The "Clovis First" hypothesis for human settlement of North and South America has just been debunked. Where do we go from here?
The rock, found in the Sahara, likely comes from a long-lost baby protoplanet.
We've fooled ourselves before with galaxies that look just like this one. The evidence we have simply isn't strong enough.
The scientists are headed "straight to the FDA" to begin human trials.
Anesthesia causes animals and humans to lose consciousness. A study found it has a similar effect on Venus flytraps.
There are billions of potentially inhabited planets in the Milky Way alone. Here's how NASA will at last discover and measure them.
The unconventional method could help astronomers better track meteorites that fall during the daytime.
Can Detroit get its comeback right?
Awe is a powerful force, a fact that is both exciting and terrifying.
With its very first deep-field view of the Universe now released, the James Webb Space Telescope has shown us our cosmos as never before.
In theory, history is the sum of everything that ever happened; in practice, it’s a story we tell ourselves to make sense of and justify our actions in the present.
Knowing that technology would advance in the future, NASA put some moon rock samples into storage without opening them. Now, they have.
Dating of volcanic ash suggests the remains are at least 230,000 years old.
Symbolic gestures often speak to our psyche in ways no rational action could ever speak to our intellect.
On Earth, carbon can form millions of compounds, while silicon is largely stuck inside rocks. But elsewhere, silicon could form the basis of life.
An out-of-this-world idea could help reduce some of the risk of solar geoengineering.
The surface of asteroid Bennu is more like a plastic ball pit than the Moon.
Temporal lobe epilepsy seems to rewire a part of the brain that's key to storing memories.
The findings include signs of flash flooding that carried huge boulders downstream into the lakebed.
Fragments of energy – not waves or particles – may be the fundamental building blocks of the universe
New mathematics have shown that lines of energy can be used to describe the universe.
“I thought, why not direct these high-power beams, instead of into fusion plasma, down into rock and vaporize the hole?”
Popular media often frame scientists as having a cold, sterile view of the world. That couldn’t be further from the truth.
For centuries, men prevented women from writing music. These classical composers broke with social norms and made their mark on history.
Fossils of Australopithecus in a South African cave are one million years older than previously thought. This challenges the consensus that humans first evolved in East Africa.
Bite into a miracle berry and you'll perceive intense sweetness — but only after you eat something acidic, too.
On December 19 1972, astronauts Eugene Cernan, Harrison Schmitt and Ronald Evans splashed down safely in the Pacific Ocean, ending the Apollo 17 lunar mission. They were the last people to travel […]
Mammals have a history stretching back 325 million years. To study that ancient history is to know our own origins.
"Lac-Phe" grants obese mice the benefits of exercise — without exercising. But don't expect an "exercise pill."