Astronomers find remnant of 600-year-old nova
Based on the Korean astronomers' description of the phenomenon, scientists today believe the outburst occurred in a binary system that contained a dead, highly dense white dwarf star and a companion.
Astronomers discover extremely luminous nova
First nova ever found in Small Magellanic Cloud is studied in multiple wavelengths.
Interstellar 'Oumuamua now believed to be a comet
Material ejected via outgassing is causing object to travel faster than expected through the solar system.
ALMA photographs debris ring around young star Formalhaut
Disk's chemical composition is strangely similar to that of comets in our solar system.
Enceladus's subsurface ocean harbors complex organic molecules
Saturn moon is now the only solar system location other than Earth to meet all requirements for microbial life.
Alien civilizations may be trying to contact us: Astronomers
Some scientists are reporting "fast radio bursts" that might be alien civilizations trying to communicate.
Alaska coastal towns endangered by rising sea levels as climate-change aid dries up
Shishmaref's residents voted in August to relocate to the mainland, but they have no funding to do so. Newtok requested federal funds in January to help its residents relocate but has so far been left emptyhanded.
200,000 Evacuated over Concerns of US' Tallest Dam
Models estimate size of neutron stars
Models estimate size of neutron stars
Researchers have discovered how big neutron stars are able to grow.
99-million-year-old baby bird found trapped in amber
99-million-year-old baby bird found trapped in amber
The fossilized hatchling was a member of the bird group known as enantiornithes, which disappeared along with dinosaurs some 65 million years ago.
100-year-old fruitcake found in Antarctica in 'excellent condition'
100-year-old fruitcake found in Antarctica in 'excellent condition'
Conservators with the Antarctic Heritage Trust, based in New Zealand, recently found the fruitcake in a hut at Cape Adare, the oldest building in Antarctica.
'Snowball Earth' may have helped give rise to Earth's first animals
'Snowball Earth' may have helped give rise to Earth's first animals
Those new conditions perfectly allowed algae to spread across the globe. That then created the burst of energy needed for more complex organisms to thrive.
The Best Travel Apps, Period
The Best Travel Apps, Period
We noted which apps require pay, so if we don't mention it, it's free and available to iOS or Android users, unless otherwise noted.
Study suggests narwhals and beluga whales experience menopause
Study suggests narwhals and beluga whales experience menopause
Narwhals and beluga whales experience menopause, which brings the total number of species known to experience the process to five.
Study: Trapping atoms in a laser beam offers a new way to measure gravity
Study: Trapping atoms in a laser beam offers a new way to measure gravity
The technique can measure slight gravitational variations, which could help in mapping terrain.
Elizabeth Warren unloads on Facebook
Elizabeth Warren unloads on Facebook
Warren goes after Facebook...again.
Facebook admits data security breach
Facebook admits data security breach
Facebook announces more security breaches.
Chrissy Teigen joins other celebrities in Snapchat 'boycott'
Chrissy Teigen joins other celebrities in Snapchat 'boycott'
The company has faced much controversy since a new layout and design was released for the app in February.
Galaxy Note 9 to launch ahead of schedule
Galaxy Note 9 to launch ahead of schedule
Samsung reports an early release of their next generation Galaxy smartphones in wake of low sales.
Artificial muscle makes soft robots stronger
Artificial muscle makes soft robots stronger
A new type of artificial muscle allows soft robots to lift nearly 1,000 times their own weight.
Artificial muscles could one day help robots lift massive objects
Artificial muscles could one day help robots lift massive objects
A team of researchers has created a new artificial muscle that could help robots lift far beyond their own body weight.
A SpaceX capsule has successfully docked with the International Space Station
A SpaceX capsule has successfully docked with the International Space Station
Despite the challenges, SpaceX was back at it in January with the successful launch of Falcon 9 which took place at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
Uber launches Uber Money
Uber launches Uber Money
Uber launches a financial arm.
Google to stop indexing Flash content in late 2019
Google to stop indexing Flash content in late 2019
Google announces it will end Flash support.
Experts say 'alien' mummy study was flawed, crossed ethical line
Experts say 'alien' mummy study was flawed, crossed ethical line
A new study suggests that the infamous 2013 "alien mummy" paper was severely flawed.
