Researchers find an unusual property of a bacteria that can breathe in metal.
A new study shows white dwarf stars create an essential component of life.
Your television may soon get a serious upgrade.
When searching for extraterrestrial life, astronomers may want to look at planets with hydrogen-rich atmospheres.
The physical action of handwashing plus the properties of soap is a one-two punch for the virus.
Dr. Kate Biberdorf explains why boiling water makes it safer and how water molecules are unusual and cool.
Researchers decoded the love signals of lizards "spoken" through chemical signals.
The researchers hope to develop a no-trace plastic to curtail marine pollution and ghost fishing.
Creators of the popular protein-folding game, Foldit, are seeking help to design a treatment for COVID-19.
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A new method of measuring human exposure to the potentially toxic chemical calls into question regulatory policy.
Researchers discovered a mysterious quantum effect that breaks a 60-year-old physics theorem.
Doctors put a human into suspended animation for the first time ever.
Scientists speculate that if life were to have spontaneously developed on Earth, the first thing there would need to be are vesicles.
Rather than scrubbing the emissions from fossil fuel plants, a new analysis suggests we should simply replace those power plants with renewable alternatives.
Scientists find common chemicals can negatively impact pregnant women.
Some pesticides are about as toxic as table salt.
The synthetic chemicals — called PFAS — never break down naturally.
New research reveals a major shift in what pressures life used to face.
Harvard engineers make a breakthrough polarization camera.
Its scarcity could impact scientific research as well as the high-tech industry.