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.
Quantum experiment conducted on Google's Sycamore 2 computer transferred data across two simulated black holes, adding weight to the holographic principle of the universe
Octopus brains may have grown smart from an enormous diversity of microRNAs that let them grow multiple types of brain cells.
In an epic tug-of-war, it took the British angler 25 minutes to haul the monster fish, nicknamed The Carrot, to land.
By using a chain of atoms to simulate a black hole's event horizon, researchers have shown that Hawking radiation may exist just as the late physicist described.
The uncrewed X-37B space plane touched down at NASA’s Kennedy Space Station on Nov. 12 having spent a record 908 days in orbit
The $20bn rocket launches on its fourth attempt, a milestone in the Artemis program that will eventually carry astronauts to the moon.