Archivo: The New York Times

The side of the moon we never see from Earth contains secrets about our solar system’s early days, and it could help astronomers see the universe more clearly.

If one duckweed lands where a bird relieves itself, it’s capable of eventually creating a dense mat of duckweeds where there were none before.

For the first time, female scientists had won the Nobel Prizes in Chemistry and Physics. And on Monday, they accepted their accolades at the same award ceremony in Stockholm.

The two men will spend six hours examining and repairing a tiny hole that roiled space relations between the United States and Russia.

It has eight arms, three hearts — and a plan. Scientists aren’t sure how the cephalopods got to be so intelligent.

The NASA spacecraft will arrive at the red planet today and attempt to reach its surface in one piece.

And a few we’d rather not discuss

A Russian zoological museum filled with centuries-old specimens finds renewed relevance in the age of genetics.

A scientist’s unfettered curiosity leads him to investigate the physics at work in some very odd corners of the natural world.

High in the Andes Mountains, conservators are testing traditional methods for strengthening adobe buildings.