China plans to build a scientific research station on the moon in "about 10 years," according to the state news agency Xinhua. The China National Space Administration (CSNA) intends to build the ...
An image of the Andromeda Galaxy captured with the Hyper-Suprime-Cam. A recent snapshot of Andromeda found only one signal that could have come from a medium-sized primordial black hole, or one that ...
A scanning electron microscope image of resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, with false color added. Credit: Centers for Disease Control Bacteria are microscopic, single-celled organisms that ...
How will the universe end? "Not with a bang but with a whimper," wrote the American poet T.S. Eliot regarding the end of the world. But if you want a more definite response, you'll find that ...
An ancient crab that lived during the dinosaur age was so strange, paleontologists are calling it the platypus of the crab world. This newly discovered critter — named Callichimaera perplexa, which ...
This visualization of Earth's core shows how turbulent waves (shown in red and blue) twist up the planet's magnetic field lines (orange) into pockets of intense activity. This mysterious phenomenon is ...
Scientists might have just recorded the first-ever "marsquake" on the Red Planet. Last December, NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) ...
At the beginning of the Quaternary period, glaciers crept down from Greenland to coveThis photo shows a glacier in North Greenland. Credit: Nicolaj Larsen/Shutterstock Greenland's ice sheet is melting ...
Sometimes, the only thing holding our sanity together on a stressful day is a string of fatty and sugary snacks, aka comfort food. But a new study, conducted in mice, provides more evidence that ...
A common food additive could alter metabolism in ways that could increase the risk of diabetes, a preliminary study suggests. The study, which involved research in humans and mice, investigated a food ...
Scientists aboard a single sailboat have identified nearly 200,000 marine virus species, increasing the number of known marine viruses from the 15,000 documented in previous surveys. The new survey ...
In case you didn't realize it, photons are tiny little bits of light. In fact, they're the smallest bit of light possible. When you turn on a lamp, gigantic numbers of photons spring from that bulb ...