Four prominent physicists say they were misquoted in a documentary trailer promoting a claim debunked more than 450 years ago: that the Earth is in a privileged spot in the universe.
Conventional population surveys of minke whales won't work because the whales hide in broken-up sea ice, far from where boats can usually go, a new study says.
A pesky algal species in Canada — sometimes called "rock snot" due to the way its tendrils attach to rocks — is increasing due to global warming and not human introductions, a new study suggests.
A new image of M7 shows stars shining like diamonds in the tail of Scorpius. The star cluster is about 200 million years old and a part of its population are expected to explode as supernovas.
A study of one ant species reveals they rely on experience when choosing between nests with a smaller entrance, and nests with darker light.
Labs under the Earth track everything from the behavior of the universe to the feasibility of safely storing nuclear fuels.
Nature's annual pick for 10 people who contributed to science spans research that includes an asteroid that broke up above Russia, and HIV in babies.
Phosphorous — one of the essential elements for life — has been discovered in the cosmic leftovers from a star explosion for the first time, scientists say.
Voyager 1 sent back 'tones' recorded by a plasma wave instrument showing the change as the craft crossed over from the heliosphere to interstellar space.
National parks and several public observatories have opportunities for the public to catch a view of Comet ISON as astronomers watch it plunge towards the sun.
As astronomers wait to see if ISON survives its close brush with the sun, the public has a range of places to choose from for the best viewing experience of the comet in December.
Data on jellyfish populations is making it hard to figure out if they are on the rise, and – if that rise is indeed happening – why it is so.
A ghostly nebula shining about 5,000 light-years from Earth is also the coldest object in the universe.