Science / Science & Exploration

  1. A shocking number of birds are in trouble

    We know better than ever how to help endangered birds, with notable conservation successes.

  2. More than 400 Grail patients incorrectly told they may have cancer

    Life assurance customers pause review relationship with early-detection biotech.

  3. Pandemic lessons: More health workers, less faxing—an Ars Frontiers recap

    Amid science and tech triumphs, basic infrastructure problems hurt COVID responses.

  4. The real culprit behind the 1871 vandalism of the Paleozoic Museum in Central Park

    A gripping tale of 19th century science, art, politics, thuggery—even a bit of bigamy.

  5. To keep Starliner flying, Boeing must make some hard choices

    "I think if they look back on it, they wouldn't do it again."

  6. No groundwater, no new homes, as Arizona severely restricts new housing

    Cities, developers will have to turn to costly sources to build new homes.

  7. Rocket Report: SpaceX pushing ahead on Starbase, North Korea launch failure

    “The world is putting objects into space quicker than they are being removed."

  8. Boeing finds two serious problems with Starliner just weeks before launch

    "Safety is always our top priority, and that drives this decision."

  9. Dangerous brain abscesses spiked in US kids as COVID restrictions dropped

    Cases are on the decline, but still above baseline rates.

  10. NASA panel: No convincing evidence for extraterrestrial life connected with UAPs

    Amid ambiguity and poor data, "We don't know exactly what we're looking for."

  11. Researchers get primate embryos to start organ development in culture dishes

    The start of organ development can help us understand human developmental problems.

  12. The Atlantic hurricane season has begun: What we know and what we don’t

    A little bit of preparation now will go a long way when a storm threatens.

  1. Ars Frontiers recap: What happens to developers when AI can code?

    Computers won't put us all out of a job—not yet, at least.

  2. This is the first X-ray taken of a single atom

    SX-STM enables detection of atom type, simultaneous measurement of its chemical state.

  3. mRNA technology for vaccines and more: An Ars Frontiers recap

    The tech has lots of applications beyond the one we've already been injected with.

  4. Beating the heat: These plant-based iridescent films stay cool in the sun

    Cellulose is sustainable, biocompatible, and ideal for radiative cooling applications.

  5. It’s prison day for Elizabeth Holmes; 11-year sentence has begun in Texas

    Elizabeth Holmes arrived at the minimum-security prison camp in Bryan, Texas.

  6. COVID outbreak at CDC gathering infects 181 disease detectives

    Nearly all of the attendees were vaccinated, but 70% said they didn't mask.

  7. The Falcon 9 may double the record for consecutive launch success tonight

    A little less than seven years have passed since the company's last Falcon failure.

  8. Is cybersecurity an unsolvable problem?

    Ars chats with law philosopher Scott Shapiro about his new book, Fancy Bear Goes Phishing.

  9. The lessons of a wildfire that destroyed a town and burned for 15 months

    Until it hit, the local firefighters couldn't conceive of something that ferocious.

  10. No A/C? No problem, if buildings copy networked tunnels of termite mounds

    "For the first time, it may be possible to design a true living, breathing building.”

  11. Study narrows long COVID’s 200+ symptoms to core list of 12

    Loss of taste/smell and post-exertional malaise were the top two symptoms.

  12. Your chocolate comes with a side order of deforestation

    Developing economies pay a steep price for that sweet treat.

  1. AI writing assistants can cause biased thinking in their users

    A biased "assistant" was able to influence the arguments made in essays.

  2. Rocket Report: Europe has a rocket problem, FAA testing safety of methane

    "SpaceX continues to totally redefine the world’s access to space."

  3. Neuralink says it has the FDA’s OK to start clinical trials

    Company isn't enrolling patients yet, but it has cleared a major hurdle.

  4. The curious case of the brie made from nuts that caused a multi-state outbreak

    Health officials cracked the case starting with just two cases.

  5. People in Old Testament Jerusalem suffered from widespread dysentery, study finds

    Study results indicate "long-term presence" of Giardia parasite in Near East populations.

  6. A new report finds NASA has spent an obscene amount of money on SLS propulsion

    "NASA and its contracts will continue to exceed planned cost and schedule."

  7. Supreme Court limits the EPA’s authority under the Clean Water Act

    Court limits regulations to wetlands that directly connect to bodies of water.

  8. Two dead in US from tainted surgeries in Mexico; 206 more may have brain infections

    Those exposed should seek medical care ASAP, even if there are no symptoms.

  9. The neurons that make you feel hangry

    Brain area that stimulates appetite could be a target for eating-disorder therapies.

  10. At long last, the glorious future we were promised in space is on the way

    "It is gratifying to see folks coming around."

  11. More and more Americans are skipping medical care due to money woes

    The percent who said they skipped care due to costs has risen 5 points since 2020.

  12. Colorless nanoparticles used to create lightweight, colorful paint

    Nanoparticles manipulate light at specific wavelengths to create colors.