Mysterious baby star might grow up to be loneliest star in the universe
July 28, 2016, 3:51 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Weird star forming 'in the middle of nowhere' leaves scientists baffled about where it came from.
White dwarf discovered that blasts a strange ray beam at companion star
July 28, 2016, 2:54 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
A very unusual light show can be witnessed in this binary star system 380 light-years away.
First U.S.-approved drone delivery drops off donuts from 7-Eleven
July 23, 2016, 6:13 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
If this is the future of delivery services, should you tip the drone?
Large X-shaped structure spotted in the center of our galaxy
July 21, 2016, 3:18 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
X literally marks the spot in the center of the Milky Way, a phenomenon that offers clues about the galaxy's formation.
Even monogamous birds have affairs and get divorced
July 20, 2016, 5:15 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Female birds often end their marriages when a better territory comes available.
Boozy primates may hint at the roots of alcoholism
July 20, 2016, 3:15 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
A proclivity for fruits and nectars with the highest alcohol content could offer some primates an evolutionary advantage.
Scientists have finally discovered why turtles have shells
July 18, 2016, 10:27 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Turtles use their shells as shields today, but these devices evolved for a completely different reason.
Breakthrough study may finally explain why we sleep
July 16, 2016, 1:44 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
All animals need to sleep, but why? It's one of the great puzzles of biology, and it might finally have a solution.
Every dot on this largest-ever 3-D map is a galaxy
July 15, 2016, 4:25 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
The 1.2 million galaxies represented in the map are still just a sliver of the universe.