By remapping the deepest corners of the universe, scientists now believe there are 10 times as many galaxies in the universe.
Human-made climate change doubled forest fires over the last three decades, a new study says. Here's what people can and can't do to fight these blazes in the future.
By PBS NewsHour
A trio of scientists won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for creating some of the world’s tiniest machines. Their nanorobots use extremely controlled movements to perform tasks that the creators hope will one day be useful in the world of…
Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir Fraser Stoddart and Bernard Feringa split the 2016 Nobel Chemistry Prize for building the world's smallest machines out of chemical molecules.
By Nsikan Akpan
The 2016 Nobel Prize in physics is shared by three scientists -- David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz -- for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter. Here's what that means.
Cell biologist Yoshinori Ohsumi wins the 2016 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for discoveries in autophagy. Wait, what's autophagy?…
The Rosetta spacecraft ended its historic, 12-year cruise through the cosmos on Friday after two years of orbit around Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenk…
Though still in its prototype phase, this coffee-infused foam might clear the worst levels of lead contamination found in places like Flint, Michigan within a few hours.
By Nsikan Akpan
Researchers in Japan sequence the genome of the world's most extreme tardigrade to unlock the secrets of its survival.
By Leigh Anne Tiffany
Indigo dye for clothing is a lot older than the invention of blue jeans -- almost 6,000 years older, to be exact. The scientists behind the discovery say this blue scrap of fabric may rewrite the history of clothing.
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