Save $230 on a beginner telescope with this stellar deal

This already affordable, powerful Newtonian reflector is now almost $230 off in this great telescope deal. | Continue reading | 5 days ago

In a 1st, HIV vaccine triggers rare and elusive antibodies in human patients

Scientists have taken a big step toward making an effective HIV vaccine. | Continue reading | 5 days ago

We're seeing stars with this binocular deal: Save 25% on Celestron's solar safe binoculars

Observe the sun for 25% less on these Celestron EclipSmart solar safe binoculars from your own backyard. | Continue reading | 5 days ago

6,800-year-old burial of Neolithic 'mayor' unearthed in Bavaria

The wealth of grave goods suggests the person buried there was a leader of high status — possibly a Stone Age chieftain. | Continue reading | 6 days ago

The enigmatic 'brain microbiome' could play a role in neurological disease

Some research suggests the brain has its own microbiome, but scientists don't know much about it. | Continue reading | 6 days ago

'Puppy eyes' didn't evolve just for humans, study of wild dogs finds

A new study debunks the idea that domestic dogs specifically evolved puppy dog eyes to tug on our heartstrings. | Continue reading | 6 days ago

Drowning deaths in US on the rise for the 1st time in decades

About 500 more people died from drowning each year between 2020 and 2022 than did in 2019, the CDC reports. | Continue reading | 6 days ago

Sony A7 IV review

With rumblings of the next-generation model on the horizon, is the Sony A7 IV still worth buying in 2024? | Continue reading | 6 days ago

Earth from space: Rare phenomenon transforms African thunderstorm into giant ethereal 'jellyfish'

In 2018, a weather satellite captured a massive thunderstorm cloud in the shape of a jellyfish. The bizarre cloud was the result of a meteorological phenomenon gone wrong. | Continue reading | 7 days ago

Save $200 on the iPad Air M1, with the iPad Air M2 having just launched

The M1 iPad Air is heavily discounted, and does almost everything the latest model does. | Continue reading | 7 days ago

AI computers could run in extreme environments like Venus thanks to heat-proof memory device

Ultra-heat resistant computer storage can operate at Venus-like temperatures and may be used in extreme conditions such as nuclear plants and even for future NASA missions. | Continue reading | 7 days ago

Can a commercial airplane do a barrel roll?

Pilots have been doing barrel rolls in small planes throughout the history of aviation. But has anyone ever attempted this maneuver in a commercial airliner? | Continue reading | 7 days ago

See May's full 'Flower Moon' rise this week close to a red supergiant star

May 2024's full moon, also known as the Flower Moon and the Planting Moon, will be at its fullest on Thursday, May 23. It will also appear bright and full on Wednesday and Friday. | Continue reading | 7 days ago

Earth-size planet found orbiting nearby star that will outlive the sun by 100 billion years

An Earth-size planet discovered around a nearby star offers astronomers their first chance for exoplanetary geology. | Continue reading | 7 days ago

32 animals that act weirdly human sometimes

From chimps that wage war over territory to parrots that outperform Harvard students on memory tests, many other members of the animal kingdom demonstrate surprisingly human-like behavior. | Continue reading | 7 days ago

A new theory of quantum gravity could explain the biggest puzzle in cosmology, study suggests

A new theory of quantum gravity, which attempts to unite quantum physics with Einstein's relativity, could help solve the puzzle of the universe's expansion, a theoretical paper suggests. | Continue reading | 8 days ago

Space photo of the week: Hubble spots a twisted 'train-wreck' galaxy that may hide a cosmic illusion

The Hubble Space Telescope's stunning image of the dusty 'train-wreck' galaxy NGC 4753 reveals what may be one of the greatest optical illusions in the nearby universe. | Continue reading | 8 days ago

Why is there sometimes a green flash at sunset and sunrise?

On a clear day, sometimes a green flash appears with the sun on the horizon just after sunset or before sunrise. But why does this happen? | Continue reading | 8 days ago

Newfound autoimmune syndrome tied to COVID-19 can trigger deadly lung scarring

A surge in cases of a rare autoimmune disease during COVID-19 waves in England led to the discovery of a new syndrome. | Continue reading | 8 days ago

32 diseases you can catch from animals

Humans can catch a huge number of diseases from animals, and these can be caused by viruses, bacteria, parasites or fungi. | Continue reading | 8 days ago

Mesmerizing photo shows weird, scowling parasitic plant that looks like a owl

A stunning photo of the peculiar parasitic plant species, Thismia thaithongiana, wins gold in the Plants and Fungus category of the World Nature Photography Awards. | Continue reading | 9 days ago

Black hole singularities defy physics. New research could finally do away with them.

Black hole singularities defy the laws of physics. New research presents a bold solution to this puzzle: Black holes may actually be a theoretical type of star called a 'gravastar,' filled with universe-expanding dark energy. | Continue reading | 9 days ago

Does the Milky Way orbit anything?

