A volcano erupting on the island is a living replica of what once happened on Mars.
Tiny iodine particles are clumping together to trap sunlight and melt polar sea ice.
Astronomers have discovered a black-hole treasure trove that is changing our view of the cosmos.
New discoveries have raised the possibility that the planet’s volcanoes, long assumed dormant, may still be active.
The discovery of a celestial “unicorn” that’s just a slim 2.9 solar masses may help unravel a mystery that has long puzzled astronomers.
Giant bubbles hovering over the Milky Way seem to be remnants of an ancient explosion.
Natural selection isn’t the only way species evolve.
Give it up for 1/137.
Scientists may have found a new crack in our understanding of the universe.
How they huddle is so mathematically perfect that mathematicians can’t design a better way themselves.
Scientists first theorized about the waves 220 years ago. In June, they finally found solid evidence.
“It’s like if they had a cow and a giraffe make a baby.”
A new theory of the universe’s structure might offer the most plausible alternative yet to dark matter.
Organisms that don’t follow the herd may not be stragglers, but nature’s way of hedging its bets.
Microbes are turning up deep beneath the ocean floor, a sign that life might have fewer limits than scientists once thought.
What happens when you stack logs in a fireplace and drop a match? Some of the smartest machines have no idea.
Microbes in our gut are key to staying healthy, but scientists are coming to realize that isn’t the case for all animals.
The Swiss physicist Nicolas Gisin is using an old form of math to rethink the very basics of what we know about time.
Your bedroom mirror does the trick in the morning, but for scientists studying gravitational waves, even the tiniest of imperfections can make a huge difference.
Scientists have struggled to develop new antibiotics. Enter: the machines.