The population of tuskless female elephants in Mozambique increased significantly after decades of ivory poaching, a sobering new study concludes.
The first stars formed using products from the Big Bang, and learning more about them can teach us about how the universe as we know it came to be.
The new model proposes a filament-like magnetic tunnel encompassing the entire solar system, explaining two mysterious features of the sky.
Fast radio bursts are a huge cosmic mystery, and now scientists have detected an unprecedented number of signals from one source in just 47 days.
“It seems different to all types of astronomical objects we know, it may be a new type of object,” said the study's lead author.
Physicists Marcos Santander and Lu Lu discuss IceCube (not the rapper) in a new episode of Motherboard’s “Space Show.”
“It is a pure stroke of luck” that none of the explosions and their giant craters have "caused loss of life or infrastructure damage,” said one scientist.
The Well of Barhout in Yemen is millions of years old, nobody knows how it formed, and now cavers have reached the floor for the first time.
The 23,000-year-old "ghost tracks" were primarily made by children and teenagers who were doing work for elders or just hanging around.
The unexpected discovery suggests that one in five galaxies in the ancient universe may be concealed behind dust.
The biodegradable fliers are the size of sand grains, and could be used to track airborne pathogens, monitor pollution, or collect scientific data.
The "Per-Tau shell," which extends for nearly 500 light years, solves a big mystery and has implications for astrophysics as a whole.