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A UK study says record-breaking temperatures in NW India and Pakistan are now 100 times more likely.
NASA expects dwindling power to shut down the InSight Mars lander by the end of the year.
An underwater volcano erupted on January 15 near the Pacific island of Tonga. Scientists are beginning to understand just how big it was.
InSight detected more than 1,300 quakes on Mars, revealing the planet's inner layers for the first time. But NASA engineers couldn't clear the dust.
To better understand unidentified objects in the sky, we need to use satellites, fast-tracking cameras, and audio sensors, some scientists say.
Monkeypox can cause puss-filled boils. It appears to be spreading through the community, which is "rare and unusual," a health official said.
While not as serious as a potentially life-threatening 2013 incident, NASA is taking no chances with the station's aging spacesuits.
Massive tractors and combine harvesters could be having a lasting impact on soil, a study suggests.
The Perseverance robot climbs a slope that could record evidence of ancient Martian biology.
Millions in the Americas, Europe and Africa were able to see the spectacular red glow of the total lunar eclipse.
A lunar eclipse early Monday produced a "blood moon," which occurs when the sun, Earth and moon align, and the moon passes through the darkest part of...
The January event was far bigger than any 20th Century volcanic event, or indeed any atom bomb test.
The Moon will slowly darken and turn red as it falls into Earth's shadow.
Plants grown in moon dirt showed signs of stress, were smaller, and grew more slowly than their counterparts grown in soil from Earth.
Vets in an animal hospital in Ahmedabad said they had treated thousands of dehydrated birds in recent weeks due to relentless "unsurvivable" heat.
A doctor in India is planning a womb transplant that might allow a transgender woman to carry children.
Latinos who reported chest pain in an emergency room waited half an hour longer than other races or ethnicities, a Morehouse School of Medicine study found.
A total lunar eclipse will grace the night skies this weekend, providing longer than usual thrills for stargazers across North and South America. It will be...
Scientists warned that extreme events like this are likely to happen again "with even greater intensity."
Heinz announced it is working to develop a new recyclable condiment bottle "made from 100 percent sustainability sourced wood pulp."
ISTANBUL - Mass dolphin deaths have scientists worried that pollution from Russia's war in Ukraine could have lasting impacts on ecosystems in the region.
The research is an important step towards making long-terms stays on the moon possible.
Latinos have long experienced lower mortality rates compared to non-Hispanic whites, but the high rate of Hispanic Covid-19 deaths has narrowed the advantage...
NASA said the discovery paves the way for the possibility of harvesting plants in habitats on the moon in the future.
Insider spoke to lawyers and reproductive health doctors about the realities of private health decisions in a possible post-Roe world.
Researchers captured the first image of our galaxy's supermassive black hole. It could help confirm Einstein's theory of general relativity.
Astronomers reveal the first ever image of the black hole at the core of our galaxy.
The first image of the black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy, named Sagittarius A*, has been captured by NASA's Event Horizon Telescope.
Three years after capturing the first image of a supermassive black hole in a galaxy 55 million light years away, astronomers have managed to "photograph...
Researchers unveiled the first image of the supermassive black hole lurking at the heart of our galaxy.
NASA said "this sonification is unlike any other done before."
The very treatments often used to soothe pain in the lower back, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says is the most common type of pain...
The number of big firms setting climate targets reaches a 'critical mass' say UN-backed researchers.
Seven research institutions are holding simultaneous press conferences to announce what's being billed as a "groundbreaking Milky Way discovery."
There were no reports of damage or injuries.
Cleaner air in United States and Europe is brewing more Atlantic hurricanes, a new U.S. government study found. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
Researchers say climate change is "the greatest threat to the Reef."
The monkeypox patient, who is being treated at a specialist infectious disease facility, is thought to have caught the virus in Nigeria.
Researchers found that metro areas with predominantly people of color had a 37% high gas leak density than mostly white areas.
More than 90% of Great Barrier Reef coral surveyed this year was bleached in the fourth such mass event in seven years in the world's largest coral reef...
NASA's InSight lander is fighting a layer of Mars dust that's covering its solar panels and causing a power shortage. Still, it made a big discovery.
Scientists warn that the five-year forecast reveals a future where temperatures may exceed a dangerous threshold for longer time periods.
Theoretical physicists develop a mathematical model to explain how birds dip and dive in whirling flocks.
A new study found that global warming is making it more challenging to predict ocean conditions, manage ecosystems and prepare for marine hazards.
A spectacular full moon is fast-approaching. Here's everything you need to know to see it.
A Chinese cargo vessel docked with the country's under-construction space station Tuesday ahead of a new three-person crew expected to arrive next month...
Campaigners say the aviation industry cannot be relied on to tackle their role in climate change.
Scientists say there's now a strong chance that the world will warm by more than 1.5C by 2026.
With human-made climate change continuing, there's a 48% chance that the globe will reach a yearly average of 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit...
The first showcase images from the $10 billion telescope will be unveiled in mid July, after instrument checkout is complete.
