Our solar system might have formed in the bubbles around a larger, long-dead star
December 23, 2017, 1:25 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Scientists are still trying to figure out the mysteries of how our unique solar system began.
What is mouthfeel, and why do some foods just feel funny?
December 18, 2017, 12:21 p.m. by Robin Shreeves
It's not your imagination. A food's texture can change the way you perceive its taste.
Weird science stories that grabbed our attention in 2017
December 18, 2017, 9:43 a.m. by Jacqueline Gulledge
From weight-defying spider webs to a giant glowing orb in the sky, these are some of the more unusual stories of 2017.
Cellphones are silencing the 'bird languages' of northern Turkey
December 14, 2017, 11:30 a.m. by Matt Hickman
Whistled Turkish is deemed under-threat by UNESCO.
Human-sized penguins once waddled around New Zealand
December 13, 2017, 2:31 p.m. by Noel Kirkpatrick
This 5-foot-7 penguin weighed at least 220 pounds and speared fish with its sizable beak.
Physicists just discovered a new form of matter that was hypothesized almost 50 years ago
December 11, 2017, 8:07 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
It's called excitonium, and its discovery could be of "cosmic significance."
Why scientists want you to take a picture of the spider that freaked you out
December 11, 2017, 4:57 p.m. by Christian Cotroneo
Your fuzzy roommate could be a scientific treasure.
Scientists have found the weirdest dinosaur that ever lived
December 7, 2017, 4:39 p.m. by Christian Cotroneo
The halszkaraptor looks like it was cobbled together from a penguin, a duck and a swan.
Here's your new favorite Christmas song, according to science
December 6, 2017, 1:15 p.m. by Jenn Savedge
'Love's Not Just For Christmas' has all the elements of a great holiday tune — except for Michael Bublé.
Norway's melting ice is revealing priceless ancient artifacts
One day without plastic. Can you do it?
A fox and a snowy owl met on a winter night
Border collies run like the wind to bring new life to Chilean forest
Why are those Finnish Olympians knitting?
Oh, I know ewe! Sheep surprise scientists with facial recognition skills