The largest shark that ever lived may have vanished in part because the comparatively smaller great white had a taste for the same prey.
During the record-setting 2020 Atlantic storm season, the most extreme three-hour rainfall rates were 10 percent higher than they would have been without climate change, a new study found.
Signs of cryovolcanic activity on the dwarf planet in the recent geological past must be driven by an underground body of water, a study suggests.
Letter by painstaking letter, a man in a completely locked-in state was able to formulate words and sentences using only his thoughts.
A new analysis of the DNA of the remains of ancient people in the jungles of Belize reveals that farming technology arrived from the south.
Scientists describe a new species of vampyropod from a 328-million-year-old, 10-armed fossil found in Montana.
For the past year, scientists have been looking for the source of strange coronavirus sequences that have appeared in the city’s wastewater.
The Trojan asteroid 2020 XL5, which follows the same path around the sun as our planet, was revealed only after a decade of searching.
The findings, related to gold mining in Peru, provide new evidence of how people are altering ecosystems in dangerous ways around the world.
Scientists have created a bacterial ink that reproduces itself and can be 3D-printed into living architecture.
Researchers took a deep dive into embryonic development to tease out the source of the tabby pattern in cats.
A new paleoclimate model finds many favorable windows when Homo sapiens might have survived a migration out of Africa.
Stromboli’s volcano is always active, always at the brink of devastating paroxysms. For those who visit the island as tourists or scientists, it is a spectacle like no other.
Even before the pandemic, many female scientists felt unsupported in their fields. Now, some are hitting a breaking point.
From studies of “geometric frustration,” scientists learn how paper folds under pressure.
M.I.T. researchers have devised a virtual-reality technique that lets them read old letters that were mailed not in envelopes but in the writing paper itself after being folded into elaborate enclosures.
Deaths at a Sierra Leone sanctuary that stumped people for 15 years have now been linked to a bacterium that seems to cause similar ailments in humans.
Inconsistent and flawed data is undercutting efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from American cities, according to a new study.
They’re the first animals known to turn food into extra limbs.
Rescued from their cold, cramped and nutrient-poor homes, the bacteria awoke in the lab and grew.
Researchers whose canceled U.S. grant caused an outcry from other scientists urge preventive monitoring of viruses in southwestern China.