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New research suggests that the Nazis had enough uranium to make a working nuclear reactor.
Put two types of sand grains together in a chamber, and they can flow like fluids under the right conditions.
New analyses of the data used to find the first discovered exomoon are reaching conflicting results.
Scientists are working out how Trichomonas vaginalis, one of the most prevalent sexually transmitted infections, causes problems in women and men.
An underappreciated form of dementia that causes memory trouble in older people gets a name: LATE.
Researchers are seeking ways to break the link between preschool worries and adult anxiety.
Amateur astronomer images and satellite data are revealing what causes the strange atmospheric glow called STEVE.
U.S. measles cases have surged to 704. Outbreaks reveal pockets of vulnerability where too many unvaccinated people are helping the virus spread.
Quantum physicist Paul Kwiat reveals what it takes do well in LabEscape, his science-themed escape room.
Young aphids swollen with fatty substances save their colony by self-sacrifice, using that goo to patch breaches in the wall of their tree home.
Researchers examine why war’s emotional wounds run deep in some youngsters, not others.
Hayabusa2’s crater-blasting success, confirmed by an image beamed back from the spacecraft, paves the way to grab subsurface asteroid dust.
In ‘The Shape of Life,’ Shing-Tung Yau describes his groundbreaking work in geometry, which provided insights into string theory.
The numbers of green sea turtles spotted around Hawaii, American Samoa and the Mariana Islands have increased in the last decade.
Scientists mapped virus diversity around the world’s oceans. That knowledge may be key to making better climate simulations.
Researchers close in on how low levels of a kind of RNA may trigger lupus — offering hope for future treatments for the autoimmune disease.
A conflict known as the Transfermium Wars marked a contentious struggle over the search for new elements beginning in the 1960s.
Each year from 2010 to 2017, 21 million children did not get vaccinated against measles, according to UNICEF.
Missing mitochondrial DNA inside a parasitic marine microbe turned up inside the organism’s nucleus.
Early foragers may have laid the foundation for farming’s ascent in South America’s tropical forests.
With electrodes in the brain, scientists translated neural signals into speech, which could someday help the speechless speak.
Scientists have made the first direct observations of an exotic type of radioactive decay called two-neutrino double electron capture.
Troves of Cambrian fossils are known at more than 50 places around the world. Here are five standout spots.
NASA’s InSight mission appears to have detected a Marsquake for the first time.