This map of Hutterite colonies in North America says something about religion and evolution — and more precisely, speciation.
On Nov. 15, 2021, U.S. officials announced that they had detected a dangerous new debris field in orbit near Earth. Later in the day, it was confirmed that Russia had […]
Great genius is not born of lightning bolt-like moments of inspiration. In reality, perseverance plays the biggest role.
For the very first time, an AR contact lens was worn on the eye of a human subject. And it has about 30 times the pixel density of an iPhone.
A decade ago, scientists weren’t able to confidently connect any individual weather event to climate change, even though the warming trends were clear.
Particle physics needs a new collider to supersede the Large Hadron Collider. Muons, not electrons or protons, might hold the key.
The Universe has asymmetries, but that's a good thing. Imperfections are essential for the existence of stars and even life itself.
There are billions of potentially inhabited planets in the Milky Way alone. Here's how NASA will at last discover and measure them.
Research shows that sparrows and other animals use plants to heal themselves.
Fittingly, the skull was found in the Rising Star cave of South Africa, itself located at a site known to UNESCO as the Cradle of Mankind.
Genetic analysis reveals that a specimen collected in 2019 is the same subspecies as one caught more than a century earlier.
U.S. nuclear power plants are built to survive external attacks. Even missiles or a commercial aircraft strike would not cause a meltdown or radiation leak.
Groundbreaking neurological research on songbirds provides insight on human learned behavior and speech.
Inspired by the group behaviors of simple animals, a team of roboticists has developed a new way for swarm robots to maneuver on land.
Engineers borrowed the maple tree's "helicopter" to design tiny, flying microchips, which perform various tasks while in whirling free fall.
When it comes to vetting people for friendship, body odor seems to be a decisive factor.
More than 20% Americans live in a state with access to a medically assisted death.
Archaeologists discover a cave painting of a wild pig that is now the world's oldest dated work of representational art.
Watch as the small mirror joins millions of other pieces of space junk currently orbiting the planet.
A 19th-century surveying mistake kept lumberjacks away from what is now Minnesota's largest patch of old-growth trees.
Dr. Tyson explains where we might find aliens, why "dark matter" is a misleading term, and why you can blame physics for your favorite team's loss.
Fermilab's TeVatron just released the best mass measurement of the W-boson, ever. Here's what doesn't add up.
Researchers design microdevices that can gradually deliver medicine by latching on to intestines.
Both made monumental contributions that were far ahead of their time. It’s hard to believe, but the idea that the Universe was dominated not by normal matter but rather by dark […]