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Meet your new flying nightmare: Thapunngaka shawi.
It’s called the “hipster effect,” and a study from Brandeis University mathematician Jonathan Touboul explains how it happens.
A new study says the reason cave paintings are in such remote caverns was the artists' search for transcendence.
In paint form, the world's "whitest white" reflects so much light that surfaces become cooler than the surrounding air.
A 12-year study shows that these large lemurs have a sophisticated sense of rhythm.
The findings at L’Anse aux Meadows mark the the earliest known year by which human migration had encircled the planet.
Long assumed to be a devoted vegetarian, ancient sloths were fine with some meat.
Guided by ultrasound waves, swarms of microrobots could soon be used to deliver medicine to targeted sites in the body.
Research from NASA reveals Mars’ spectacular volcanic past.
A female boar's intelligence, resolve, and empathy stun researchers.
Yet another ocean monster has been discovered.
How did the troughs form?
Scientists track down a puzzling early burst of oxygen on Earth.
A puzzling — and huge — break in the geological record finally might be explained.
Yes, the magnetosphere is weakening. It does that from time to time.
A genetic study of British Columbia grizzly bears finds a weird link to local human languages.
The way we imagine and listen to melodies sheds light on imagination.
For some reason, the bodies of deceased monks stay "fresh" for a long time.
Australian parrots have worked out how to open trash bins, and the trick is spreading across Sydney.
Long before Alexandria became the center of Egyptian trade, there was Thônis-Heracleion. But then it sank.
Evolution proves to be just about as ingenious as Nikola Tesla
Eight-eyed arachnids can tell when an object's movement is not quite right.
Age ain't nothing but a number, but "inflammatory age" may be real.
Jupiter's mysterious auroral events are caused by vibrating waves of plasma.