Q&A: Carver Mead revolutionized computers. Can he do the same for physics?

Carver Mead isn’t impressed by complicated things. As far as he’s concerned, the bigger challenge is ...

Rampant wildfires once led to global mass extinction, scientists say. Can it happen again?

A long time ago the carbon was rock, buried in the earth as securely as a secret. Then an environmen ...

New ultra-contagious Omicron subvariants BA.4, BA.5 worsening California coronavirus wave

The growing dominance of two new ultra-contagious Omicron subvariants is prolonging a wave of corona ...

COVID boosters for the fall must target newer Omicron mutations, FDA says

U.S. regulators told COVID-19 vaccine makers Thursday that any booster shots tweaked for the fall wi ...

Orcas are eating great white sharks’ livers off South Africa’s coast

In 2017, five great white shark carcasses washed ashore in four months in South Africa. Four of them ...

Skywatch: Early-rising Saturn leads July’s planetary parade

Against a star-spangled backdrop for July, a string of visible planets enters our heavens late, trea ...

Florida teen seriously injured by shark bite in holiday attack

Addison Bethea was collecting scallops on Florida’s Gulf Coast ahead of the July Fourth weekend when ...

Monkeypox spread at two large parties in L.A. County, officials say

Los Angeles County officials have reported limited local transmission of monkeypox, with some recent ...

New challenge for Chesapeake Bay watermen: A shortage of crab sperm

The Chesapeake Bay’s watermen have endured one crisis after another over the decades: persistent pol ...

Yellowstone visitor again gored by bison; second incident this week

A Pennsylvania woman visiting Yellowstone National Park with her daughter was gored by a bison in th ...