The robot uses magnetic induction to heat itself up and transform into a liquid
Humanity faces greater existential threats than it did during the Cold War, according to the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists
Astronomers detected a radio signal from deeper in space than ever before, using a cosmic trick first predicted by Einstein.
It seems that the blueprint for complex brain development remains the same, despite 500 million years of divergent evolution.
The black hole wrapped the layers of the shredded star around itself to form the perfect doughnut of doom.
The gigantic bubble was created by multiple supernova explosions, and researchers finally know what its magnetic field may look like.
Scientists say excessive water use is to blame, with 74% of diverted lakewater being used for unsustainable agricultural practices
Nuclear fusion, lab-simulated wormholes, and ramming distant asteroids, here are the biggest and best physics stories of the year.
Metallic spheres zooming past military jets, mysterious signals inside the world's largest telescope, and theories on why we have yet to make contact.
The infamous barbarian's most devastating incursions took place in years with extremely dry summers.
The disease, called lymphatic filariasis, can lead to severe swelling around the body, as well as physical disabilities.
Useful, cost-effective nuclear fusion remains a distant dream, despite a small step in the right direction from the government's NIF reactor.
The breakthrough marks the first time that the core of a fusion reactor has given out more energy than it has taken in, but significant obstacles still need to be overcome.
The planet 55 Cancri e, also known as the "hell planet," appears to have been dragged closer to its sun's equator due to a gravitational anomaly.
The time-flipped photon can't be used to restage "Back to the Future," but it could help us figure out some of the universe's most mysterious phenomena.