The new machine-learning algorithm can distinguish between biological and nonbiological samples with 90% accuracy. Exactly how is a mystery.
An "inverse vaccine," which selectively suppresses the immune system, treated multiple sclerosis in mice. But how well could this new approach work in people?
The next supercontinent, Pangea Ultima, is likely to get so hot so quickly that mammals cannot adapt, a new supercomputer simulation has forecast.
The antiviral molnupiravir may be shaping the evolution of the virus behind COVID-19, but we still don't know what this means for transmission or the emergence of variants.
Researchers tracked more than 200 bull sharks off the coast of New South Wales to find out exactly when they were most active and posed the greatest risk to humans.
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Ice can form on Earth at temperatures above 32 degrees Fahrenheit (0 degrees Celsius), and water can boil below 212 F (100 C). Here's how.
A capsule containing 2 ounces of rocky material from the "potentially hazardous" asteroid Bennu has landed safely in the Utah desert after a seven-year mission in space.
Sept. 24, 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.
Facial reconstruction The skeletal remains of the 'Upper Largie Woman' were found in a quarry in Scotland. Now, scientists have reconstructed the Bronze Age woman's face.
Glass has unique properties, but is it a solid or a liquid, or does it fall into its own scientific category?
Lampreys belong to an ancient group of fish called Agnatha that evolved 450 million years ago, predating both dinosaurs and trees.
The sun's outer atmosphere was captured at previously impossible extreme ultraviolet wavelengths thanks to a last-minute engineering hack.
A landslide in northern Spain has helped unearth two Iron Age gold necklaces that were likely buried in a hoard about 2,500 years ago.
The discovery of seemingly home-grown carbon dioxide suggests Europa's ice-covered ocean could be habitable.
Archaeologists in Kazakhstan have discovered a hexagonal pyramid that served as a burial site in the Bronze Age.
A team of astronomers has used a tricky technique to study an ancient galaxy previously lost in the glare of a blazing quasar.
Analysis of the microscopic structure of an ancient shard of Roman glass has revealed how photonic crystals form, and might enable them to be grown.