Einstein's theory of relativity presented a direct challenge to the notion of ether.
Fossil fuels might get all the attention, but a recent discovery in Tanzania is a reminder of the other, less-heralded natural resources that we use.
Saturn’s moon Enceladus has a secret. For some years, scientists have been convinced that there is a liquid ...
Researchers have built something pretty weird—an artificial stingray. Ethicists and legal experts are still debating the rise of synthetic biology.
Fireflies, lightning bugs, glowworms: the evocative insects of summer reveal some surprising new insights into biology.
Despite years of study, it is only since the 1980s that a theory of the moon's origin has coalesced.
How should the artifacts of the space race be preserved?
The physics behind the fun: roller coasters provide so many examples of basic principles that they are a staple of physics lessons.
A hypothetical Planet Vulcan was the best explanation for strange astrological phenomena—until Einstein, that is.
Neanderthals, suggest recent studies, had complex societies and even some culture.