In new research, scientists have spotted a hot, Jupiter-like gas giant in the process of forming around a star about 500 light-years from Earth.
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Cockroaches have been on Earth far longer than humans and may outlast us. Here are a few reasons why.
Using the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers think they have discovered a black hole which is completely invisible for the first time.
A SpaceX rocket is on a collision course with the moon. Here's what will happen after the lunar crash.
As tens of millions of Americans tune into the Super Bowl this Sunday, they likely don't realize that in addition to touchdowns, collision sports like football also raise the chances of concussions.
The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the primary reasons for the recent upward trajectory of gas prices. Here's how.
In 1195, monks recorded the first sighting of ball lightning in England. They described it as a "fiery globe threw itself down into the river."
In a recent study, researchers determined that about 1% of all the "normal" (that is, not dark) matter in the universe is bound up inside black holes.
Lord Martin Rees argues that if humans do find intelligent alien life, it will be artificial not biological.
People have long claimed they can hear the northern lights, saying the sounds include eerie whizzing, crackling and buzzing. Is it just an auditory illusion?
James Clerk Maxwell is the scientist responsible for explaining the forces behind the radio in your car, the magnets on your fridge, the heat of a warm summer day and the charge on a battery.
Reduced brain volume in people who have experienced COVID-19 resembles brain changes typically seen in older adults. The implications of these findings are not yet clear.
Archaeologists have evidence of a space rock that obliterated Jericho some 3,600 years ago may have inspired the biblical story of Sodom.
Physicists sifting through old particle accelerator data have found evidence of a highly-elusive, never-before-seen process: a so-called triangle singularity.
How rare is our solar system? In the 30 years or so since planets were first discovered orbiting stars other than our sun, we have found that planetary systems are common in the galaxy.
A new theory suggests dark matter may have come from quantum bags that got squished together in the early universe.
Theories that try to explain these big metaphysical mysteries fall short, making agnosticism the only sensible stance.