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New books about Apollo 11 and the mission to the moon offer something for everyone, from astronomy lovers to fans of graphic novels and self-improvement buffs.
Whether the moon was a timekeeper for early humans, as first argued during the Apollo missions, is still up for debate.
Newfound nerve cells in praying mantises help detect different views that each of the insects’ eyes sees, a mismatch that creates depth perception.
The moon’s light influences lion prey behavior, dung beetle navigation, fish growth, mass migrations and birdsong.
After back-to-back quakes, scientists are scrambling to figure out which faults ruptured and what it means for future California quake activity.
A new artificial intelligence called Pluribus is a real card shark at six-player no-limit Texas Hold’em.
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Mother-calf whale pairs call to each other quietly to stay in touch while avoiding attracting the attention of predators, a study suggests.
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A 99-million-year-old fossil holds a bird with an oddly long toe, which might have helped the critter hook hard-to-reach dinners.
In its second sampling attempt, Hayabusa2 became the first spacecraft to try to pick up some of an asteroid’s guts.
Sleeping zebrafish have brain and body activity similar to snoozing mammals, suggesting that sleep evolved at least 450 million years ago.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, here’s a collection of images that show how the moon has been visualized over the ages.
If giant planets in other star systems lose their moons, the freed objects could become “ploonets,” and current telescopes may be able to find them.
Scientists are racing to learn what’s behind a disease that’s “annihilating” whole coral species in hopes of stopping it.
Nutrient-rich water from the Amazon River may be helping massive seaweed mats to flourish each summer in the Atlantic Ocean.