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Could Life on Mars Be Lurking Deep Underground?

To find life on Mars, scientists may need to «go deep.»

NASA's Insight Lander on Mars Spotted from Space

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter photographed the InSight lander, as well as the hardware that helped the stationary robot ace its Nov. 26 touchdown on the equatorial plain known as Elysium Planitia.

Time Travel Is Possible — But Only If You Have an Object With Infinite Mass

Who wouldn't want to travel in time, glimpsing the dinosaurs or peeking at humans 2,000 years from now? Now physicists have designed a time machine that seems deceptively simple.

Scientists Try to Save Woolly Monkeys from Extinction … by Training Them to Be Wild Again

Colombian researchers hope to revive an endangered species by rehabilitating monkeys confiscated from smugglers. The captive animals' struggles show that survival is not guaranteed.

Photos: Exquisitely Preserved Ancient Tomb Discovered at Saqqara

Gorgeous photos show a 4,400-year-old tomb of a divine inspector in ancient Egypt.

4,400-Year-Old Tomb of 'Divine Inspector' with Hidden Shafts Discovered in Egypt

One of the hidden shafts might hold the divine inspector's sarcophagus.

Leo DiCaprio's Rumored Plan to Buy a Dinosaur Duo Has Paleontologists Upset

Leonardo DiCaprio is rumored to be in the market for a $2.5 million dinosaur duo: a meat-eating Allosaurus mother and babe, according to Page Six in the New York Post.

Tornadoes Don't Form Like Meteorologists Thought They Did

Tornado rotation seems to start right at ground level.

Study 'Proves' Parachutes Don't Save People Who Fall Out of Airplanes

You might think that it's safer to jump out of an airplane with a parachute than without one. But, according to science, you'd be wrong.

Half-Size, Ruffle-Headed Relative of Triceratops Discovered

If head frills were a fashion statement, a newly identified 73-million-year-old triceratops relative was certainly at the top of its game.

50,000-Year-Old Tiara Made from Woolly Mammoth Ivory Found in Denisova Cave

The tiara was probably worn by an adult man with a relatively large head.

What Lies Beneath the Transylvanian Castle That Imprisoned 'Dracula'?

A castle where the bloodthirsty Vlad the Impaler was once imprisoned is slowly revealing its secrets, thanks to new radar scans of the ground below the structure.

Where DOES Space Begin? Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Flies Right into the Debate

«SpaceShipTwo, welcome to space,» reads a triumphant tweet from Virgin Galactic posted during today's successful test flight after the company's vehicle reached 51.4 miles (82.7 kilometers) in altitude.

Watch an Elephant Named Kelly Scoop Cereal Into Her Mouth in Easily the Best Study of 2018

One step closer to the perfect cereal-eating robot.

Invasive Tick Is 'Here to Stay,' and Here's Where It Could Spread Next

An invasive tick species, new to the U.S., has already popped up in nine states, and a new study suggests that the species could spread much further.

Do You Carry Neanderthal DNA? The Shape of Your Skull May Tell.

The shape of your brain may say a lot about the Neanderthal in you.

Comet Will Make Closest Approach to Earth This Weekend. And You Can See It Without a Telescope.

As comets blaze across the night sky, they can bring wonder and excitement to those watching from Earth – or even a sense of impending doom.

US Navy's Secrecy Likely Stalled Ocean Science Progress for Decades

When the U.S. Navy classified vital seafloor data during World War II and after, it delayed the development of a key theory.

Fireball That Exploded Over Greenland Shook Earth, Triggering Seismic Sensors

These are the first-ever seismic recordings of a meteor impact on ice in Greenland.

Huge Marsupial Lion Terrorized Ancient Australia, Sat Adorably on Its Tail

The marsupial lion has long mystified scientists. But the recent discovery of more of its fossils, including a nearly complete skeleton of the extinct beast, has revealed some of its secrets.

Some Kotex Tampons Recalled After Reports of 'Pieces Left in the Body'

Certain Kotex tampons are being recalled after some users reported that the product unraveled or came apart, and in some cases, resulted in «pieces left in the body.»

Exploding Stars Helped Kill Earth's Ancient Sea Monsters, New Study Suggests

Did an exploding star kill the Earth's biggest sharks?

All About Apples: Health Benefits, Nutrition Facts and History

An apple a day may really keep the doctor away, as these fruits are low in calories and high in fiber, have only a trace of sodium and no fat.

8,300-Year-Old Stone Snake Heads Reveal Stone Age Ritual Ceremonies

What might be passed over as two oddly shaped rocks are the work of Stone Age artisans who sculpted the rocks into beady-eyed snake heads, archaeologists have found.

NASA Space Lasers Creating Most Detailed Map Ever of Antarctica's Ice

It's measuring the highs and lows of our planet.

The US Lost 1 Warship in WWI. 100 Years Later, We Know What Caused the Sinking.

A new exploration of a 100-year-old shipwreck reveals the weapon that brought the vessel down.

How This Supercolony of 1.5 Million Penguins Stayed Hidden for Nearly 3,000 Years

Sometimes we miss one or two, sometimes we miss millions.

Future Humans May Call Us the 'Chicken People,' and Here's Why

Domesticated chickens, it turns out, could be a signpost for future archaeologists that screams, «Humans were here!»

The Arctic Is Not Doing Well (at All)

The Arctic is warming faster than ever.

Cannibalism? Nope, This 8,000-Year-Old Man Was Likely Burned in a Ritual

The shattered skull of a hunter who lived about 8,000 years ago isn’t evidence of cannibalism, as scientists previously thought. Rather, the hunter died in a grisly murder, new research suggests.

These Simple Tips May Prevent Holiday Weight Gain, Study Suggests

Some simple tips, including weighing yourself regularly, can help prevent holiday weight gain, a new study finds.

Super-Steamy Megalodon May Have Been Too Hot to Avoid Extinction

Why did megalodon go extinct? New research has answers, and the shark's high body temperature likely played a part.

'Miracle' Excavation of 'Little Foot' Skeleton Reveals Mysterious Human Relative

Following an epic 20-year-long excavation in South Africa, researchers have finally recovered and cleaned the nearly-complete skeleton of an ancient human relative.

Asteroid Bennu Had Water! NASA Probe Makes Tantalizing Find

NASA's OSIRIS-REx probe, which just arrived at the asteroid Bennu last week, has already found lots of hydrated minerals on the space rock, mission team members announced today (Dec. 10).

Here’s Why Scientists Are Poring Over Ancient Alpaca Poo

Ancient poop could reveal the history of alpaca domestication.

Earth's Mysterious 'Deep Biosphere' Is Home to Millions of Undiscovered Species, Scientists Say

Should we search for life on other planets, or begin searching deep inside our own?

How Rising Temperatures Suffocated 96 Percent of Sea Life in Earth's Biggest Extinction

Here's the horrifying way these sea creatures met their end more than 250 million years ago.

It's Official! NASA's Famed Voyager 2 Spacecraft Reaches Interstellar Space

It's time to say goodbye to one of the most storied explorers of our age: Voyager 2 has entered interstellar space.

How to Survive the 'Game of Thrones,' According to Science

If you want to survive the «Game of Thrones,» it pays to be noble, female and flexible about the concept of loyalty.
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