Tom Wagg discovered exoplanet WASP-142b while doing an internship. Just 15 at the time, he is possibly the youngest person ever to find an exoplanet.
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Global warming is heating up the oceans. That is causing waters to warm. As a result, Pacific storms — called typhoons — will become more destructive.
More dinosaur bones are found to contain residues of blood and soft tissue. The discovery could help point to when dinosaurs turned into warm-blooded creatures.
The 5,200-kilometer (3,200 mile) journey of Isabela provides a window into the migration patterns of blue whales.
Humans tend to build fires in the same way, in a pyramid as tall as it is wide. New calculations show this shape burns hottest.
No question about it, Dreadnoughtus schrani was enormous. But a new estimate concludes this dino weighed just half as much as first thought.
This step-by-step series from the Eureka! Lab blog explains how anyone can do a research project and do it right.
This wolf spider can purr like no other. It makes vibrations and sounds to tell a female he’s interested in her.
Hubble Space Telescope photos reveal that the Pluto family may have formed from debris left behind after something slammed into the dwarf planet.
Scientists have found DNA evidence that in the wild, sawfish have produced offspring without mating. That’s a first for an animal with a backbone.
A new system can disable almost all viruses or bacteria that are lurking in donated blood platelets and plasma.
Scientists think the lander’s instruments may have lots to share about comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in coming days to weeks.
Hordes of bacteria live inside people and other animals. This ‘microbiome’ can affect the development of the blood-brain barrier, food choices — even mating.
MERS — a killer viral disease — emerged for the first time only three years ago. That was in the Middle East. Now it has spread to Asia.
Bed bugs have staged a comeback over the past 15 years. The bloodsucking parasites succeeded through a combination of evolution and luck.
Viruses cause many of the world’s common diseases. These germs reproduce by hijacking the cells of their host.
Once the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill ended, oil continued to harm animals in the Gulf of Mexico. Five years later, it still may not be over, biologists worry.
A rise in emissions of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, isn’t just warming Earth. It also could be delaying the onset of the next global cool-down.
That’s not a good thing for these people. Still, it could lead to a new class of drugs to help people who now suffer from chronic pain.
Lucy is the best known of our early ancestors. Now, a new fossil from Ethiopia suggests a second pre-human species lived alongside her kind.
Museum conservators are experts at protecting and restoring precious objects. Along with art or history, many also have studied chemistry, physics, archaeology or other scientific fields.