The first high-resolution images of Bennu confirm that the asteroid looks very similar to the asteroid Ryugu.
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On January 1, the New Horizons spacecraft will fly by Ultima Thule, the first small Kuiper Belt object ever to get a close visitor.
Earth’s largest known impact crater measures 160 kilometers in diameter. The newest, yet to be confirmed, stretches a still-whopping 31 kilometers.
2018 was a year all about impact — on the planet, on solving crimes, on mosquito populations, on reversing paralysis, and more.
A new machine that levitates objects using sound waves can manipulate several particles at once.
Growing mini tumors in a lab dish, researchers can screen compounds to find promising combinations for treating rare cancers.
Without the northern bettong, the variety of Australia’s truffle-producing fungi could take a hit, a new study finds.
A new method tracks harbor porpoises’ breathing to collect rare information on the energy needs of the marine mammals.
The first wave of data from the PsychENCODE project holds new clues to how and when psychiatric diseases such as schizophrenia emerge.
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Amyloid-beta found in vials of growth hormone can move from brain to brain, a mouse study shows.
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Nine-banded armadillos have identical quadruplets. But the youngsters aren’t identical enough, and scientists 50 years ago could not figure out why.
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NASA’s Parker Solar Probe survived its first encounter with the sun and is sending data back to Earth.
Infants born dependent on opioids had heads that were smaller than babies whose moms didn’t use the drugs during pregnancy.
Long-awaited analyses of the Little Foot skeleton have researchers disagreeing over resurrecting a defunct species name.
There are more coral species lurking in the deep ocean that previously thought. That could be good news for their shallow water counterparts.
A new device that harnesses sunlight to produce pure vapor from seawater could last longer and produce cleaner water than other technology.
The tally of extreme weather events linked to climate change continues to grow, with new studies outlining links to more than a dozen events in 2017.