The infamous ozone hole over Antarctica is starting to heal.
Humans are the only animal that has the power to choose which limbs of the tree of life survive.
Killer whales and humans are among the only animals known to experience menopause, and scientists are learning how this phenomenon benefits orcas.
The origin of life on Earth remains unexplained, but last week we saw the notion of a simpler version of life go from theory to reality.
Statistical techniques were invented by people who dreamed that the power of physics and chemistry might extend to a world of previously unpredictable phenomena, including human behavior.
People must consider not just how to look for evidence that an idea is right, but how they might discover it's wrong.
Scientists have demonstrated that a computer can outperform human judges in predicting who will commit a violent crime. Whether to use this in real life raises many ethical issues.
Tackling cancer requires unconventional ideals because cancer is an unconventional enemy.
Thanks to the rejection of a scientific paper written by Albert Einstein, his prediction of the existence of gravitational waves — which now has been proving true — was not retracted.
That modern humans ridiculed Neanderthals so maliciously for so long says more about our shortcomings than theirs.