A team of researchers has found a marked variation among countries in contributions to the conservation of world’s large mammal population, with poorer countries taking a more active approach than...
A study of 492 protected sites around the continental U.S. revealed that in nearly two-thirds of these areas, noise from human activities was twice as high as natural background sound levels.
The proof-of-concept experiment proves that it is possible — at least in theory — for future lunar colonists to build habitats using material available in situ.
A fresh analysis of the apparent slowdown in the rate of rise of global temperatures between 1998 and 2012 has shown that the phenomenon was the result of natural short-term variability that does...
If hybrid mesons, which are identical to ordinary mesons in composition but quite different in behavior, are discovered, it would help us expand our understanding of the strong nuclear force.
This system, which is just 10.5 light-years from Earth, is 800 million years old, and could help scientists understand how our solar system formed and evolved.
Experiments conducted by a team of linguists suggest people who fluently speak two languages think about time differently than those who speak only one.
A team of researchers has come up with a technique to “breed” Schrödinger’s cats, and has, in the process, figured out a way to create cats with much bigger amplitude than ever before.
According to a new study, the mysterious excess of high-energy gamma ray emissions coming from the Milky Way’s centre is most likely caused by pulsars and not dark matter as previously thought.
The image, taken using the orbiter's HiRise camera, shows sedimentary rock layers covered in wind-blown sand.
The breakthrough could lead to the creation of techniques that may allow scientists to study humans' evolutionary history without relying solely on hard-to-find skeletal remains.
These observations could provide crucial insights into the scarcely understood reionization phase of the universe, and help understand the events that led to the birth of the first galaxies.
A new survey indicates that our galaxy may be more efficient than previously believed at evening out the proportion of heavy and light isotopes.
In a 52-page audit report, the space agency's Office of Inspector General warned that there was a “significant risk” that its next-generation spacesuits may not be ready before the International...
The exoplanet discovered using a technique called microlensing, is approximately the size of Earth, but is far, far colder.
Scientists associated with the ALICE collaboration at CERN's Large Hadron Collider have observed possible signatures of this hot and dense plasma even in collisions between protons.
Analysis of Cassini and Voyager data has revealed that this gigantic bubble of charged particles powered by solar winds may be more spherical than previously thought.
A team of researchers has, using simulations to model the behavior and evolution of galaxies, shown that the presence of dark matter can explain the diverse population of galaxies in the present...
The nebula, located 5,200 light-years from Earth, enshrouds a large, bright star named EZ Canis Majoris.
Whitson, who broke the U.S. record for the most number of days in space, will receive a call Monday morning from President Donald Trump.