A tough exoskeleton in ironclad beetles protect them against piercing and crushing, and scientists recently uncovered the unusual interlocking structures that strengthen the insect's hard shell.
For the first time ever, a NASA probe has performed a sample-snagging operation on an asteroid in deep space.
Physicists suggest harnessing the gravitational pull of black holes to create ferocious particle accelerators. The trick? Carefully set everything up so the particles don't get lost forever.
As soon as he saw the data, Paul Chodas knew something was strange about the near-Earth object that had been designated 2020 SO.
An object identified earlier this year as the closest black hole we've ever discovered may have just been demoted.
Lenticular clouds look like saucers and form when wind meets mountains. This photo is one of the Royal Meteorological Society's favorites of the year.
Here are the winners of the Royal Meteorological Society's 2020 Weather Photo of the Year contest, sponsored by AccuWeather.
Filmmakers spent three years following pandas in China's Qinling Mountains, capturing never-before-seen footage of males competing over females.
Back in 2016, researchers claimed Dragonfly 44 was a "failed" Milky Way — a galaxy with a huge dark matter mass but almost no stars. Now, on closer examination, that claim has fallen apart.
The study will test how much virus is needed to infect humans and which vaccines work the best to prevent COVID-19.
Early life may have been far more like animals than we thought, suggests new research that shows bacteria can 'develop' like an embryo.
Only eight countries have signed the Artemis Accords, a set of guidelines surrounding the Artemis Program for crewed exploration of the moon.
The fluid that cushions the human brain redistributes in the skull during spaceflight, according to a new study.
If the Higgs boson really is decaying into pairs of muons in the Large Hadron Collider, that's a big deal for particle physics.
NASA's OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft will "TAG" asteroid Bennu Tuesday (Oct. 20) and collect a sample for return to Earth.