Fifty years ago this month, the U.S.S.R. launched Sputnik 1, the world's first Earth-orbiting artificial satellite. Shocked into action, the U.S. ramped up its space program—and its science education.
Even at an early evolutionary stage, bird-like dinosaurs occupied different niches in the same ecosystem,
Dung beetles use light from the MIlky Way to find their way
Recently identified subspecies ranges farther than first imagined: across Africa.
An archaeologist ponders the fate of Hoover Dam