Light from behind a black hole spotted for 1st time, proving Einstein right
Scientists hope to use this new discovery to better understand how space-time warps and bends in the presence of massive objects like black holes.
Single bee is making an immortal clone army thanks to a genetic fluke
The worker bees' ability to clone themselves can be as destabilizing to the hives of other species as it is to their own.
1 Billion Years of Tectonic Plate Movement in 40 Seconds
This animated map shows the last billion years of Earth's tectonic plate movement in just 40 seconds.
Was Einstein wrong? Why some astrophysicists are questioning the theory of space-time
To better understand the universe, we may need to kill off one of the most important theories of all time.
Just 7% of our DNA is unique to modern humans, study shows
WASHINGTON (AP) — What makes humans unique? Scientists have taken another step toward solving an enduring mystery with a new tool that may allow for more precise comparisons between the DNA of modern humans and that of our extinct ancestors.
An ancient star casts new light on the birth of the universe
Astronomers have discovered an exceedingly old star at the edge of our galaxy that seems to have formed only a few million years after the Big Bang.
Exotic crystals of 'ice 19' discovered
Scientists have identified the 19th form of water ice. The exotic, four-sided crystals of this rare ice variety, now dubbed ice XIX, form at ultra-low temperatures and ultra-high pressures.
Weird 'living fossil' fish lives 100 years, pregnant for 5
The coelacanth — a giant weird fish still around from dinosaur times — can live for 100 years, a new study found. These slow-moving, people-sized fish of the deep, nicknamed a “living fossil,” are the opposite of the live fast, die young mantra.
World's largest iceberg just broke off an Antarctic ice shelf
The world's largest iceberg, an enormous chunk of ice bigger than the state of Rhode Island, has broken off Antarctica's Ronne Ice Shelf.
Strange Sea Creature Found in Oceans Around the World May Improve Health of Marine Ecosystems
Florida State University researchers have more insight into a strange sea creature found in oceans around the world and what their presence means for the health of a marine ecosystem. Scientists have thought that salps — small marine organisms that look like clear, gelatinous blobs — competed for
Magnetic North Pole 1840–2019
Unlike our geographic North Pole, which is in a fixed location, magnetic north wanders. This has been known since it was first measured in 1831, and subseque...
Ancient Rocky Structure Found Beneath Antarctica. And It's Messing with the Ice.
The potential for the Ross ice shelf in Antarctica to collapse is determined by a newly discovered rock boundary running right down the middle of the ice.
A Window to Ancient Earth Lies at the Bottom of Lake Huron
Author: Becca Dzombak Edited by: Zuleirys Santana-Rodriguez, Emily Glass, and Whit Froehlich In Lake Huron, off the coast of Michigan, lies a window to an ancient world. An underwater sinkho…