Astronauts on the International Space Station will begin testing an innovative algae-powered bioreactor to assess its feasibility for future long-duration space missions.
A giant ring of black holes has been discovered 300 million light-years away, offering new clues about what happens when galaxies collide.
NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) spacecraft has detected magnetic activity occurring in a new and surprising way in the environment of near-Earth space.
Supermassive black holes near the center of our Milky Way galaxy may have transformed "mini-Neptune" exoplanets into rocky "super-Earths," new research shows.
Stunning views show the snow-covered dunes on the edge of the Sahara Desert — an area known to be one of the hottest places on Earth.
Is the trick to cutting cravings for sugary foods as simple as getting a good night's sleep? A new small study from the United Kingdom suggests that may be the case.
A rare, vivid green bird with radiant yellow feathers on its head is actually a unique hybrid species living in the Amazon rainforest, researchers have found.
If you're feeling stressed, a whiff of your romantic partner's shirt may help you feel more relaxed, a new study shows.
Scientists have discovered a bizarre new species of marine worm that lacks a number of internal features common to other animals — including an anus.
Scientists have discovered out-of-this-world minerals at the site of a 60 million-year-old meteorite impact on Scotland’s remote Isle of Skye.
A new study from Italy shows how science can be used to improve the flavor of sausage and other processed meats.
"Poop transplants" given as a pill may work just as well as those delivered via colonoscopy, and the pill form may be a more pleasant treatment method for patients, a new study from Canada finds.
The holidays are full of tasty treats and festive cocktails — but instead of Christmas cheer, some alcoholic beverages may cause other, less pleasant feelings, a new study from England suggests.
Good news for dog owners: Man's best friend may help lower a person's risk of heart disease, a new study from Sweden finds.
After a sleepless night, you likely feel sluggish the next morning, and a small new study suggests why: Your brain cells feel sluggish, too.
Growing old is a natural part of life, but that hasn't stopped people from turning to anti-aging skin treatments, specialized diets and other tricks to try to reverse the effects of aging.
Your sense of smell has a strong bearing on your emotions. But what happens when you have trouble with your emotions?
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