News in Brief
Dye-free imaging technique zooms in below 10-nanometer threshold, allowing new cellular views.
Microbes trapped in crystals in Mexico's Naica mine may represent some of the most distinct life-forms found in Earth so far.
The 1987 explosion of a star near the Milky Way 30 years ago set off years of fascinating findings.
NASA is working on a possible lander mission in which the main science goal would be to search for signs of life on Jupiter’s moon Europa.
NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has detected organic matter — the building blocks of life — on the dwarf planet Ceres, a new study suggests.
50 Years Ago
Early versions of computer speech recognition relied on word sounds. Now, they add pattern recognition and a lot of statistics.
Bariatric surgery outperforms other weight-loss measures in the longest-term study yet of diabetes outcomes.
A panel of experts says clinical gene editing to correct and prevent human disease should move forward, but enhancements should not be allowed.
A new fossil shows that a prehistoric reptile may have given birth to live young, unlike its egg-laying descendants, birds and crocodiles.
Aircraft analysis of tree chemicals reveals new biodiversity in the Peruvian rainforest.
Early observations of exploding star could indicate that stars become unstable as they near death.
The Name Game
Bizarre rubble-dwelling crab named after critter collector and Harry Potter characters.
Low-oxygen conditions can fundamentally disrupt seafloor ecosystems and increase carbon burial, new research shows.
Mice treated with a blend of antibodies survived even when treated days after exposure to ricin.
Juvenile African penguins are being trapped in barren habitats, led astray by biological cues that are no longer reliable because of human activity.