Huge ball of gas that could be 'cradle of life' probably smells gross
December 23, 2016, 7:29 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Sagittarius B2 is a stinky but fascinating molecular cloud near the center of our galaxy.
Decorative ring that dates to time of Robin Hood unearthed in Sherwood Forest
December 20, 2016, 4:08 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Could Robin Hood have stolen it from the rich to give to the poor?
Meteorite fragment contains bizarre crystals never seen before in nature
December 19, 2016, 3:03 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
So-called 'quasicrystals' might represent a third state of solid matter.
Killer whales vs. shark: Drone footage shows rare attack
December 18, 2016, 2:52 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Video settles who is truly atop the ocean food chain.
Physicist uses science to explain how Santa fits down chimneys
December 14, 2016, 7:58 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Here's how to explain the magic of Christmas with physics.
Mysterious rings around distant star could be evidence of new planets
December 12, 2016, 5:41 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
This might be what our solar system looked like when its planets were still forming.
Magic mushrooms could be a psychiatric wonder drug
December 3, 2016, 11:54 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Cancer patients given psilocybin experienced reduced existential distress, even at the end of life.
World's first polluted river flowed through Jordan 7,000 years ago
December 3, 2016, 9:20 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Neolithic humans may have polluted the river while first learning how to smelt.
World's highest plants discovered 20,000 feet above sea level
December 2, 2016, 6:46 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Vascular plants aren't supposed to be able to grow at such high altitudes.
Our memories as infants might not be lost, new study suggests
December 2, 2016, 12:59 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Memory traces from our earliest years might stay in our brains, waiting to be unlocked.
Matter is spontaneously appearing and then disappearing around this distant star
December 1, 2016, 1:52 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
The mystery seems to hint at the existence of 'virtual particles" that represent fluctuations in the quantum field.