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Kepler 452b: NASA first announced the discovery of Kepler 452b, the most Earth-like planet discovered to date, on Thursday. But scientists believe there could be many more planets similar to Earth out there.
Researchers have concluded that a fungus helps promote the growth of a beautiful and mysterious ice formation.
Spotted by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, the newly discovered frozen peaks are estimated to be from a half to one mile high, about the same height as the United States’ Appalachian Mountains.
Two studies published on Tuesday offer differing explanations.
A new study shows that the balance of plankton species will dramatically change as our seawaters grow more acidic.
The discovery that our galaxy holds billions of inhabitable planets has lent new vigor to an old question: Is there life on other planets?
Arctic sea ice volume increased a surprising amount during the cool summer of 2013, but researchers say if overall temperatures continue rising, ice will melt in the long run.
Photographs capturing all of the Earth in a single frame are actually quite rare; many you've seen are composites assembled from multiple shots. But the DSCOVR satellite is set to change that.
A Russian billionaire is dedicating $100 million to the search for extraterrestrial life, injecting much-needed funding into efforts to answer one of science's biggest questions.
Scientists have used NASA satellite data to determine why clouds are more reflective in the Southern Ocean than in other regions.
Artifacts on the wreck indicate it might date as far back as the late 1700s – the time of the American Revolution.
New research shows that mosquitoes find targets by following the scent of the air we exhale, then using sight and body heat sensors to close in.
A new study rejects the long-held belief that the state of 'walking hibernation' would help polar bears weather climate change.
Even small debris the size of a paint fleck can cause problems for the International Space Station.
Paleontologists have unearthed a new dinosaur in China that likely could shed light on the evolution of flight.
Researchers from the Swedish Museum of Natural History have discovered the oldest fossilized animal spermatozoa.
The former ninth planet received its first visit by Earthlings with a flyby by the New Horizons spacecraft on Tuesday, the result of nearly a century of research and discovery.
A planet and star closely resembling Jupiter and our sun have been spotted, leading scientists to believe there could also be an Earth-like planet out there.
Geothermal heat under West Antarctica's glaciers is surprisingly high, revealing one more of several heat sources scientists believe to be destabilizing the ice sheet.
Scientists at Harvard University and UC San Diego have created the first robot with a 3D-printed body that transitions from an outer layer that is soft to the touch into a rigid metal core.
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