There could be clues to the early days of our solar system, and it could be a proving ground for technologies to send astronauts farther into space.
For Faye Flam's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Scientific literature on excess weight and health is expanding along with global waistlines, and yet, it's hard to find a solid, coherent scientific explanation for why some people get fat and others don't, and why some overweight people get Type 2 diabetes and heart ...
Scientists are weirdly divided over what seems like common sense.
At least you have some sense of what's coming, and maybe it's not too late to swerve.
The line between atmosphere and outer space is surprisingly debatable. Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo may or may not have crossed it.
Tiny frogs and lizards surviving in Haiti's last splinters of forest show that even the most devastated areas can be redeemed.
A mutation sometime in the last 3,000 years already gave some Europeans the immunity that a scientist claims to have recreated in an embryo.
Researchers found they could predict success decades in advance from the names of the first five galleries where an artist exhibits.
Welcome to a global experiment about the effects of eating and drinking microplastic.
Scientists warn of global warming of 2 degrees. If you think that won't affect you, think how it may affect pests.