Antarctic sample dated at 3–5 million years old extracted as international ice-drilling teams race to extend Earth’s climate record.
NASA built its state-of-the-art James Webb Space Telescope to peer into the distant Universe and back towards the dawn of time — and it’s already doing so spectacularly.
Ocean-mapping specialist Dawn Wright is the first Black person to visit Challenger Deep.
Implants are becoming more sophisticated — and are attracting commercial interest.
Researchers commend Beijing for mitigating a wide range of emissions, but say that future games should wean themselves off carbon offsets.
Researchers at WHO technology-transfer hub complete first step in a project aimed at building capacity for vaccine manufacturing in low- and middle-income countries.
The first crop of antivirals against SARS-CoV-2 is promising. But new drugs will be needed to counter the looming threat of resistance.
OpenAlex catalogues hundreds of millions of scientific documents and charts connections between them.
Researchers hope that a person who has so far lived for a week with a genetically modified pig heart will provide a trove of data on the possibilities of xenotransplantation.
The observatory has flawlessly unfurled its mirrors and sunshield — although more steps are needed before the science can begin.
The extraordinary vaccination of more than four billion people, and the lack of access for many others, were major forces this year — while Omicron’s arrival complicated things further.
The Parker Solar Probe has passed through a boundary and into the Sun’s atmosphere, gathering data that will help scientists better understand stars.