Astronomy

Ancient Romans may have been cozier with Huns than they let on

Nomadic Huns and Roman farmers shared ways of life on the Roman Empire’s fifth century frontier.

Most Americans like science — and are willing to pay for it

Americans drastically overestimate how much the government spends on science. But when correctly informed, they want the government to spend more.

In 1967, LSD was briefly labeled a breaker of chromosomes

Claims that the hallucinogenic drug damaged DNA were quickly rejected. But questions remain about how LSD works.

It’s time to redefine what qualifies as a planet, scientists propose

Astronomers can have their definition of a planet, but some planetary scientists plan to stick to the long-held meaning of the word.

Arctic sea ice hits record wintertime low

Warm temperatures and heat waves reduced sea ice extent in the Arctic to its smallest maximum extent ever seen.