A photographer working in a remote area in Tanzania has captured images of a mysterious lake that somehow lacks the capacity to suddenly transform animals into statues.
Researchers report that a water droplet acquires a charge when it 'jumps' from a water-repellant surface, a find that could make power plants more efficient.
Exposure to pollution from diesel exhaust fumes can disrupt honeybees' ability to recognize the smells of flowers.
For decades, no one knew who or what made such strange patterns on the sea floor.
Volcanoes previously have been spotted on Mars, which is known to have been volcanically active billions of years ago.
Rock ants budget their resources toward finding a housing upgrade depending on how good or bad their current housing is.
Ann Makosinski has graduated from creating cameras with household scraps to inventing an award-winning light source that turns on with only the warmth of your hand.
The secret to the rodent's long life could be in its highly unusual ribosomes, according to a new paper published in PNAS.
In the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq, archaeologists have discovered an ancient city.
Gelatinous plankton shutdown the Oskarshamn nuclear plant.
In the big bang's microwave afterglow is an odd light polarization pattern from when the universe was one millionth of a trillion trillionths of a second old. Scientists hope it illuminates a faster-than-light expansion.
The government shutdown includes 97 percent of NASA employees. If anyone is out there, don't count on NASA to answer the next alien tweet.
Portable X-rays could result from a new particle accelerator chip that uses cheaper laser technology and less material to work.
A volcano in Indonesia, Mt. Samalas, is now the leading suspect for an eruption that pumped more sulfur into the stratosphere than any in the past 7,000 years. Here's how scientists figured it out.
The launch of the new-and-improved Falcon 9, which put a Canadian satellite into orbit, marked the company's first launch from the West Coast.
Black holes might emit distinct gravitational waves, contradicting an earlier model of the massive celestial objects.
A polymer shaped like wagon-wheel pasta can emit light in all directions, significantly reducing the amount of light wasted in LEDs, the authors of a new paper say.
The space agency would have to cease most of its operations and furlough about 98 percent of its workforce, officials say.
Two private American companies – SpaceX and Orbital Sciences – are now responsible for restocking the International Space Station.
Killer hornets: A series of deadly attacks by the Asian giant hornet in China has prompted officials to warn citizens away from forests and fields.
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