This map shows that the territories discovered by Europeans add up to an area no bigger than Utah.
The separation of conjoined twins is fraught with stomach-churning biomedical and ethical challenges.
Since the time of Galileo, Saturn's rings have remained an unexplained mystery. A new idea may have finally solved the longstanding puzzle.
The James Webb Space Telescope viewed Neptune, our Solar System's final planet, for the first time. Here's what we saw, and what it means.
The answer may lie in the particular way sand forms on Titan.
The largest moon around our last planet didn’t originate with Neptune. When it comes to the moons of our Solar System, there’s only one planet that doesn’t fit in with our […]
We have long thought that Pluto was completely frozen solid, but the discovery of cryovolcanoes challenges that assumption.
Following the advent of human space flight, NASA began naming missions after children of Zeus.
The world's most isolated inhabited island also has some of the world's strangest toponyms.
Multiple lines of evidence — physical, chemical, and biological — must converge for scientists to conclude that alien life has been found.
On Earth, carbon can form millions of compounds, while silicon is largely stuck inside rocks. But elsewhere, silicon could form the basis of life.
We have a morbid curiosity about nautical disaster stories. The Irish "Wreck Viewer" offers a window into centuries of marine misfortune.
The neutrino is the most ghostly, rarely-interacting particle in all the Standard Model. How well can we truly make "beams" out of them?
Searching for dark matter, the XENON collaboration found absolutely nothing out of the ordinary. Here's why that's an extraordinary feat.
In the night sky for March of 2022, only stars and the Moon, not planets, will greet you. The real show, however, arrives just before dawn.
Lake Baikal holds nearly one-fourth of Earth's fresh surface water and is the most scientifically interesting lake on our planet.
With around 5,000 summertime residents, increased tourism, and a warming planet, it is becoming difficult to protect Antarctica from invasion.
From exoplanets to supermassive black holes to the first stars and galaxies, Webb will show us the Universe as we've never seen it before.
Forget about the terawatt lasers we're making on Earth. This natural one is thousands of times more powerful than the Sun.
Many of the furniture giant’s products are named after Swedish locations. Not everyone is happy about that.
I’m not saying it’s not aliens, but it’s not aliens. When it comes to life in the Universe, we still have no definitive answer to the biggest question of all, “are […]
Saturn's Iapetus, discovered way back in 1671, has three bizarre features that science still can't fully explain.
Unless you have a critical mass of heavy elements when your star first forms, planets, including rocky ones, are practically impossible.
Neptune holds records in our Solar System, but the Universe gets even faster. Here on Earth, extreme weather events can cause dramatic wind speed spikes. When hurricanes are at their most […]