giant Antarctic Ice Shelf Crack Threatens to Become a Massive Iceberg

Despite a lack of scientific evidence that homeopathic remedies work, they are ubiquitous.

Hundreds of Babies Harmed by Homeopathic Remedies, Families Say

Careful reflection actually makes us better at assessing others' feelings.

Why Emotional Snap Judgments Are Often Wrong

The NeuroGrid is an array of extremely small, voltage-sensing electrodes placed on the brain surface, and it aims to capture the chatter of single neurons without causing any cellular damage. Learn how scientists are using the tool in this feature story from Nature Medicine.

Mapping the mind: A new tool reveals uncharted territories in the brain

The south-north connection may have happened much earlier than scientists have thought.

Hot Dispute Emerges over First Land Bridge from North to South America

New research seems to point toward a long-sought goal in psychiatry—biological markers to distinguish different kinds of depression.

Brain Imaging Identifies Different Types of Depression

Research that crosses neuroscience with sociology has begun to show that educational and occupational disadvantages that result from growing up poor can lead to significant differences in the size, shape and functioning of children's brains.

What Inequality Does to the Brain

New studies suggest lonely planets flying through intergalactic space were formed by star-destroying supermassive black holes.

Planet Formation out of Black Hole Belches

Here are six reasons why, instead of shooting for the stars, we aim straight for our foot.

6 Reasons Why We Self-Sabotage

Republicans and Trump administration officials have said they want NASA to focus on deep-space missions and away from climate change research.

Congress May Shift Climate Research Away from NASA

One of the worst epidemics in human history may have been caused by a deadly form of salmonella from Europe.

Collapse of Aztec Society Linked to Catastrophic Salmonella Outbreak

Practice makes perfect, but finding the personal wherewithal to start can be daunting. Proved techniques can help build motivation. ( via Scientific American MIND)

So You Want to Be a Genius

Why the impending disaster came as no surprise to officials in rural Butte and Plumas counties, which surround Lake Oroville.

California Dam Crisis Could Have Been Averted

"This attack on science, and on knowledge itself, goes beyond anything we have seen in America before. And it is not only dangerous to science, it is dangerous to our nation and the world."

The War for Science

Genetic analysis suggests that humans have continuously inhabited the Tibetan Plateau as far back as the last ice age.

The Surprisingly Early Settlement of the Tibetan Plateau

How do you make parts and pieces that are nearly microscopic while maintaining their finer points?

3-D Printing Modification Yields Adorable Micro-Tools

Scientists can now measure precisely a multitude of brain and body signals. The next step is determining which ones matter most.

Turning Data into Knowledge