Large amounts of the plastic debris littering the ocean's surface seems to be disappearing. But scientists are at a loss to explain where it's going.
Astronomers looking for exoplanets that support life have eagerly anticipated improved analyses of their atmospheres. But observations of Saturn's moon Titan suggest haze and dust could pose a problem.
New research finds that ant colonies are downright brilliant when it comes to finding efficient routes between their nest and a food source.
As permafrost thaws, it changes the composition of vegetation in the Arctic. This could accelerate global warming, say scientists
Scientists are plumbing the depths of deep-sea diving, and have found a translucent hadal snailfish at 4.3 miles deep. How deep can fish go, and why are deep-sea divers so smelly?
Scientists have revived a 30,000-year-old giant virus found in Siberia, which they say affects amoebas and poses no threat to humans or animals.
Why does Venus look bigger than Jupiter? Why is it easier to read black text on a white page than white text on a black page? It all depends on our neurons, say scientists.
An analysis of a 375-million-year-old fish suggests that our ancestors evolved structures for hind legs prior to moving to land, say scientists.
A study of 50,000-year-old Neanderthal bones indicates that members of the ancient human species buried their dead, suggesting that they were capable of complex thought.
Nap time can make or break a young child's – and a family's – afternoon. Now a new study suggests that nap time plays a crucial role in preschool development, learning, and memory formation.