Betelgeuse's weird recent dimming was caused by starspots that temporarily covered at least half of the red supergiant's surface, a new study suggests.
Scientists may finally understand the mysterious transition behind a century-old chemistry experiment involving metals.
A striking red-and-white pattern on a newly-described spider's back resembles the grin worn by iconic Batman villain, the Joker.
Experts have said that a slight spike in radioactivity above northern Europe likely originated in Russia, but Russian nuclear plants in the area deny any abnormalities.
A strange balloon-shaped 'UFO' appeared and disappeared over the city of Sendai, Japan on Wednesday (June 17).
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Scientists just created a pattern that, according to researchers, is impossible to duplicate or forge, a feat that could quash counterfeiters.