Seamount twice the size of world's tallest building discovered 'hidden under the waves'

Scientists aboard the Falkor (too) research vessel have documented, for the first time, an extinct volcano towering 5,250 feet above the seabed in international waters in the Pacific Ocean. | Continue reading | 5 days ago

World’s 1st electric flying passenger ship could 'revolutionize how we travel on water'

Candela's 30-passenger P-12 will enter Stockholm's public transport network in 2024, slashing a 55-minute commute to just 25 minutes. | Continue reading | 5 days ago

The best value electric toothbrush is under $30 in today's Black Friday deal

The Oral-B Pro 1000 has a two-minute timer, affordable replacement heads, and a pressure sensor and is just $30 right now | Continue reading | 5 days ago

Earth receives laser-beam message from 10 million miles away in new NASA experiment

Earth successfully received a message beamed from NASA's Psyche spacecraft, located some 10 million miles away. | Continue reading | 5 days ago

What is the largest known prime number?

There are infinitely many prime numbers, but the biggest one we know of goes by the name M82589933 and contains more than 24 million digits. | Continue reading | 5 days ago

Chinese rocket carrying 'undisclosed' object crashed into the moon and left twin craters, study claims

China has denied that one of their rockets crashed into the moon's surface in 2022, leaving mysterious twin craters behind, but new research adds fresh evidence to the debate. | Continue reading | 5 days ago

Chiseled obsidian recovered from Neolithic shipwreck near Capri's 'Blue Grotto'

Divers off the coast of Naples, Italy have recovered a large chunk of chiseled obsidian that likely went down in a Stone Age shipwreck more than 5,000 years ago. | Continue reading | 5 days ago

'It may take more time': Risk of eruption from Iceland volcano still high, with ground 'continuing to swell'

Almost two weeks after the town of Grindavík was evacuated over fears of a volcanic eruption, the magma dike beneath Iceland still poses a high risk, with earthquakes and ground deformation ongoing. | Continue reading | 5 days ago

Water leaking into Earth's core may have birthed a mysterious layer that churns out crystals

A new series of experiments has shown that the mysterious "E-prime layer," which surrounds Earth's outer core, is created by water that leaks deep into our planet's interior. | Continue reading | 5 days ago

Indigenous Mexicans migrated to California 5,200 years ago, likely bringing their languages with them, ancient DNA reveals

The research challenges the idea that languages from prehistoric Mexico spread along with maize farming in California. | Continue reading | 5 days ago

The world's 1st CRISPR therapy has just been approved. Here's everything you need to know

U.K. regulators have approved the use of a CRISPR therapy called Casgevy to treat two inherited blood disorders. But what is it and how does it work? | Continue reading | 5 days ago

Save $1,300 on the Bowflex Treadmill 10 with this huge Black Friday treadmill deal

The popular home treadmill gets up to 12mph, folds for easy storage, and has a 10-inch display with the JRNY workout app built in. | Continue reading | 5 days ago

James Webb telescope discovers 2 of the oldest galaxies in the universe

The James Webb Space Telescope has discovered a cosmic 'peanut' and 'fluff ball' that happen to be two of the four oldest galaxies in the known universe. | Continue reading | 6 days ago

Prehistoric women hunted too. The evidence is 'written in human bodies' and remains.

In small-group, subsistence living, it makes sense for everyone to do lots of jobs. | Continue reading | 6 days ago

Pick up a weighty 40% off this Bowflex adjustable kettlebell in Amazon’s Black Friday sale

The Bowflex SelectTech 840 is just $119, combines six kettlebells into one, and comes with a two-month subscription to the JRNY workout app. | Continue reading | 6 days ago

Google's DeepMind AI can make better weather forecasts than supercomputers

DeepMind's new machine learning algorithm takes less than a minute to make its forecasts and can run on a desktop. But it won't replace traditional forecasts anytime soon. | Continue reading | 6 days ago

Enormous 'sunspot archipelago' 15 times wider than Earth could soon bombard us with solar flares

A massive sunspot region made up of at least six different sunspot groups has emerged on the sun's nearside. The "archipelago" of dark patches is spitting out solar storms at an alarming rate and Earth will soon be in the firing line. | Continue reading | 6 days ago

City-size 'devil comet' headed for Earth loses its iconic horns and turns green after latest volcanic eruption

The latest and most violent eruption of the cryovolcanic comet 12P/Pons-Brooks, which will make its long-awaited closest approach to Earth next year, shows that the icy object may have lost its iconic devil horns for good. | Continue reading | 6 days ago

Watch rare footage of 2 mini mola swimming together off Canada's Pacific coast

Researchers have filmed a pair of young ocean sunfish off Canada's coast and estimated them to measure 24 inches across — five times smaller than the size they reach in adulthood. | Continue reading | 6 days ago

'Missing' blob of water predicted to be in the Atlantic finally found

The newly discovered water mass, called the Atlantic Equatorial Water, stretches from Brazil to West Africa. | Continue reading | 6 days ago

Huge mammoth jaw at least 10,000 years old pulled up from Florida river

Fossil enthusiast John Kreatsoulas thought the artifact was a log, before he realized he was holding a bone from the last ice age. | Continue reading | 7 days ago

Scientists may finally understand why large alien planets keep turning into 'super-Earths'

New research finds that certain large exoplanets are shrinking due to internal processes, creating an abundance of rocky 'super-Earths'. | Continue reading | 7 days ago

Baboon mummy DNA from ancient Egypt reveals location of mysterious port city not on any maps

A new DNA study suggests that the lost realm of Punt and the port city of Adulis may have been in the same place, separated by time. | Continue reading | 7 days ago

Civil War weapons thrown into river by General Sherman's forces recovered in South Carolina