An AI was designed to predict when people are at risk of having a mental health crisis, based on their health records, but plans to extend the project with mobile phone data seem to have been scrapped
New varieties of South American darter fish were documented in Brazil’s Apuí region. But deforestation in the area means they may soon be extinct
Simulations of more than 140,000 possible planetary systems show that pairs of giant planets like Jupiter and Saturn may make their star systems more hospitable to habitable Earth-like worlds
Detailed analysis of mosquito bites in the Central African Republic found that, contrary to assumptions, many occur indoors during the daytime when people are not well protected by traditional anti-malaria defences
Poorly supported assumptions about typical levels of lung function among Black men in the US are leading medics to miss cases of emphysema
Neuroscientists measured 75 volunteers’ physiological responses while they watched eight countries’ performances to predict which songs will do well in the popular vote
A supersolid is an exotic state of matter that behaves like both a solid and a fluid. It was first predicted 60 years ago, but has only recently been created in the lab
The gel, which was implanted alongside a pancreatic cell transplant in monkeys with type 1 diabetes, releases a protein that kills overactive immune cells, preventing the pancreatic cells from being rejected
E. coli bacteria modified to act like electronic components called memristors can be set up to act as a simple neural network and trained to play noughts and crosses
Neither ARIA's chief executive nor its chair have been appointed yet, though announcements are expected imminently
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A study looking at more than 55,000 pairs of words has found why word pairings like "funk fungus" and "gnome bone" seem to be more amusing than their constituent parts
A sweater containing tubes filled with a liquid metal alloy can charge up wearable electronic devices
Brewers could create new recipes that produce beers with desired properties using AI, and it will even work if you are missing some ingredients
After mating, female octopuses increase production of a steroid hormone, which may drive them to starve themselves while guarding their eggs
Tiny cilia on coral reef polyps coordinate to generate currents that run across the reef surface, perhaps to carry food to all colony members
Thale cress plants have been grown in regolith, the fine dust that covers the moon’s surface, using samples from Apollo missions – but they turn out small and stunted
When dropped upside down, dragonflies rapidly flip 180 degrees by changing the angle of their wings – but only if they can see their surroundings
Now that the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration has released its picture of the Milky Way's black hole, the team is focusing on making movies of the two photographed black holes and finding other distant black holes large enough to study
Blue-green algae, a type of cyanobacteria, set in a container on a windowsill powered a computer continuously for six months using photosynthesis
Cross-government support for the 25-year environment plan lacks the gravitas or urgency of the UK’s net zero goal, says the Office for Environmental Protection
The Research Excellence Framework, an assessment of UK universities' research output, has found that "world-leading" research is distributed across the country rather than concentrated in a few elite institutions
State laws could restrict abortion in large parts of the US, and other reproductive healthcare offerings may be at stake if Roe v Wade is overturned
Two drugs called dexamethasone and diclofenac relieve pain in the short term but may block healing of the injury and so cause worse pain long term
There may have been liquid water on Mars much more recently than we thought, according to an analysis of rocks by China’s Zhurong rover
Chameleons introduced to Hawaii in 1972 have started flaunting brighter colours, probably because they have fewer predators to hide from
Adding invisible tags to 3D printed objects could link the objects to information or turn them into controllers for gaming
The area cleared in April almost doubled, from 579 square kilometres in April last year to 1012 square kilometres, despite a pledge to halt deforestation
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Viruses sequenced from century-old lung samples in German and Austrian museums have shed light on how flu can change over time
A thought experiment called Maxwell’s demon, long hypothesised to break the laws of physics, could be made using simple electronic devices at macroscopic scales – without upsetting the laws of thermodynamics
Pre-pubescent children who become infertile because of cancer treatment may be able to make sperm after reimplanting frozen testicular tissue, if animal research translates to humans
Neutrinos from the early universe have never been detected directly but a device that uses the atom-thick material graphene might be able to change that
Temporarily passing the threshold does not mean the world has missed the Paris Agreement’s goal, but it shows we are getting very close
For the first time, researchers have recorded mammals mimicking the sounds of stinging insects as a survival mechanism: mouse-eared bats buzzing to keep barn and tawny owls at bay
A sufficiently advanced alien civilisation would be able to arrange the orbits of the planets in its star system in a pattern that could never form naturally, signaling its existence to others
A chemical computer can now be programmed to solve concrete problems. The way it performs calculations is closer to a brain than a traditional computer so may help researchers to better understand how brains work
Some period-tracking apps share data with third parties. With the potential rolling back of abortion protections in the US, people are reassessing if the data collected by these apps could be used as evidence against them
Backed by Alphabet and Meta, Frontier is a $925 million approach borrowed from vaccine creation that hopes to boost embryonic companies taking carbon out of the atmosphere
People using virtual reality at work could use a new system to capture what happens around them and play back a 3D reconstruction later
The award-winning primatologist says the war in Ukriane is preoccupying her and she is losing sleep over the "horrific" conflict
Viral infection may explain why a pig's heart failed months after being transplanted in a ground-breaking surgery
A new estimate by the World Health Organization suggests that deaths from the pandemic are much higher than official figures – but that is because these figures are unreliable in many places
People from societally advantaged groups think equality-promoting policies will affect them negatively, even if they would actually benefit
Epithelial cells in the gut continue to be active in mice even after an irritant or infection clears, which may be the source of chronic gut pain associated with irritable bowel syndrome
Taking anti-vaccine arguments to the extreme makes unvaccinated people in the US - but not the UK - more likely to say they will get covid-19 shots
Lunar soil collected by the Chang’e 5 rover has been analysed, revealing it could be used to help generate oxygen and fuel on the moon
High-tech genetic sequencing has found the brain cells connected to the movement disorder, which could lead to new treatments
Ice streams in Antarctica carry ice from the continent’s centre to the ocean, and there appears to be a huge amount of water buried beneath one, which may affect its flow
The 10 remaining vaquitas have enough genetic diversity to rebuild their species, but only if there is a dramatic reduction of illegal fishing operations in the Gulf of California