Inbreeding in Thoroughbreds has increased significantly in the past 45 years, with the greatest rise occurring in the past 15 or so of them.
Whiskeys claimed to be from the 19th century are revealed to be made with much more recently grown barley, thanks to the unique isotopic fingerprint of the nuclear-testing era.
By comparing how DNA gets altered over the lifetimes of people and dogs, researchers came up with a new way to compare canine years with human years.
The white bellbird of the Amazon may be the loudest bird in the world.
A study done in South America found that with increasing population density, humans had more diversity of fungi on the skin but less microbial diversity in the gut.
Ground-penetrating radar can detect tiny density differences that lead to images of ancient footprints impossible to discern by eye.
Microplastic particles are everywhere, but in freshwater systems, 60 percent of particles are clothing lint from laundry.
And the winner is … a tale about a parallel universe-hopping psychopath
The Quantum Shorts film festival wants to know, and the deadline for submissions is coming up on December 1
They want you to be excited, too, so they produce their own music videos—the latest inspired by Flo Rida’s "My House"
Three 14-year-olds from Columbus, Ohio won this year's Scientific American Innovators award at the 2016 Google Science Fair in California on September 27, 2016
What Jupiter’s spot is not, is tranquil. New infrared images taken by Boston University scientists on a NASA telescope in Hawaii show that whereas Jupiter’s north and south poles are heated by strong magnetic fields, its large, stormy red spot generates its own heat by a different mechanism...
For the first time since 1939, the New York Botanical Garden has coaxed a corpse flower to open its massive bloom and flood the greenhouse with the stench of sewers and rotting meat.
Juno team member William Kurth offers an exclusive tour of the instruments the spacecraft will use to study Jupiter's intense magnetic waves. Produced with support from Explore Scientific...
In this exclusive interview the project manager of one of Juno's instruments explains how the spacecraft will slow down prior to its insertion into Jupiter's orbit.
If you're a moth, better check twice to be sure that's really the sky you're looking at
Juno, NASA’s new mission to Jupiter, reaches the giant planet on July 4, 2016. Among its many firsts, Juno will peer deeper than ever before beneath the Jovian clouds and will deliver the first interplanetary LEGO kit...
A new atlas of light pollution shows that most people never see a truly dark sky at night. You can read more about it here.
You'll never think about those warm summer evenings the same way again
Ian Agol is a University of California mathematician who was awarded the 2016 Breakthrough Prize for his work on 3-D topology. He shares a special joke about how topologists view breakfast...