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New books about Apollo 11 and the mission to the moon offer something for everyone, from astronomy lovers to fans of graphic novels and self-improvement buffs.
Newfound nerve cells in praying mantises help detect different views that each of the insects’ eyes sees, a mismatch that creates depth perception.
Someday, the two-for-one machine could help curb electricity and freshwater shortages.
Whether the moon was a timekeeper for early humans, as first argued during the Apollo missions, is still up for debate.
After back-to-back quakes, scientists are scrambling to figure out which faults ruptured and what it means for future California quake activity.
A new artificial intelligence called Pluribus is a real card shark at six-player no-limit Texas Hold’em.
The moon’s light influences lion prey behavior, dung beetle navigation, fish growth, mass migrations and birdsong.
Mother-calf whale pairs call to each other quietly to stay in touch while avoiding attracting the attention of predators, a study suggests.
A 99-million-year-old fossil holds a bird with an oddly long toe, which might have helped the critter hook hard-to-reach dinners.
In its second sampling attempt, Hayabusa2 became the first spacecraft to try to pick up some of an asteroid’s guts.
Sleeping zebrafish have brain and body activity similar to snoozing mammals, suggesting that sleep evolved at least 450 million years ago.
Humans possibly reached southeastern Europe by 210,000 years ago.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, here’s a collection of images that show how the moon has been visualized over the ages.
If giant planets in other star systems lose their moons, the freed objects could become “ploonets,” and current telescopes may be able to find them.
Scientists are racing to learn what’s behind a disease that’s “annihilating” whole coral species in hopes of stopping it.
Researchers report ultraprecise imaging of a postmortem human brain.
A new look at the genetics of sex organs finds underpinnings of conflicts over genital size.
Inject some science into your summer.
Nutrient-rich water from the Amazon River may be helping massive seaweed mats to flourish each summer in the Atlantic Ocean.
A mysterious Biblical-era population may have fled Bronze Age calamities.
Analyzing a new database of insect eggs’ sizes and shapes suggests that where eggs are laid helps explain some of their diversity of forms.
Killer T cells get into older brains where they may make mischief, a study in mice and postmortem human brain tissue finds.
An ancient skull-molding practice had a long history in northeastern Asia, researchers say.
Global warming made the June heat wave at least five times more likely to happen.