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Volcanic lightning can help warn of dangerous eruptions loading...
Volcanic lightning can help warn of dangerous eruptions
These dramatic light shows could soon be just as useful as they are beautiful.
Both of NASA's Voyager spacecraft are now interstellar. Where to next? loading...
Both of NASA's Voyager spacecraft are now interstellar. Where to next?
Launched in 1977, the twin probes will likely outlive the sun. Find out what star systems they’ll meet as they head deeper into the galaxy.
Exclusive: Sparkly, opal-filled fossils reveal new dinosaur species loading...
Exclusive: Sparkly, opal-filled fossils reveal new dinosaur species
Australian miners uncovered the gem of a find—a dog-size herbivore named Weewarrasaurus pobeni.
Why space weather is being made in the lab loading...
Why space weather is being made in the lab
As a NASA probe spirals closer to the sun, one team on Earth is re-creating the delicate dance between our star and the planet.
Geminid meteors peak, and more can't-miss sky shows in December loading...
Geminid meteors peak, and more can't-miss sky shows in December
Also look up for spectacular lunar pairings and the arrival of the solstice this month.
Pro and Con: Should Gene Editing Be Performed on Human Embryos? loading...
Pro and Con: Should Gene Editing Be Performed on Human Embryos?
The most potent use of the new gene editing technique CRISPR is also the most controversial: tweaking the genomes of human embryos to eliminate genes that cause disease. We don’t allow it now. Should we ever?
New Mars lander safely touches down. What happens now? loading...
New Mars lander safely touches down. What happens now?
NASA's InSight lander has reached the optimal spot for getting to the heart of the red planet.
Landing on Mars is harder than you think. Here’s how NASA prepares. loading...
Landing on Mars is harder than you think. Here’s how NASA prepares.
Practice makes perfect when sending a robot on the perilous journey to the red planet.
Meet the woman who discovered a whole new type of galaxy loading...
Meet the woman who discovered a whole new type of galaxy
Turkish-born astrophysicist Burçin Mutlu-Pakdil shares her name with a rare double ring of stars more than 350 light-years away.
The kilogram is forever changed. Here's why that matters. loading...
The kilogram is forever changed. Here's why that matters.
From bathroom scales to medical lab balances, the mass standard is now based on a value that is woven into the fabric of the universe.
Ozone Depletion loading...
Ozone Depletion
How is Earth's atmosphere losing its most important layer?
T. rex ancestor had an S-shaped brain, fossil reveals loading...
T. rex ancestor had an S-shaped brain, fossil reveals
The complex skull shows how tyrannosaurs became effective hunters at any size.

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