Xbox is losing the video game console war: report
Xbox is losing the video game console war: report
Microsoft's Xbox One video game console is being significantly outsold by Sony's PlayStation 4.
Study says learning to lie has cognitive benefits
Study says learning to lie has cognitive benefits
Research suggests that learning to lie has beneficial effects on the developing brain of children.
Extinct cave bear DNA discovered in living bears
Extinct cave bear DNA discovered in living bears
A new study reveals the DNA of an extinct cave bear species in living bears.
Researchers discover way to turn any blood type to universal O
Researchers discover way to turn any blood type to universal O
A team of Canadian researchers just discovered a method that could turn any blood type to universal O.
Scientists solve mystery behind bird egg shape
Scientists solve mystery behind bird egg shape
A new study solves the centuries-old mystery of guillemot egg shape.
Scientists discover first evidence of matter-matter coupling
Scientists discover first evidence of matter-matter coupling
A new study reveals the first-ever evidence of matter-matter coupling.
Evolution might favor 'survival of the laziest,' study says
Evolution might favor 'survival of the laziest,' study says
A new study suggests that evolution might favor laziness in certain species.
Human prehistoric ancestors mated with each other, study says
Human prehistoric ancestors mated with each other, study says
A new study suggests that our ancient human ancestors mated with each other more frequently than we thought.
Laziness likely helped kill off Homo erectus, study says
Laziness likely helped kill off Homo erectus, study says
The extinct Homo erectus species likely died off in large part due to their laziness, according to a new study from The Australian National University.
Asteroid that killed dinosaurs also caused mass shark extinction, study says
Asteroid that killed dinosaurs also caused mass shark extinction, study says
A new study sheds light on the effect of the dinosaur-killing asteroid on the evolution of sharks.
Trees can be genetically engineered not to spread, study says
Trees can be genetically engineered not to spread, study says
Researcher suggests that trees can be genetically engineered not to invasively spread.
Scientists transplant lab-grown lungs into pigs
Scientists transplant lab-grown lungs into pigs
Scientists just created bioengineered lungs and transplanted them into adult pigs, which has experts hopeful for human applications.
Germs are gaining resistance to hospital hand gels, study says
Germs are gaining resistance to hospital hand gels, study says
The prevalence of hospital hand gels is increasing germ resistance to them, according to a new study.
Naked mole-rats shatter conventions of reproduction and aging
Naked mole-rats shatter conventions of reproduction and aging
Researchers have uncovered the unique genetic mechanisms behind naked mole-rat reproduction and their connection to lifespan.
Study examines how jumping genes cause disease and drive evolution
Study examines how jumping genes cause disease and drive evolution
A new study examines jumping genes and their connection to evolution and disease.
Scientists track neural circuits of ageless hydras
Scientists track neural circuits of ageless hydras
A team of researchers is tracking the nervous system of the unique ageless hydras.
Single molecule deficiency could mean severe and treatment-resistant depression
Single molecule deficiency could mean severe and treatment-resistant depression
Scientists have discovered the connection between a common nutritional supplement and depression.
Report: Instagram used in election meddling
Report: Instagram used in election meddling
A new report finds election meddling was far more extensive than previously thought.
Stop & Shop voluntarily recalls its frozen broccoli after listeria report
Stop & Shop voluntarily recalls its frozen broccoli after listeria report
The frozen broccoli packages affected include those with UPC 068826700926 and code BEST BY MAR 15 2020.
Researchers sequence bacteria that cause tooth decay
Researchers sequence bacteria that cause tooth decay
Bioengineering researchers have sequenced the complete genomes of three strains of S. sobrinus.
CRISPR DNA repair is still a mystery
CRISPR DNA repair is still a mystery
A recent study revealed new information on CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing and reminds scientists that there is still much to learn about the process.
Cooking oil coating prevents bacteria growth on food processing equipment
Cooking oil coating prevents bacteria growth on food processing equipment
Researchers used a thin layer of cooking oil to prevent bacterial growth on machines used to create mass-produced foods.
Fathers pass on more than genetics in sperm
Fathers pass on more than genetics in sperm
Research reveals sperm change their cargo as they travel through the reproductive tract.