Civil War weapons, including an unexploded ordnance, were found during a cleanup project in a South Carolina river. | Continue reading | 7 days ago

Satellites spy remnants of hidden Bronze Age settlement in Serbia

The more than 3,000-year-old site along a riverbank in Serbia contains the footprints of dozens of Bronze Age structures. | Continue reading | 7 days ago

Great white sharks are hanging out in the twilight zone and scientists don't know why

Researchers recorded the movements of ocean predators and found many diving to depths of over 3,200 feet for reasons that are currently unclear. | Continue reading | 7 days ago

Excellent Garmin watch now half price at Amazon in early Black Friday deal

Save a whopping $200 on the sleek Garmin Venu 2S smartwatch ahead of Black Friday. | Continue reading | 7 days ago

Watch SpaceX Starship megarocket explode in 'rapid unscheduled disassembly'

SpaceX's next-generation Starship megarocket launched on its second-ever test flight this Saturday (Nov. 18), but exploded in a 'rapid unscheduled disassembly.' | Continue reading | 7 days ago

Hoard of 100,000 centuries-old coins discovered in Japan

A hoard of more than 100,000 coins found in Japan might have been buried by warriors centuries ago. | Continue reading | 7 days ago

James Webb telescope discovers 'Cosmic Vine' of 20 connected galaxies sprawling through the early universe

The James Webb Space Telescope has discovered a massive chain of 20 galaxies in the early universe, raising questions about the formation of the largest structures in the cosmos. | Continue reading | 8 days ago

NASA is pausing all Mars missions, effective immediately. Here's why.

The Red Planet has reached solar conjunction as its orbit takes it to the far side of the sun and out of sight. NASA's Mars robots are on their own until Nov. 25. | Continue reading | 8 days ago

Don’t miss out on 25% off Bowflex adjustable dumbbells with Best Buy’s Black Friday sale

The Bowflex SelectTech 1090 is less than $300 right now, ranges from 10 lbs up to 90 lbs, and comes with a two-month subscription to the JRNY workout app. | Continue reading | 8 days ago

How long is a second?

The length of a second depends on how you're measuring it. | Continue reading | 8 days ago

Science news this week: Supervolcanoes and a wooden satellite

Nov. 19, 2023: Our weekly roundup of the latest science in the news, as well as a few fascinating articles to keep you entertained over the weekend. | Continue reading | 8 days ago

Space photo of the week: Battling black holes pull two galaxies apart

The Gemini South telescope captured the chaotic aftermath of a billion-year-old collision between two spiral galaxies — and their super-close supermassive black holes. | Continue reading | 9 days ago

Why do dogs chase their tails?

Why are dogs, especially puppies, in endless pursuit of their tails? | Continue reading | 9 days ago

Measles deaths jumped over 40% from 2021 to 2022, CDC reports

Declines in measles vaccination during the COVID-19 pandemic have been tied to an uptick in measles cases, deaths and major outbreaks worldwide. | Continue reading | 9 days ago

Arabian sand boa: The derpy snake that looks like it's got googly eyes glued to the top of its head

Arabian sand boas live in deserts on the Arabian Peninsula, where they lie buried in the sand with only their derpy eyes peeking out as they wait for prey. | Continue reading | 9 days ago

Astronomers spot aurora on the sun for the 1st time

Scientists have spotted an aurora signal caused by electrons accelerating through a sunspot on our star's surface for the first time ever. | Continue reading | 10 days ago

Do lemmings actually jump off of cliffs?

Do these tundra-inhabiting rodents actually jump to their deaths as depicted in a 1958 wildlife documentary? | Continue reading | 10 days ago

Nearly 450 hospital patients in Massachusetts could have been exposed to hepatitis and HIV

Hundreds of endoscopy patients at a Massachusetts hospital were potentially exposed to blood-borne pathogens, the health care facility reported. | Continue reading | 10 days ago

More than 3,000 Roman coins and gems unearthed at 'magical place' in northern Italy

During ongoing excavations at Claterna, an ancient Roman site in Italy known as the "Pompeii of the North," archaeologists unearthed 3,000 coins and 50 gems. | Continue reading | 10 days ago

How to watch SpaceX's Starship launch for 2nd time ever on Saturday, Nov. 18

Liftoff of SpaceX's enormous Starship is currently scheduled for Nov. 18, during a 20-minute window that opens at 8 a.m. ET. | Continue reading | 10 days ago

James Webb telescope detects 'fluffy' alien planet that rains sand

Clouds of silicate sand exist high in exoplanet WASP-107b's atmosphere, new James Webb Space Telescope observations reveal. | Continue reading | 10 days ago

1st black hole to be imaged is spewing 'lightsaber' energy jets larger than the Milky Way, and scientists think they know why

Researchers may have finally figured out how fast-spinning black holes lose energy in the form of enormous energy jets after taking a closer look at the supermassive black hole M87*. | Continue reading | 10 days ago

Iceland volcano could burst like a 'fizzy drink,' with lava reaching Blue Lagoon resort in days

Magma building beneath Iceland may break through the surface in a volcanic eruption, sending lava flows toward the Blue Lagoon, the Svartsengi geothermal power plant and the town of Grindavík. | Continue reading | 10 days ago

These noise-canceling headphones can filter specific sounds on command, thanks to deep learning

Scientists have created headphones that let users pick the sounds they want to listen to or block out, thanks to a new AI algorithm that could lead to "superhuman hearing". | Continue reading | 10 days ago

The Peloton Guide is less than $100 right now with this massive 51% discount

The AI-powered personal trainer uses a camera to track your form and suggests adjustments and technique guidance to get the most from your workouts. | Continue reading | 11 days ago