Supernovas are thought to be the explosive deaths of stars. So what happens when one is found repeating?
As it departs the inner solar system, scientists are racing to study the object before it fades from view
In recognition of the International Day of the Girl, a new take on E=mc2
The second-closest, properly sunlike star seems to be at least as interesting as the Alpha Centauri stars
Scientists investigate why mountain slopes can slip slowly for years and then suddenly speed up, with potentially fatal effects
Is our nearest neighboring exoplanet, Proxima b, an "Earth next door," or is it a lifeless rock?
Despite a bright moon, stargazers might see celestial fireworks Saturday night
Scientists will look into the heart of Surtsey, an island created 50 years ago by a volcanic eruption
Astrophysical events may have a hard time sterilizing Earth-analogue worlds, based on the example of water bears. But is it this simple?
New Jersey's working class are forgotten as federal government funds fixes for wealthier neighbors
When tiny particles of space debris slam into satellites, the collision could cause the emission of hardware-frying radiation. Christopher Intagliata reports.
On the deep seafloor, the carcasses of the largest mammals give life to unique ecosystems
Scientists at NASA Jet's Propulsion Laboratory are eyeing other mysterious terrains
Building a 30-foot-tall barrier along the U.S.–Mexico border sounds easy until you consider the shifting geography, environmental impacts and legal challenges standing in the way
Scientists climb to perilous heights to gauge how much carbon dioxide the rainforest is absorbing
Research paints a complex picture of how surgery and anesthesia might harm the brain, particularly for older patients
Researchers found that Neandertal gene variants still affect the way genes are turned off and on in modern humans. Christopher Intagliata reports.
We are in the middle of a technological upheaval that will transform the way society is organized. We must make the right decisions now
Philosophers react to a science journalist’s critique of their calling
Efforts to protect ocean ecosystems present hard choices for a world that depends on the consumption of seafood