Plankton can adapt to the primary cause of ocean acidification -- rising carbon dioxide in water -- but the organisms eventually lose their form of a skeleton. As a result, the plankton cannot fend off predators or competitors, and on…
By Nsikan Akpan
Goats, like dogs, stare at humans when in need, according to a new study.
By Lora Strum and Julia Griffin
On Independence Day, NASA’s Juno spacecraft will arrive at Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system, and beam photos and other data 1.8 billion miles back to Earth. After traveling five years and 1,740 million miles at more than…
By Jenny Marder
This Science Bedtime Story tells the incredible - and briefly, terrifying - story of the intrepid spacecraft that flew to Pluto and of Alice Bowman, a little girl who loved space and grew up to become one of the mission's…
By Nsikan Akpan
The Hubble telescope, the talisman space observatory, has captured fresh images of Jupiter’s auroras as Juno spacecraft makes its final approach to the planet.
A pair of 99 million-year-old fossils reveal Cretaceous baby birds with finger claws and adultlike feathers.
A decades-long scientific debate is finally resolved, thanks to a scaleless mutant lizard.
A weird chemical phenomenon called chirality, which is critical for life, has been observed in space for the first time.
By Nsikan Akpan and Matt Ehrichs
Smells are normally invisible, but this lab in Colorado uses lasers to bring odors to life. The research is part of a nationwide project to build a robot that can smell.
Astronomers find a supermassive black hole that stifles star formation by causing galactic warming.
Support Provided By: Learn more