The second-largest quantum computing chip won't be fitted into IBM's next-generation System Two quantum computer. Instead, it will use three smaller 133-qubit chips with a much lower error rate.
Some chemical tags on DNA, called epigenetic factors, that are present at a young age can affect the maximum life spans of mammal species.
A dolphin with deformed flippers that look like thumbs was spotted in the Gulf of Corinth in July 2023. It likely acquired what appears to be a genetic defect during development in the womb, experts say.
Scalloped hammerhead sharks used to seek refuge at two Mexican seamounts, but it appears fishing has killed them off.
A new method of assessing tsunami risk in New Zealand finds that giant waves could hit the country's shores once every 500 years.
Possible amino acids spewing from Enceladus' subsurface ocean can survive impact with a spacecraft, lab experiments show.
Dec. 10, 2023: Our weekly roundup of the latest science in the news, as well as a few fascinating articles to keep you entertained.
In this interview, immunologist Ruslan Medzhitov explains how fundamental inflammation is, why it often goes wrong, and whether there's anything we can do about chronic inflammation.
Inflammation can be both a superhero and a villain, depending on the context. Rather than eliminating it completely, new treatments are trying to redirect it.
People often experience fevers when they get sick. But what is going on in your body as your temperature spikes?
Astrophotographer Petr Horálek shot this image of the Milky Way dazzling above strange geological formations in the desert close to the ALMA radio telescope array in Chile.
We worked out how many trips each of the solar system's eight planets has taken around the sun over the past 4.6 billion years.
Scientists have offered a new explanation for why COVID-19 vaccines that contained adenoviruses carried a rare-but-serious risk of blood clotting.
A house in Australia harbored more than 400 moths and butterflies, and hundreds of other species, including ones never documented before.
Clouded leopards can rotate their ankle joints by almost 180 degrees and they kill prey by biting the back of their necks with their huge teeth.
The island forged in fire off the coast of Japan in Oct this year is still growing, as seen in a Copernicus Sentinel-2 image caught on Nov. 27.
Halley's Comet was predicted to reach its farthest point from the sun on Dec. 9, beginning a 38-year journey toward Earth that culminates in 2061.