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Extreme heat and temperature swings are no match for this lightweight insulator.
Warmer, more lively house flies could spread more Campylobacter bacteria by landing on more food.
In 1969, peregrine falcons were at risk of extinction. But a ban on the pesticide DDT and new captive breeding programs allowed the raptors to recover.
Educational robots show promise for helping kids in the classroom or at home, but researchers are still figuring out how these bots should behave.
After 15 years of exploring Mars, a dust storm led to the demise of NASA’s longest-lived rover.
Researchers are using electric jolts to correct the faulty brain activity that sparks depression.
A new study describes how sperm navigate narrow straits in the reproductive tract’s obstacle course to reach an egg.
Quantum particles seem to disobey a fundamental principle of mathematics.
A newly designed material uses only light to speedily remove 99.9999 percent of microbes from water.
There may be yet another large crater buried beneath Greenland’s ice sheet. But it’s probably not related to the first one found last year.
The first multidrug clinical trial of Ebola treatments is underway amid an outbreak in Congo.
Megaliths spread across the continent due to seafarers’ influence, researcher says.
A 240-million-year-old fossil reveals the oldest known case of bone cancer in an amniote, a group that includes mammals, birds and reptiles.
Scientists are rethinking the shape of the space rock, once thought to be a snowman.
The fourth attempt to investigate the seafloor once hidden by the Larsen C iceberg may have the best chance yet of success.
Newly described patterns of brain activity may help reveal the level of awareness in people with brain injuries.
A yarn-based textile can switch from breathable to insulating and back again, depending on how much you sweat.
A new genetic analysis could upend assumptions about the origins of Indo-European languages.
A Zika outbreak in a Brazilian slum suggests that the timing of dengue infections may matter for protection against Zika.
High-tech pills equipped with medicinal needles could administer painless shots inside the body.
Women may live past their reproductive years because they help their grandchildren survive, but there are limits to that benefit.
Record-level rains and temperatures struck different regions of the world in 2018, the fourth warmest year on record.
Scientists debate a controversial hypothesis that suggests that massive crumbling ice cliffs could speed up future sea level rise.