A new book by Randall Munroe, author of the popular science webcomic xkcd, explains how to fix real-world problems by using science to find ridiculously complicated solutions.
The mysterious Fermi bubbles at the center of the Milky Way may have been caused by a gargantuan nuclear explosion 3.5 million years ago, new research suggests.
At a recent event in Boca Chica, Texas, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk confirms that, to his knowledge, we haven't yet discovered aliens.
This year's Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine has been awarded jointly to three scientists who figured out how cells sense and adapt to changes in levels of oxygen.
A Greek engraving on a 1,500-year-old lead tablet discovered in the ruins of an ancient theater in Israel has finally been deciphered.
False memories implanted in the brains of songbirds could explain how the birds learn to sing — and how people learn to talk.
SpaceX has never flown a person into space in its first spacecraft, the Crew Dragon. But already Musk is showing off his big, shiny Starship — and NASA is bristling.
Earth's magnetic field flipped 26 times every million years during the Cambrian period, the highest frequency ever documented.
Twin baby stars snuggle inside a "pretzel" of glowing gas and dust in an image captured by the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array telescope.
NASA is gearing up for a marathon of spacewalks, and one of them could be the first spacewalk to be conducted entirely by women.
Psychotic experiences are more common than you might think and don't mean you have a mental health condition.
More than 100 people have fallen ill with Legionnaires' disease after attending a North Carolina state fair last month, and officials say the outbreak source may have been hot tubs.
Paleontologists discovered the first nearly complete skeleton of an ancient shark belonging to the genus Phoebodus.
"Lucy in the Sky" is a fictional story of an astronaut coping with a return to Earth, apparently inspired by a real-life event.
The new experiment demonstrated a bizarre quantum effect from the double-slit experiment at an unprecedented scale.
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