The analysis of large outcrops and beds with the remains of dinosaurs, marine reptiles and plant life suggests there were connections between Antarctica and South America long before the current Cenozoic era, as it is commonly accepted...
A new measurement of how fast space is expanding disagrees with estimates based on the early universe, potentially pointing toward a break from the standard model of physics
The finding gives researchers insight into dopamine beta-hydroxylase, an enzyme that balances the activity of two key brain-signaling molecules
Melting ice and shifting rain patterns are causing the north and south poles to drift
Skeptic challenges notion that small-brained
Homo naledi deliberately disposed of its dead
An excerpt from Mason Inman’s
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The U.S. Geological Survey seeks genetic clues after the white-nose syndrome fungus kills millions of east coast bats, then turns up near Seattle
High-profile physicists and philosophers gathered to debate whether we are real or virtual—and what it means either way
Mountains thrusting from Red Planet crater floors were probably dug by billion-year breezes
Researchers reach a crucial milestone despite the challenges of working under astronaut-like conditions
Astronomers are homing in on the whereabouts of a hidden giant planet in our solar system, and could discover the unseen beast in roughly a year
New technologies promise to do away with a major source of complications from cardiac resynchronization therapy devices
Author Maia Szalavitz rebrands addiction as a learning disorder, exploring new approaches to tolerance, prevention and treatment
New studies about a deadly bacterium threatening the trees suggest that historic groves can be saved
The largest and only dwarf planet in the solar system’s Asteroid Belt might harbor hidden water where life could evolve
A continuous-flow method to synthesize medicine promises to change how pharmaceuticals are produced and used
Growing concerns about a Zika–autoimmune disease link are casting a shadow over vaccine development
A study in mice shows that the normal process by which the brain prunes excess synapses during development may be hijacked early on in the progression of Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases...
A new study in mice demonstrates that manipulating the microbiome can influence the extent of brain damage caused by a stroke
The space agency has embarked on a long and arduous process to select a new grand space observatory that will meet the needs of astronomers in the mid-2030s
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