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Gradual falls and sharp rises in temperature for millions of years have profoundly affected living conditions on the planet and, consequently, our own evolution.
The Pentagon on Monday released three declassified videos that show US navy pilots encountering what appear to be unidentified flying objects.
Emitting an eerie green glow, they look like foliage from a retro computer game, but in fact they are light-emitting plants produced in a laboratory.
The first known comet to visit us from another star system has an unusual make-up, according to new research.
Scientists analyzing data gathered by Kepler, which NASA retired in November 2018, just found a hidden gem: an Earth-size world that may be capable of supporting life as we know it.
Scientists have made a major breakthrough that could help us understand the origin of our universe, they say.
Image by Nasa Hubble
A supernova at least twice as bright and energetic, and likely much more massive than any yet recorded has been identified by an international team of astronomers, led by the University of Birmingham.
Despite more than 100 telescope closures in recent weeks, key asteroid detection efforts remain online. Their task is harder now, and it’s unclear how long they can keep observing.
The fossilised skulls of dinosaur embryos that died within their eggs about 200m years ago, have been digitally reconstructed by scientists, shedding new light on the animals’ development, and how close they were to hatching.
Our universe may not be expanding at the same speed in all directions, according to a new study, challenging one of our basic ideas about the universe.
One year on from publishing the first ever image of a black hole, the team behind that historic breakthrough is back with a new picture.
Ten skeletal remains—four women and six men likely of high social standing—were discovered in the Paliokastro site on Thasos island in Greece. Their bones illuminated their physical activities, traumas, and even a complex form of brain surgery.
Stars far, far away could appear a lot closer when viewed through our telescopes thanks to new research from The Australian National University (ANU).
The Broken Hill 1 (Kabwe) skull became the first historically significant human fossil found in Africa when it was discovered in Zambia in 1921. Almost one hundred years later and the remains of this ancient human are continuing to shed light on how humans evolved, after a new analysis of the fossil has shown it to be much younger than previously thought.
A new study of proteins taken from the tooth of an enigmatic human ancestor reveals their rough place in the family tree—and shows how ancient proteins can push beyond the limits of DNA.
Astronomers obtained the first resolved image of disturbed gaseous clouds in a galaxy 11 billion light-years away by using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA).