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The Mystery of Tarantulas’ Brilliant Colour Schemes May Finally Be Solved

Tarantulas don't just come in brown and black. These large, hairy spiders can also display wonderful hues of blue, green, purple, and red.Yet tarantulas...

A Once-in-a-Century Climate ‘Anomaly’ Might Have Made World War I Even...

An abnormally bad season of weather may have had a significant impact on the death toll from both World War I and the 1918...

Scientists Say They’ve Determined The Total Amount of Matter in The...

The stuff that makes up our Universe is tricky to measure, to put it mildly. We know that most of the Universe's matter-energy density...

Largest Study of Its Kind Identifies 41 Gene Variants Linked to...

It's a question that's surprisingly hard to answer: why are most of us right-handed, some of us left-handed, and even fewer ambidextrous? Can we...

Is The Dominant, Mutated Coronavirus Strain More Infectious? Experts Can’t Agree

No pathogen on Earth is being more closely monitored than the coronavirus.Scientists have been regularly collecting and genetically sequencing samples of the virus to...

Pets Can Be a Mental Health Buffer During The Stress of...

Pets Can Be a Mental Health Buffer During The Stress of Lockdown, Study Shows
Good news for pet owners, and not just dog people and cat lovers. Having a pet or companion animal – whether it be a furry...

Wildfires Rip Through California, Forcing Tens of Thousands to Flee And...

Tens of thousands of people were forced to flee their homes in California's Napa and Sonoma valleys on Monday as wildfires fanned by fierce...

‘Earthgrazer’ Meteoroid Seen Bouncing Off Atmosphere in Super-Rare Video Footage

Here's something we don't see very often: an Earth-grazing meteoroid.On September 22, 2020, a small space rock skipped through Earth's atmosphere and bounced back...

A Network of Hidden Lakes Has Been Found Under The Surface...

The surface of Mars is renowned for its aridity. The entire planet is a dusty, barren desert - a wasteland of rock and, in...

Experimental Cancer Treatment Destroys Cancer Cells Without Using Any Drugs

One of the latest methods pioneered by scientists to treat cancer uses a Trojan horse sneak attack to prompt cancer cells to self-destruct – all...

The World’s Marvellously Freaky Carnivorous Plants Are in More Trouble Than...

It's hard to fathom that carnivorous plants exist. When Charles Darwin first described how a Venus flytrap worked, calling it "one of the most...

Crows Are Capable of Conscious Thought, Scientists Demonstrate For The First...

New research into the minds of crows has revealed a jaw-dropping finding: the canny corvids aren't just clever - they also possess a form...

Your Running Shoes Might Actually Increase Your Risk of Injury, Scientists...

Look down at the shoes on your feet or the pairs in your closet it's likely their front tips curve upward. This is known...

Here’s What People Used Before Toilet Paper Was Invented

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, toilet paper was nearly as hard to come by as personal protective equipment. Though toilet paper has...

The Global Death Toll of Coronavirus Has Now Passed One Million...

More than one million people have died from coronavirus, according to an AFP toll, after the deadly disease emerged less than a year ago...

Texan City Told to Avoid Tap Water After Brain-Eating Microbe Found...

Residents of a Texas city were advised not to drink tap water after a rare brain-eating amoeba was found in the public water supply.The...

First Compelling Evidence of Organisms That Eat Viruses as a Food...

Eat or be eaten: It's an edict of Mother Nature that connects every corner of the biosphere in a sprawling web of producers, consumers,...

This Brave Scientist Deliberately Feeds Himself to Infected Mosquitoes For Science

It started with an arm covered in mosquitoes.But this wasn't just your unlucky friend at a summer barbecue. Perran Ross's arm was lunch for...

We May Finally Know What Life on Earth Breathed Before There...

Billions of years ago, long before oxygen was readily available, the notorious poison arsenic could have been the compound that breathed new life into...

Scientists Have Found a Molecule That Allows Bacteria to ‘Exhale’ Electricity

For mouthless, lungless bacteria, breathing is a bit more complicated than it is for humans.We inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide; Geobacter - a ubiquitous,...

As if 2020 Wasn’t Enough, Climate Change Is Now Raising ‘Zombie...

Wildfires are burning the West Coast, hurricanes are flooding the Southeast — and some of those storms are rising from the dead. "Zombie storms", which...

We Finally Know How Much Radiation There Is on The Moon,...

As the US prepares to return humans to the Moon this decade, one of the biggest dangers future astronauts will face is space radiation...

SARS-CoV-2 Seems to Block Some Pain Signals. Here’s Why This Is...

Imagine being infected with a deadly virus that makes you impervious to pain. By the time you realize you are infected, it's already too...

A Physicist Has Come Up With Math That Makes ‘Paradox-Free’ Time...

No one has yet managed to travel through time – at least to our knowledge – but the question of whether or not such...

What We’ve Learned So Far

In early January, the first genome sequence of SARS-CoV-2 – the virus that causes COVID-19 – was released under the moniker "Wuhan-1".This string of...

The Latest Flyby of Jupiter Has Offered Some of The Most...

Jupiter.Most massive planet in the solar system – twice that of all the other planets combined. This giant world formed from the same cloud...

Huge Haul of Dinosaur Teeth Reveal The Spinosaurus Really Was a...

The discovery of more than a thousand fossilised teeth in a prehistoric river bed is eating away at our current definition of dinosaurs.Today, palaeontologists...

An Elusive Leak on The ISS Has Been Narrowed Down to...

The International Space Station has been leaking for more than a year.While the station is perpetually losing some air, officials first noticed an increase...

A New Mass Extinction Event Has Been Discovered, And It Triggered...

Huge volcanic eruptions 233 million years ago pumped carbon dioxide, methane, and water vapour into the atmosphere. This series of violent explosions, on what...

There’s No Speed Limit in a Superfluid Universe. Now We Know...

In the cold, dense medium of a helium-3 superfluid, scientists recently made an unexpected discovery. A foreign object travelling through the medium could exceed...

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