Early solar system's chemistry proves to be more complex...

Using advanced computer simulations, an international team of scientists has uncovered new information on...

Elon Musk announces Hyperloop design contest winners

SpaceX has announced the winners of its competition to design pods for its conceptual...

New high-res images of Pluto reveal mysterious, floating hills...

According to new data from the New Horizons mission, nitrogen ice glaciers on Pluto...

These 5 extinct Australian megafauna will make you thankful...

People love to marvel over how everything living thing in Australia can kill you,...

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Earth scores surprisingly low on an index of potential habitability

The Earth is capable of supporting life. We know this because we’re standing on it and breathing at the...

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Did explorers really eat woolly mammoth in 1951? The mystery is solved

In 1951, a now-legendary dinner prepared for the Explorers Club was capped by an extraordinary treat: An actual portion...

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German scientists begin long-awaited nuclear fusion experiment

On Wednesday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel began a nuclear fusion experiment that could lead to cleaner, safer nuclear power. After nine years...