Invisibility cloaks like those seen in science fiction and fantasy stories are closer to (not) being seen in the real world. How do the latest generation of these devices work?
Material Science July 17, 2016
Video has surfaced showing a bright object passing by the International Space Station (ISS) on July 9. Now, NASA officials explain why they suddenly cut the video feed.
Space July 17, 2016
Ducklings are capable of abstract thought, including the ability to tell similar from dissimilar objects. How are they capable of carrying out this task, once thought to only be carried out by higher animals?
Animals July 15, 2016
A new image of the Orion Nebula reveals evidence of planet-sized bodies as well as a plethora of small brown dwarfs. What does this photograph tell astronomers about the universe?
Space July 15, 2016
Like T. rex, Gualicho Shinyae had short arms that seem to be useless — or are they? What does this discovery teach us about this distinctive body feature?
Animals July 14, 2016
Coral has been examined under a microscope in the wild for the first time. What did researchers find when they looked at coral polyps up close?
Earth/Environment July 13, 2016
Alien life may be more likely than once believed on the surface of Titan, researchers discover. What other evidence do we have for extraterrestrial life on the surface of the largest moon of Saturn?
Space July 12, 2016
Large areas of kelp forest in the waters of Australia are fading away following a heatwave in 2011. How serious is the damage?
Earth/Environment July 8, 2016
The Very Large Telescope in Chile was used to discover a new exoplanet four times larger than Jupiter. What is so unusual about this massive world?
Space July 8, 2016
The Hubble Space Telescope has photographed the Crab Nebula like never before. What can astronomers learn from this new composite image?
Space July 7, 2016
The Hitomi spacecraft met its demise just a month after launch. Now, astronomers find surprising results from the data collected by the observatory just before it spun out of control.
Space July 6, 2016
A facial tumor found in the skull of a dinosaur fossil is the first of its kind ever discovered. What do we know about this ancient animal?
Animals July 5, 2016
Phobos and Deimos are the only major natural satellites orbiting Mars today, but computer simulations suggest they were once accompanied by a third, massive companion. What do we know about this ancient Martian moon?
Space July 5, 2016
Carregal do Sal was an advanced astronomical tool for a Stone Age monument. How does it stack up to others, such as Stonehenge and the Pyramids of Giza?
Ancient July 3, 2016
Pavlof Volcano in Alaska is showing signs it could erupt soon. How real is the danger to surrounding communities?
Earth/Environment July 2, 2016
The White Shark Cafe is an area of the Pacific Ocean where sharks make tremendous dives for unknown reasons. Biologists have a plan to find out why — a shark cam.
Animals July 2, 2016
Sand dunes on Mars have three types of ripples, while those on dry land here on Earth show just two. What can this tell us about the geological past of the Red Planet?
Space July 1, 2016
Jupiter has been visited by spacecraft six times prior to the upcoming arrival of Juno on July 4. What did these missions teach us about the largest planet in the solar system?
Space June 30, 2016
Ceres contains strange bright spots that astronomers thought they had explained. New analysis of data from the Dawn spacecraft suggests the answer may not be so simple.
Space June 30, 2016
Climate change is seriously affecting populations of Adelie penguins in Antarctica. How much of a danger does global climate change present to these animals?
Earth/Environment June 30, 2016