Do galaxies, including our own Milky Way, orbit anything in the universe? | Continue reading | 9 days ago

New 3D map charted with Google AI reveals 'mysterious but beautiful' slice of human brain

Harvard and Google researchers have collaborated to map a tiny fragment of an adult human brain in unprecedented detail. | Continue reading | 9 days ago

Revolutionary War barracks burned by the British discovered in Colonial Williamsburg

Ongoing excavations at the historical site in Virginia have revealed the remnants of military barracks dating to the Revolutionary War. | Continue reading | 9 days ago

1,000 years ago, Baltic pagans imported horses from Scandinavia to behead them or bury them alive

Baltic pagans imported horses to be sacrificed from their Christian neighbors around 1,000 years ago. | Continue reading | 9 days ago

The mystery of the disappearing Neanderthal Y chromosome

Non-Africans carry around 2% Neanderthal DNA in their genomes — yet there's one chromosome where DNA from our ancient cousins is nowhere to be found. | Continue reading | 9 days ago

'More Neanderthal than human': How your health may depend on DNA from our long-lost ancestors

Neanderthals and humans mated millennia ago, and their legacy lives on in us today. Here's how. | Continue reading | 9 days ago

What's the difference between Neanderthals and Homo sapiens?

Neanderthals are our closest relatives who went extinct around 40,000 years ago. Here's how they differed to us. | Continue reading | 9 days ago

Could Neanderthals talk?

While still the topic of ongoing debate, some scientists think Neanderthals could talk and may have had language. | Continue reading | 9 days ago

10 unexpected ways Neanderthal DNA affects our health

Around 2% of the genomes of modern Eurasians contains Neanderthal DNA. Here's how it affects our health. | Continue reading | 9 days ago

Chinese scientists have found a way to make batteries more efficient — by using water

Chinese researchers have found a way to make aqueous batteries more energy-dense, by adding bromide to the electrolyte solution | Continue reading | 9 days ago

Bizarre evolutionary roots of Africa's iconic upside-down baobab trees revealed

The baobab tree evolved on the island of Madagascar before eventually spreading to Africa and Australia, new research suggests. | Continue reading | 9 days ago

'Playing Russian roulette with your health': Officials warn that social media trend of consuming raw milk will not protect you from bird flu

Raw milk sales have surged following reports of H5N1 infections in dairy cows in the U.S. But drinking unpasteurized products will cause more harm than good, experts warn. | Continue reading | 9 days ago

Snake Island: The isle writhing with vipers where only Brazilian military and scientists are allowed

Snake Island was isolated from the Brazilian mainland at the end of the last ice age, trapping Earth's only known population of highly venomous golden lancehead pit vipers on a rock in the Atlantic. | Continue reading | 9 days ago

Bizarre device uses 'blind quantum computing' to let you access quantum computers from home

Quantum computers historically required massive amounts of space, but a new system will allow home users to access quantum computers via the cloud. | Continue reading | 10 days ago

Molekule Air Pro review

Is the pollutant-destroying Molekule Air Pro air purifier really worth the hype? | Continue reading | 10 days ago

Scientists discover bizarre region around black holes that proves Einstein right yet again

Einstein's general theory of relativity predicted that so-called 'plunging regions' around black holes would accelerate matter into them at the speed of light. Now, X-ray observations of a remote black hole have proved him right. | Continue reading | 10 days ago

'It was not a peaceful crossing': Hannibal's troops linked to devastating fire 2,200 years ago in Spain

Researchers think a farmhouse in the Pyrenees was set on fire by Carthaginian troops on their way to attack Rome. | Continue reading | 10 days ago

Alien 'Dyson sphere' megastructures could surround at least 7 stars in our galaxy, new studies suggest

Researchers have identified at least seven stars in our galaxy that may be surrounded by super-advanced alien megastructures, known as Dyson spheres. However, this is not the only explanation for these stars. | Continue reading | 10 days ago

James Webb telescope spots 2 monster black holes merging at the dawn of time, challenging our understanding of the universe

New observations with the James Webb Space Telescope reveal the most distant pair of merging black holes ever spotted. The discovery further challenges leading theories of cosmology. | Continue reading | 10 days ago

Deaf baby can hear after 'mind-blowing' gene therapy treatment

Seven months after her treatment, the baby girl can now respond to her parents' voices without the aid of a cochlear implant. | Continue reading | 10 days ago

Some of the oldest stars in the universe found hiding near the Milky Way's edge — and they may not be alone

Astronomers reanalyzed the chemical composition of three stars in the Milky Way's halo and found that they are between 12 and 13 billion years old. They may have also been stolen from other galaxies. | Continue reading | 10 days ago

Long-lost branch of the Nile was 'indispensable for building the pyramids,' research shows

The Nile's now-extinct branch likely helped the ancient Egyptians move materials to pyramid building sites. | Continue reading | 10 days ago

Scientists prove 'quantum theory' that could lead to ultrafast magnetic computing

Superfast magnetic memory devices are possible after scientists engineer way to use lasers to magnetize non-magnetic materials. | Continue reading | 11 days ago

Jupiter's elusive 5th moon caught crossing the Great Red Spot in new NASA images

NASA's Juno spacecraft has spotted the elusive fifth moon of Jupiter transiting the giant planet's Great Red Spot, giving astronomers a rare view of this small but intriguing natural satellite. | Continue reading | 11 days ago

130,000-year-old Neanderthal-carved bear bone is symbolic art, study argues

The carved bear bone is one of the earliest human-made artifacts with "symbolic culture" unearthed in Europe. | Continue reading | 11 days ago

32 scary parasitic diseases

Parasites can cause a wide range of diseases in humans, ranging from short-term to lifelong. | Continue reading | 11 days ago