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Fireflies light up the forest floor of the Great Smoky Mountains.

Natural Wonders: Synchronous Fireflies

Fireflies. Lightning bugs. Whatever you call the little beetles,...
closeup of moss

‘Extremotolerant’ Moss Could Grow on Mars

Scientists have discovered a species of moss that lives...
aerial of Ganges River Delta

A Massive Earthquake Once Changed the Course of the Ganges

About 2,500 years ago, a huge earthquake hit the...
three woolly mammoths

Small Population of Woolly Mammoths Survived for Centuries, Against All Odds

Ten thousand years ago, as the Pleistocene ended and...
Satellite image showing the Moon passing in front of the Earth. The far side of the Moon is illuminated to the camera.

China Just Retrieved Rocks from the Dark Side of the Moon. What Does This Mean for Science?

On Tuesday, a strange bell-shaped casket floated gently down...
a painted lady butterfly

These Butterflies Flew Non-Stop Across the Atlantic Ocean

For the first time, scientists have recorded insects crossing...
AI image of aliens

Harvard Researchers Propose Odd Theory: Could Aliens Walk Among Us?

Some Harvard researchers are considering the possibility that aliens...
examining a diamond under a scope

Lab Grows Diamonds in 15 Minutes

They don’t make them like they used to —...
a desert landscape with lights on the horizon

Exploration Mysteries: The Marfa Lights

There's something spooky happening way out in the desert,...
a dense forest

Single and Ready to Mingle: World’s Loneliest Plant Seeks Mate

If you think it's rough out there for single...
Milky Way

Students Find Oldest Stars in the Universe

Undergrads from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have...
a man on a boat holds up a bag of blood

Weekend Warm-Up: Are Sharks Really Attracted to Human Blood? This YouTuber Finds Out

Does the smell of human blood really whip sharks...
a jararaca

Researcher Steps on 100 Pit Vipers (For Science!)

The jararaca is one of South America's most venomous...
smoking crater on snowy volcano

Mt. Erebus: Fountain of Gold, Heart of Darkness

It turns out that Mount Erebus spews a fortune...
Shooting stars in a time lapse photo with a tree in the foreground

New Theory Gets Us One Step Closer to Understanding the Origins of Life

We know a lot about the origins of the...
The giordano bruno crater

Scientists Identify Near-Earth Asteroid’s Birthplace

When scientists discovered the asteroid Kamo'oalewa in 2016, they...
The cyborg cockroaches move over the sand

Cyborg Cockroaches Programmed to Move in Formation

In an experiment out of The Terminator, scientists released...
Illustration of the system that revealed the existence of Gaia-BH3.

Milky Way’s Biggest Black Hole 33 Times Bigger Than Our Sun

In the career of an astronomer, it’s hard to...
Lenga beech forest in Patagonia

Climate Change Plays Havoc with Trees’ Internal Clocks

Most people associate circadian rhythms and internal clocks with...
A close up of periodical cicada.

U.S. Girds For Cicada Invasion

This year, a rare cicada event will take place...
a triangular island with a black appearance

Vostok Island: The Black Hole for Birds

Is Vostok Island a black hole in the Pacific...
Earth viewed from the moon. The earth is visible over the horizon.

How the Moon Once Turned Inside Out

There are a lot of fairytales about the Moon,...
rendering of a T-Rex in an ancient forest

Ancient Tapeworm Trapped in Resin Could Trigger Jurassic Park Scenario

Parasitologists in China have discovered one of the world’s...

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