Better simulating the dense parts of the universe could improve scientists’ view of how the universe evolves.
Tests answer some questions about the emerald ash borer’s hidden taste for olive and fringe trees.
Ancient steppe herders traveled into Europe and Asia, leaving their molecular mark and building Bronze Age cultures.
Swirls of sand, sea salt and smoke make atmospheric currents visible in a new NASA visualization.
"Beneath Our Feet" puts maps on display to show how people have envisioned and explored Earth’s subsurface.
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Caterpillars that feast on plastic have different gut microbes than those that eat a grain-based diet.
Diseased corals fluoresce less than healthy corals, and a new analysis technique can help spot the reduced glow.
Self-limiting genetic tools already in development may be able to get around concerns surrounding the use of gene drives.
An examination of 54 human brains suggests that adults don’t grow new neurons in the hippocampus, contrary to several widely accepted studies.
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After a traumatic experience, rat brains release inflammatory signals that come from astrocytes, suggesting a new role for the brain’s “helper” cells.
Pluto may be the only place in the solar system whose atmosphere is kept cool by solid hazes, not warmed by gas.
The most ancient spiral galaxy seen to date is 11 billion years old and could help reveal how galaxies sprout arms.
New hypertension guidelines broaden the range of those considered to have high blood pressure and emphasize lifestyle changes to combat the condition.
New genomic sequencing confirms that stick insects discovered near Lord Howe Island are the assumed-extinct Lord Howe stick insect.