New research hints at how psychedelics trigger rapid, lasting change at the neuronal level.
From Martian 'faces' to blueberries and bears, the Red Planet has long tricked human minds into seeing signs of life that aren't there.
The World Health Organization has recommended the use of a malaria vaccine called Matrix-M, which is anticipated to boost the vaccine supply.
While installing new gas lines in Peru, workers unearthed nearly a dozen pre-Inca mummies buried alongside a variety of artifacts.
The CDC issued a draft of its guidance for how and when the antibiotic doxycycline should be used as a preventive treatment for STIs, a regimen known as doxy-PEP.
Chinese astronauts lit a match while filming a lecture aboard the Tiangong Space Station, creating a spherical open flame that would be forbidden aboard the ISS.
Katalin Karikó and Dr. Drew Weissman won the 2023 Nobel Prize in medicine for their work on mRNA vaccines.
Gastroenterologists describe the factors that go into passing gas and which foods make farts smell.
A supernova, pinpointed by amateur astronomers, could reveal unexpected new steps in the deaths of massive stars.
Scientists uncovered viruses that infect bacteria, called bacteriophages, in animal poop and are testing whether they could work as antibiotics.
Oct. 1, 2023: Our weekly roundup of the latest science in the news, as well as a few fascinating articles to keep you entertained over the weekend.
Traditional antibiotics drive bacteria toward drug resistance, so scientists are looking to viruses, CRISPR, designer molecules and protein swords for better treatments.
There are 17 rare earth elements on the periodic table, but a better name for them would be the "troublesome earths." Here's why.
This excerpt from Michael Mann's latest book looks at the Cambrian explosion, the Great Dying and how dinosaurs were able to take over thanks to changes to the climate 250 million years ago.
An striking video of developing neurons won the 2023 Nikon Small World in Motion Video Competition.
This parasitic worm crawls into the eyestalks of snails, takes over its brain then pulsates to make the mollusk look like a dancing caterpillar.
Arp 107 hosts a special spiraling 'Seyfert' galaxy connected to a smaller galaxy by a 'bridge' of dust and gas.
Fish smell is from degrading lipids and bacterial reactions that increase in potency over time.
Life-size carvings of camels have been found in the Saudi Arabian desert, but archaeologists aren't sure who created them and when.