Representatives from the first generation of stars might be hiding in our cosmic backyard, masked by interstellar pollution.
Increased volcanic eruptions coincided much more closely with an asteroid impact and the extinction of the dinosaurs than previously believed, a new study suggests.
Coffee is earning a reputation as a health tonic, reducing risk for a long list of ailments and even lowering death rates.
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A host of agricultural spirits are immortalized on several craters and mountains on the dwarf planet Ceres.
In a special report, Science News features 10 early-career scientists on their way to more widespread acclaim.
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Asthma risk may be set early in life, but mice data suggest that the risk could altered by friendly gut bacteria.
Lab-made “protocells” mimic the division process of early cells, and may help researchers understand cellular evolution.
Artificial lighting is driving wild tammar wallabies to breed out of sync with peak season for food
Cyanoform, a chemical sought for more than a century and written into textbooks, is one of the strongest organic acids.