Forget about dark matter and dark energy, new research suggests that the existence of 'dark fluid' may solve some of the biggest mysteries in physics.
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Who wouldn't want to travel in time, glimpsing the dinosaurs or peeking at humans 2,000 years from now? Now physicists have designed a time machine that seems deceptively simple.
Colombian researchers hope to revive an endangered species by rehabilitating monkeys confiscated from smugglers. The captive animals' struggles show that survival is not guaranteed.
As comets blaze across the night sky, they can bring wonder and excitement to those watching from Earth – or even a sense of impending doom.
The Pilgrims repeatedly thanked God for their good fortune. But without two earlier developments, the entire undertaking at New Plymouth would have likely failed.
The fate of turkey tails shows how Americans have shifted from eating whole animals to focusing on choice cuts – and the surprising places where unwanted parts end up.
Climate change is shrinking Arctic sea ice and opening the region to ship traffic. Whales, seals and other marine mammals could be at risk unless nations adopt rules to protect them.
In November 1988, Robert Tappan Morris wrote a program that would travel from computer to computer and ask each machine to send a signal back to a control server, which would keep count.
Frankenstein might look like fantasy to modern eyes, but to its author and original readers there was nothing fantastic about it.
Researchers are exploring the genetic differences that dictate why some people suffer greater pain than others, and how to translate these findings into personalized pain treatments.
Ghost stories are often about the departed seeking justice for an earthly wrong. Their sightings are a reminder that ethics and morality transcend our lives.
In the Canadian Arctic, a mystery has troubled scientists and local communities for decades: Why do marine animals in the western Arctic have higher mercury levels than those in the east?
An anthropologist tells the story of how Columbus actually came close to falling into historical obscurity, until American hubris got in the way.
Some people are habitual conspiracy thinkers – there's a plan behind everything, and it's usually malevolent. One scientist set out to understand who is likely to ascribe to these theories.
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