A tropical storm barreling toward the northern Philippines has intensified into a typhoon with destructive winds and flooding rains threatening farmlands and populated areas, including the capital Manila.
Scientists have found a star system that shows signatures of a water-rich past. It could be the first time scientists have linked water outside the solar system to a rocky (potentially inhabitable) body.
New research suggests that plastic is not just an oceanic problem – scientists found that sediments from Italy's alpine Lake Garda had about the same levels of microplastics as those found in saltwater beaches.
The Nobel Prize was awarded to three scientists who developed computer simulations that model complex chemical reactions, a feat that helped improve pharmaceutical research and build more efficient industrial products.