The president's $4.1 trillion budget package for 2018 would ax a variety of medical, energy, and basic research programs, while boosting funding for defense and homeland security.
The lava burned at an unprecedented 1,600 degrees Celsius and triggered a mass, marine extinction.
Average annual temperatures over the Antarctic Peninsula have increased 3 degrees Celsius since the 1950s, encouraging plant growth on the continent.
Dozens of America’s most common tree species have shifted their ranges over the last three decades, in some cases by more than a mile a year.
Researchers say powerful bacteria that are resistant to common antibiotics acquired their hard-to-kill traits 450 million years ago.
More than half of the world's new nuclear capacity is under construction in Asia, while cheap natural gas and cost overruns have all but halted new construction in the US.
Researchers in California report they have produced a lightweight and flexible semiconductor built on a base of cellulose, the main ingredient in plant fibers.
Samples from Romania’s Scarisoara Ice Cave provide researchers with a glimpse of the climate conditions that allowed humans to settle in the area thousands of years ago.
Cancer is the second-largest cause of death in the United States, and researchers hope the discovery will help them narrow in on treatments.
A 2013 Arctic Ocean expedition found plastic “was abundant and widespread” in the waters east of Greenland in the Barents Sea, off the coasts of northern Russia and Scandinavia.