discoveries

vulcan

Scientists Find 'Super-Earth' In Star System From 'Star Trek'

Like Spock's home world Vulcan, this newly discovered exoplanet orbits the 40 Eridani triple star system.
Becky Ferreira
a day ago
Mummies

Authorities Opened That Black Sarcophagus and Found Three Mummies Stewing in Sewage

"The sarcophagus has been opened, but we have not been hit by a curse.”
Becky Ferreira
7.19.18
astronomy

Twelve New Moons Discovered Orbiting Jupiter

The moons were discovered serendipitously while astronomers hunted for the hypothetical Planet Nine.
Becky Ferreira
7.17.18
Conservation

Most Hunt Management Plans Aren’t Based in Science

In a new study, 60 percent of plans—spanning Canadian provinces and US states—lacked a scientific approach.
Lisa Cumming
3.7.18
Cave Dives

The World’s Biggest Underwater Cave Is Full of Maya Bones and Artifacts

Mexico’s San Actun cave system contains pottery, bones of extinct giant sloths, and a 9,000-year-old human skull.
Becky Ferreira
2.22.18
bottled water

We Keep Buying Bottled Water Because We Fear Death

Ads for bottled water make it seem safer and purer than normal tap water, researchers say.
Stephen Leahy
2.2.18
biomimicry

This ‘Skin’ Is as Hard as Artificial Tooth Enamel and Can Heal Itself

Oh, and it's antibacterial, too.
Rebecca Flowers
1.31.18
caribou

Backcountry Skiing Is Hurting Canada’s Endangered Caribou

Your trip out into nature could be putting these animals at risk.
Lisa Cumming
1.10.18
cryptozoology

'Yeti Bones' Were Actually Just Bears, DNA Analysis Shows

It's the most rigorous analysis to date of Yeti samples, the researchers say.
Kate Lunau
11.29.17
discoveries

This Spliff-Shaped Interstellar Asteroid Just Buzzed by Earth

‘Oumuamua’s bizarre dimensions have “never been seen in our own solar system.”
Becky Ferreira
11.20.17
Extinct Predators

This Extinct Wolf-Sized Otter Demolished Prey With Its Forceful Bite

This 110-pound otter that lived 6 million years ago had a powerful bite, and was likely a top predator.
Becky Ferreira
11.9.17
Animal Cognition

At Least Eight Sheep in the World Can Recognize Barack Obama

In a new study, sheep can pick out a celebrity face from a rando's.
Samantha Cole
11.8.17