discoveries

Science

There's an Ocean Deep Inside the Earth

The discovery of a rare gem shows that there an enormous water reservoir in the Earth's mantle.
Jason Koebler
4.1.19
artifacts

8-Year-Old Girl Pulls Ancient Sword From Lake, Is Our Ruler Now

Long may Saga reign.
Becky Ferreira
3.24.19
china

Chinese Cave Graffiti Contains 500 Years of Climate Data

For the first time, researchers find a direct link between historical cave inscriptions and geochemical records.
Emiko Jozuka
2.3.19
exoplanets

Scientists Discover ‘Super-Earth’ That’s Only Six Light Years Away

Astronomers have been looking for exoplanets around Barnard’s Star for decades. Now, they’ve finally spotted one.
Becky Ferreira
11.14.18
ancient life

The Oldest Life on Earth Has Been Discovered in Canada's Arctic

It's an estimated 4 billion years old.
Bryson Masse
8.12.18
astronomy

Twelve New Moons Discovered Orbiting Jupiter

The moons were discovered serendipitously while astronomers hunted for the hypothetical Planet Nine.
Becky Ferreira
7.17.18
Science

There's an Ocean Deep Inside the Earth

The discovery of a rare gem shows that there an enormous water reservoir in the Earth's mantle.
Jason Koebler
3.6.18
history

The Genetic Atlas Shows You Where You Came From

It tells 4,000 years of human migration, breeding, and war.
Jason Koebler
11.14.17
immortality

Scientists Found a Way to Stop Aging in Human Cells

They targeted telomeres, caps on chromosomes whose length roughly corresponds to age.
Kate Lunau
8.2.17
Motherboard

Humanity Will 'Touch the Sun' with the Fastest Spacecraft Ever Made

The most ambitious NASA mission you’ve never heard of.
Becky Ferreira
4.8.17
Motherboard

The Oldest Life on Earth Has Been Discovered in Canada's Arctic

It's an estimated 4 billion years old.
Bryson Masse
3.1.17