Hubble hasn’t found aliens on Europa, but it may have found new evidence that plumes of salt water from the moon’s globe-spanning salty ocean can escape through cracks in its icy shell.
For those suffering from painful kidney stones, there's a really good excuse to visit Disney World. A new study suggests that riding roller coasters can shake kidney stones loose before they become a problem that requires medical attention.
The 2016 Ig Nobel prizes were awarded last night, and the honorees included, as always, the best, brightest and wackiest minds in science.
"Man perishes; his corpse turns to dust; all his relatives pass away. But writings make him remembered in the mouth of the reader.
Ötzi the Iceman is speaking from beyond the grave. It's not a seance that brought his voice — or a rough approximation of it — to life though, but instead a careful reconstruction of his vocal cords.
A new image processing technique has peered into an ancient parchment scroll from Israel, allowing researchers to virtually unwrap the brittle parchment and read the text contained inside for the first time.
A combination of observation and modelling sheds new light on how Lyman-Alpha blobs form and why they shine so brightly.
A new analysis of the tardigrade genome reveals that the microscopic creatures possess genetic adaptations shared with no other creatures on Earth.
Two separate teams of scientists have taken quantum teleportation from the lab into the real world. Researchers working in Calgary, Canada and Hefei, China, used existing fiber optics networks to transmit small units of information across cities via quantum entanglement — Einstein's "spooky action at a distance." Stepping Outside the Lab According to quantum mechanics, some objects, like photons or electrons, can be entangled.
Birds are rapidly building their reputation as a brainy bunch, and the latest credit goes to four pigeons who can visually recognize written words.
It's a tough job, but someone has to do it. Diego, a 100 year-old Galapagos giant tortoise that was one of the last of his species, has played an outsize role helping the population rebound.
In just five decades, an experiment in Russia has accomplished something that took ancient humans thousands of years.
When NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft sent back the first high-resolution images of Pluto and its moon Charon, scientists quickly realized the outer solar system was more active than they’d previously thought.
In English we say "nose", the French say "nez" and Germans pronounce it "nase." The words that different cultures use to describe the same objects or concepts might be more similar than we realize.
Our moon has a violent past that just got a little more fearsome. Planetary formation is not for the weak of heart.
If it has wheels, there’s a good chance someone, somewhere is going figuring out how to make it roll on its own.
When an earthquake occurs, it represents the release of years, sometimes decades or centuries, of pent-up stress.
With one Facebook post, Japanese psychology professor Akiyoshi Kitaoka has sent the internet into fits.
Blue Origin on Monday announced it's adding a bigger, badder addition to its future stable of reusable rocket boosters.
You still can’t judge a book by its cover, but it’s possible to read one without ever opening it. That certainly adds a new wrinkle to an age-old idiom.