The study identified superhabitable planets outside of our solar system.
An effect called the "urban heat island" means that temperatures are often 10 degrees higher in cities, according to NASA.
The 557-million-year-old specimen challenges the theory that animal body plans were laid out in the Cambrian explosion.
Even with only 12.5 hours of exposure time, James Webb's first deep-field image taught us lessons we've never realized before.
Researchers say that moral self-licensing occurs "because good deeds make people feel secure in their moral self-regard."
The study suggests scientists are underestimating the number of animal species that could generate the next novel coronavirus.
Life finds a way — particularly if it has a moon.
Psychologists W. Keith Campbell, (Ph.D.) and Carolyn Crist explain why narcissists rise to power and how to make sure your support is going to someone making effective, positive change.
One of the best-known allegorical depictions of love has a rather pessimistic male twin.
The key problem with the dark matter hypothesis is that nobody knows what form dark matter might take.
The most feared sexually transmitted disease (STD) of the last half-millennium was usually named after foreigners, often the French.
There were at least eight other human species, some of whom existed for far longer than we have. Who were they?
The U.S., China, and Russia are in a "vaccine race" that treats a global challenge like a winner-take-all game.
There are two fundamentally different ways of measuring the Universe's expansion. They disagree. "Early dark energy" might save us.
Paintings played an important role in these ancient civilizations. Unfortunately, pigment is not nearly as durable as marble.
Dark matter must gravitate, so why couldn’t the graviton solve it? One of the most puzzling observations about the Universe is that there isn’t enough matter — at least, matter that we know […]
Whether you write it 6/28 or 28/6, it’s perfection either way. Perfection might be a wonderful thing to strive for in life, but achieving it is very rare. In the realm […]
In determining what qualifies as solid science, controversy is inevitable.
Mass determines a star’s fate… except when it doesn’t. Supernova events are common, visually spectacular astronomical cataclysms. In 1987, a supernova just ~168,000 light-years away was observed in the Large Magellanic […]
How do you get usable phosphorus into a system? A new study suggests lightning can do the trick.
The risk of dying basically flattens after age 110.