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Giving robots instructions via brain waves and hand gestures could help the machines operate more safely and efficiently.
After almost 40 years, scientists have discovered that Jupiter has lightning that is similar to lightning on Earth — it just happens in a different place.
Consumer genetic tests may not tell customers that much about themselves. Science News delves into these tests in a multipart series.
Researchers are using smartphones to tap into the ups and downs of suicidal thinking that occur over hours and days, hoping to help prevent suicides.
DNA testing has become a new way for millions of Americans to expand their family trees and learn something about themselves, but results vary widely.
A century after she published a groundbreaking mathematical theory, Emmy Noether gets her due.
Venus’ thick atmosphere can push on mountains on the surface, changing its rotation period by a few minutes every day.
Scientists aren’t sure what’s killing the oldest African baobabs, nine of which have lost big chunks or died in the last 13 years.
Scientists made a map of the magnetic field within the Pillars of Creation, a star-forming area depicted in an iconic Hubble Space Telescope image.
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Despite an unverified discovery in 1968, spacetime ripples remained elusive for nearly 50 years.
About 40 percent of high school students are having sex, the lowest amount in the last three decades.
The seafloor cables that ferry internet traffic across oceans may soon find another use: detecting underwater earthquakes.
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A new technique pinpointed three planets forming around a young star about 330 light-years from Earth.
Trapped in amber, 99-million-year-old frog fossils reveal the amphibians lived in a wet, tropical climate.
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Opportunity is hunkered down in a deep sleep on Mars to ride out what’s looking to be a long dark dust storm.
Scientists eavesdropped while narwhals clicked and buzzed. The work could help pinpoint how the whales may react to more human noise in the Arctic.
Antarctica’s rate of ice loss has sped up since 1992 — mostly in the last five years, raising global sea level by almost 8 millimeters on average.
Sunlight created oxygen-rich oil by-products that are still hanging around eight years after the Deepwater Horizon spill.