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How scientists captured a stunning, hellish menagerie of half-dissolved creatures

A new imaging strategy is responsible for capturing a hellish menagerie of creatures: a skeletal frog that’s crawling out of the...

How to Measure Things That Are Astronomically Far Away

If you want to find the size of a basketball, you can use a normal meter stick to measure the diameter. You...

A Japanese spacecraft just threw two small rovers at an asteroid

This morning, a Japanese space probe deposited two tiny rovers on an asteroid nearly 200 million miles from Earth. The vehicle...

NASA Balloon Captures Images of Rare Electric Blue Clouds

Two months after NASA released a giant balloon into the stratosphere to observe rare polar...

How NASA is learning to grow plants in space and on other worlds

When NASA sends humans to Mars, the astronauts are going to need lots of food for the trip. But freeze-dried prepackaged...

The most heartwarming video you’ll see today is of scientists cooing over this rare...

Moments of scientific discovery are not usually caught on film, but this clip of marine biologists finding a gulper eel in...

Ancient Fossils Highlight Mammalian Spine’s Importance

What makes a mammal a mammal? According to Wikipedia, vertebrates within the class Mammalia are distinguished...

The Delta II Rocket That Gave Us GPS and the Mars Rovers Retires

Last weekend, the Delta II rocket—for 30 years a regular fixture on launchpads in the United States—lifted off for the final time. The...

New Microscope Shows the Quantum World in Crazy Detail

The transmission electron microscope was designed to break records. Using its beam of electrons, scientists have glimpsed many types of viruses for the...

The Science Behind Home Disaster Preparedness Kits Is a Disaster

Helicopters got to Wilmington, North Carolina after a day of isolation; Hurricane Florence made landfall there, and the city, with one foot in...

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