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From a majestic natural spectacle to a high-octane technological thrill ride, here's our guide to the big science events of 2017.
The work of a number of the UK's leading scientists has been recognised in the New Year Honours.
Scientists rely on remote sensing instruments, including satellites, to know when Bogoslof volcano is pouring gas and ash into the sky.
Despite its alarming pollution levels, Delhi has seen an explosion in the number of private vehicles, while public transport is in decline, environmentalists warn.
At 31, he was among the world’s oldest pandas, and his descendants are said to account for nearly 25 percent of all captive pandas worldwide.
Researchers studied bubbles from the grapevine to the glass, learning more about their properties and how that effervescence affects flavor.
China announces a ban on all ivory trade and processing activities by the end of 2017.
A drop in their numbers has prompted an international team to call for changing the animal’s status from vulnerable to endangered.
Despite the claims of some commercial products, experts say no elixir exists to cure a hangover. But there are steps you can take to minimize its effects.
Catch limits for fishermen are often based on where fish have been most abundant in the past. But they have failed to keep up with geographical changes.
Here's a selection of the most inspiring findings in archaeology revealed this year.
Aaron Rodriques’s affection for cockroaches, worms and other creepers has widened in adulthood to thoughts of what they can teach us about our fears and even our xenophobia.
A painter with a fine arts degree has an art-related day job that is heavy on the chemistry.
Dozens of people die in avalanches each year, mostly while skiing and snowmobiling. Researchers set out to understand what separates risky from safe behavior.
The Pan-Starrs telescope on the island of Maui released an astronomical survey that includes two petabytes of data, roughly equivalent to a billion selfies.
Migrating birds are arriving at their breeding grounds earlier as global temperatures rise, an Edinburgh University study finds.
Dr. Goldwasser helped build one of the world’s most powerful particle accelerators and make Fermilab a leader in scientific advancements and collaborations.
A rare giraffe has been born at Chester Zoo.
The actress and author brought the subject of bipolar illness into the popular culture with humor and hard-boiled detail.
Dr. Rubin, who was awarded the National Medal of Science in 1993, ushered in the cosmic realization that most of the universe is invisible.