Fall is tarantula mating time in the plains of southeastern Colorado. The small city of La Junta is celebrating the spiders' season of romance with its second annual tarantula festival.
When COVID-19 first emerged, Linsey Marr suspected right away it spread through the air. Time has proved this aerosols engineer right. Now she's being honored with a MacArthur "genius grant."
Amber Wutich, an anthropologist and newly minted 'MacArthur genius,' says water scarcity is a human-caused problem that requires human-generated solutions.
Three scientists were honored for their work with the tiny nanoparticles that allow for very bright colors. They are used in many electronics, like LED displays.
In the Himalayan foothills, water is getting harder to come by. Villagers in one region of northern India are learning how to recharge the groundwater-fed springs they depend on.
The scientists look at electrons in atoms during the tiniest of split seconds, giving "humanity new tools for exploring the world of electrons," according to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
Hungarian-born biochemist Katalin Karikó and American immunologist Drew Weissman found that a chemical change to genetic code called mRNA eliminated a problematic side effect when used in vaccines.
Researchers have identified 46 genes that can disrupt a process that is critical to early brain development. The finding could help scientists find new treatments for disorders including autism.
The program launched by President George W. Bush is credited with saving 25 million lives. Some in Congress want this year's reauthorization tied to language that PEPFAR will not "promote abortion."
Hikers are getting sick with norovirus in the wilderness. A CDC investigation finds that poor hygiene along the Pacific Crest Trail — and other outdoor settings — is to blame.
The future is always hard to predict, especially millions of years from now. But researchers found that a future supercontinent centered around the tropics may be tough for mammals to survive.
A supermoon occurs when the moon is closest to Earth along its elliptical orbit, which means it can appear larger and brighter to viewers. The last one of the year will be visible Thursday and Friday.
Electric vehicles and solar power are growing quickly and offering hope the world could still meet climate change goals.
Scientists in Japan are at the forefront of one the most controversial areas of biomedical research: creating sperm and eggs in the laboratory from practically any cell in the body.
Residents from Oregon to Texas may be able to glimpse the annular eclipse, when the moon is deep in its orbit and passes in front of the sun, creating a black circle on the star.