Researchers have found an entirely new, extreme type of quasicrystal with an icosahedral -- 20-sided -- symmetry.
By Nsikan Akpan
You may want to pack goggles and sunscreen before you visit HAT-P-7b, based on the first convincing report of weather on an exoplanet.
By PBS NewsHour
The Breakthrough Prizes honor scientific achievements with the largest cash prizes in the field. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with science correspondent Miles O’Brien for more on this year’s winners.
Mathematicians tackle a question that once stumped Charles Darwin: Why do animals have antlers, manes and other ornaments?…
By Leigh Anne Tiffany
European scientists are getting new snapshots of the Red Planet thanks to the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter.
The end of ice on Earth is merely one thing we won’t be able to monitor if NASA stops using satellites to look at our home, author David Biello writes…
By Kristin Hugo
Bone scans of Lucy, our ever popular human ancestor, suggest early hominins may have spent millions of years “monkeying around” in trees.
By Justin Scuiletti
How good are you at being random? Your unpredictability can aid in a worldwide Bell Test experiment Wednesday to test the laws of quantum mechanics.
By Kristin Hugo
It’s official--the coconut crab has the strongest grip of any animal. Researchers in Japan found that a coconut crab’s pinching power corresponds with its size -- and that force was tremendous.
By Julia Griffin
The West Antarctic ice sheet holds enough water to raise the world’s oceans an estimated 10 feet -- and it’s shrinking.
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