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Known to many as "G2," the unidentified object making a loop around the monster black hole at the center of our galaxy could be a cloud of gas, or it could be a star, depending on who you ask.
An American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut launched into space Friday to attempt something their two countries have never done together before: a one-year mission on the International Space Station that could help one day send humans to Mars.
Investigators may never know exactly why Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz carried out what is believed to have been a deliberate plane crash in the French Alps on Tuesday, but mental health experts say that any mental illness that Lubitz may have had i
With camera traps, stunning photos catch wildlife off guard.
From focused proton beams to the positioning of patients, new approaches to radiation therapy are transforming cancer care.
A system that records the sounds of every breath and snore you utter while sleeping may offer an alternative to clinical sleep-tracking technology, new research suggests.
Investigators confirmed that a 55-gallon metal drum of nuclear waste burst open in New Mexico after it was packed with the wrong kind of cat litter.
Yawunik kootenayi, a new Cambrian predator with a wicked set of arms under its four-eyed face, reveals that early arthropods were experimentalists.
A Burgess Shale arthropod Yawunik kootenayi fossil was found in Marble Canyon in Kootenay National Park in Canada. This animation of its movement was derived from the fossil’s structure.
A group of leading biologists earlier this month called for a halt to the use of a powerful new gene editing technique on humans.
An extinct marine predator called Yawunik kootenayi is the first new species reported from the stunning Marble Canyon fossil site in British Columbia’s Kootenay National Park. Here are images of the amazing creature.
If antibiotic resistance develops in one bacterial species in an environment, there’s a good chance other bacteria can pick up that resistance as well and this is a problem for humans.
In West Antarctica, some ice shelves could melt away within a century.
Physicists have entangled a record number of atoms in a way that their behaviors would stay connected even if they were at opposite ends of the universe. The finding could lead to ever more precise atomic clocks, the researchers say.
It turns that the two most invasive termite species can interbreed. Coptotermes formosanus and Coptotermes gestroi have invaded Florida and the damage to structures in their way could be substantial.
The excavation of a roughly 500-year-old latrine in Jerusalem has uncovered thousands of eggs from human parasites, including some that may have come from Northern Europe, a new study finds.
When nature called, some people living in Jerusalem about 500 years ago used a stone-walled latrine in the Christian quarter. Now, nearly 500 years later, an analysis of the stools they left behind has revealed thousands of human parasites.
An extensive investigation into an 18,700-year-old human grave in northern Spain is revealing insights about this unique woman and her culture.
A watched pot may never boil, but a watched pot coated in these super-sponge nanostructures might.
Using a scaffolding built from tobacco viruses, engineers have created a super-efficient nanoscale sponge.