Biased algorithms wrongly adjust patients' risk scores based on race.
A lightning bolt that traveled 440 miles across the sky of southern Brazil in 2018 has been confirmed as the biggest in history.
Black holes aren't supposed to produce flashes of light. But scientists think that last year, they spotted black holes doing just that.
Creatures that are inventions of the human imagination have inspired fear and wonder for thousands of years.
Experts have said that a slight spike in radioactivity above northern Europe likely originated in Russia, but Russian nuclear plants in the area deny any abnormalities.
A striking red-and-white pattern on a newly-described spider's back resembles the grin worn by iconic Batman villain, the Joker.
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Air quality could reach dangerous levels across a wide chunk of the continental U.S. and Caribbean this weekend as a rare, giant Saharan dust storm reaches the U.S.
The United States had its second day of record-high cases of COVID-19. Not all states are faring the same; here's what to look out for in your state.
In this special episode of Life's Little Mysteries, we'll give you the latest news and answer frequently asked questions about the new coronavirus and COVID-19.
Alaska's Okmok volcano eruption in 43 B.C. had far-reaching impacts on climate in the Mediterranean, leading to famine and social disruption in the Roman Republic.
Here's how a forensic artist recreated the likeness of a Stone Age man whose skull was found on a spike.
NASA is recognizing one of its "hidden figures" by naming its headquarters in Washington, D.C. after Mary Jackson, the first African American female engineer to work at the space agency.