The detection of phosphine is “not robust evidence for life” on Venus, scientists say, but a biological origin for the signature has not been ruled out yet.
Dark matter lenses, which distort and amplify light from background objects, may be more abundant in galaxy clusters than expected.
The 2020 wildfire season on the West Coast is the most expansive on record.
A group of mathematicians just made a fundamental discovery about the 12-sided dodecahedron, opening up new avenues for research millenia after Plato first described the shape.
Rust requires oxygen, water, and the right conditions, all of which the Moon lacks. So where did a newly discovered iron oxide come from? Earth is one possibility.
Mysterious craters have been popping up in the Arctic tundra in recent years, and the latest example is 50 meters deep.
A merger with a black hole possessing an unexplained 'forbidden mass' created the first conclusive example of an intermediate black hole in the most massive merger ever detected using ripples in spacetime.
Scientists analyzed 24,000 dream reports using AI in the largest dream analysis study to date to test the 'continuity hypothesis'—the idea that dreams are influenced by and interact with waking life.
The discovery of the bridge is another tantalizing step towards observing the cosmic web: the vast network of dark matter and hydrogen gas believed to form the backbone of the universe.
Earth and Jupiter appear to give some passing spacecraft a speed boost, a persistent anomaly so mysterious and unexplained that its very existence is controversial.
If the theory is confirmed with further work, it would show that stars that died hundreds of millions of years ago may have taken some Earthlings to the grave with them, forever altering the course of life on our world.”
A team of astronomers and volunteers tracked down the coldest brown dwarfs, which are too small to be stars and too big to be planets, within about 65 light years of the Sun.