A spectacular nail-biter of a landing was just the beginning. This was the year Mars’ rover Curiosity proved its worth by giving researchers unprecedented access to the Red Planet.
The Supreme Court’s decision in June that genes can’t be patented has far-reaching consequences for research and medicine — and for every one of us.
In May, the amount of CO2 in our atmosphere crossed this long-hyped threshold, setting off a storm of media coverage. But how significant is the milestone?
The unprecedented government surveillance that surfaced in the summer brought the perennial clash between technology and privacy to a new level.
Liver buds and brain organoids are among this year's life-saving advances in growing spare human parts.
More than three decades after it left our planet, Voyager 1 entered a realm where no Earthborn spacecraft has gone before.
After centuries of flummoxing number crunchers, two mathematical puzzles about prime numbers were cracked this year.
New techniques and very old bones overcome the limits of genome sequencing for prehistoric horses, ancient cave bears, and even our own early ancestors.
For years, health professionals have been urging better nutrition and more exercise for children. Are we finally listening?
This multidimensional shape can simplify certain quantum equations — and possibly also revolutionize physics.