Archivo: The New York Times

A battle over pleasure has broken out. On Twitter and in the pages of scientific journals, psychologists, neurologists and neuroscientists are forging alliances over the question of whether pleasure we get from art is somehow different from the pleasure we get from candy, sex or drugs.

In the digestive tracts of leeches, scientists find evidence of elusive forest species.

Computer-vision and machine-learning techniques that help researchers study the universe’s oldest and most distant galaxies can now be used to find animals in video footage.

NASA’s new spacecraft, to be launched next month, will give
scientists a much clearer view of the planets orbiting stars near to us.

For many years, there were two competing theories to explain what makes hairs curl in sheep. Research by scientists in New Zealand and Japan published Thursday in the Journal of Experimental Biology finds that neither theory is exactly correct.

A study by Northwestern researchers reports that a form of graphene can be used as a less harmful hair color.

For years, the swelling waves had broken open platform after platform containing ancient remains. Inside the tombs were old obsidian spearheads, pieces of cremated bone and, sometimes, parts of the haunting statues that have made this island famous.

When it’s time for the hairyflower wild petunia to pass its genes to the next generation, it does it with a bang.

Researchers assembled 5 million family trees using data from the website Geni.com to test several genetic and historical hypotheses.

Researchers scanned young thylacines preserved in jars in museums, gaining an understanding of when in their development the marsupials turned canine-like.