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Meet the newest known moon of Neptune loading...
Meet the newest known moon of Neptune
The wee world, named after a mythical sea creature, has a surprisingly brutal past.
New tiny tyrannosaur helps show how T. rex got big loading...
New tiny tyrannosaur helps show how T. rex got big
The gangly predator fills in a crucial gap in our understanding of how tyrannosaurs came to dominate during the Cretaceous.
Megalodon is definitely extinct—and great white sharks may be to blame loading...
Megalodon is definitely extinct—and great white sharks may be to blame
New analysis of the ancient behemoths suggests they disappeared a million years earlier than thought, raising questions about what led to their demise.
Moon photos from the 1960s were developed in space—here's how loading...
Moon photos from the 1960s were developed in space—here's how
To find safe places for Apollo astronauts to land, NASA designed five survey satellites carrying classified defence technology.
Meet the photographer who translates science into stunning images loading...
Meet the photographer who translates science into stunning images
"It's crazy wonderful." Felice Frankel helps MIT students look at their work in a whole new way.
January's best space pictures: Blood moon and dying star loading...
January's best space pictures: Blood moon and dying star
Also see stars glittering in distant galaxies and China's historic moon landing up-close.
Smartphones revolutionise our lives—but at what cost? loading...
Smartphones revolutionise our lives—but at what cost?
The computer in our hands can do astonishing things, but new studies show just how dramatically they’re distracting us.
Astronomers may have finally seen a star become a black hole loading...
Astronomers may have finally seen a star become a black hole
“This is the target we've been waiting for for years,” says one astrophysicist.
Pictures from NASA's farthest flyby reveal space snowman loading...
Pictures from NASA's farthest flyby reveal space snowman
The first full-fledged images of 2014 MU69 showcase an icy world that's actually made of two primordial parts.
China just landed on the far side of the moon: What comes next? loading...
China just landed on the far side of the moon: What comes next?
The lander-rover combo touched down where no human or robot has ventured before. Find out what it's doing there, and what else is headed for the lunar surface.
How a weird fire vortex sparked a meteorological mystery loading...
How a weird fire vortex sparked a meteorological mystery
A spinning inferno with 230-kilometre-an-hour winds sent scientists scrambling to understand the cause of this deadly phenomenon.
How to donate your body to science loading...
How to donate your body to science
Do you donate your whole body, or just your organs? Who accepts donations? And what happens to your cadaver? Get the basics on body donation.

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