Odysseus has exceeded engineers’ expectations during its odyssey on the moon. NASA confirmed that the spindly solar-powered robotic lander, built and operated by the Houston-based private U.S. company ...
A genetic parasite may have robbed humans and other apes of their tails. “It was like lightning struck once,” says Jef Boeke, a geneticist at New York University Langone Health, and ape behinds ...
A “spark bird” is the species that inspires someone to start bird-watching. For Trish O’Kane, that bird was the northern cardinal. The backyard regular caught her eye while she was living ...
Apart from the northward advance of killer bees in the 1980s, nothing has struck as much fear into the hearts of headline writers as the ascent of artificial intelligence. Ever since the computer Deep ...
After big contributions in accelerator physics, Sekazi Mtingwa has been focused on opening science for everyone.
A lab-made protein protected mice from lethal doses of paralyzing toxins found in a variety of snakes, a new study reports.
Odysseus, the first spacecraft to land on the moon since NASA’s Apollo 17, ended up tipped on its side but it appears to be operating OK.
Signs of highly ionized atoms in dusty clouds at SN 1987A’s explosion site suggest a powerful source of X-rays — likely a neutron star — lurks within.
Recent studies suggest a causal link between teen social media use and reduced well-being. Now, some researchers are looking into possible mechanisms.
The first fusion experiment to produce an energy excess required meticulous planning and also revealed a long-predicted heating phenomenon.
Traits that help trees live for hundreds of years also foster forest life, one reason why old growth forest conservation is crucial.
In the mountains of southern Spain, one type of thistle plant seems to have built-in air conditioning. “Those are substantial coolings relative to the air next to it,” says Christopher Still, an ...