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New research spots a remarkable meeting of Jupiter’s jet streams and its magnetic field and proposes that it may contain the explanation for the planets’ striking cloud patterns.
A new study finds that even minutes of meditation or mindfulness increases your cognitive capabilities.
The Swift-Tuttle comet is the source of the lovely Perseid meteor shower each August. It’s also getting closer and closer, making it "the single most dangerous object known to humanity."
Plant cognitive ecologist Monica Gagliano talks about the challenges facing serious scientific research into plant intelligence.
The vast emptiness of space isn't really so empty: It's filled with space goop made of greasy carbon molecules.
NASA announced the five winners of the latest phase of its 3D-Printing Habitat Competition for designing the structures to be used by humans on Mars.
A new study suggests using "rough scheduling" for leisure activities to avoid making even fun feel like work.
The stunning Super-Kamiokande is hidden beneath a mountain in Japan to detect neutrinos shot from supernovas.
Scientists claim that huge rogue waves account for the disappearance of ships in the Bermuda Triangle.
A new study asserts that liberals and conservatives alike equally disdain hateful comments online, but only when they’re written by women.