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Crabs keep evolving to go from the sea to the land — and back again

True crabs evolved to migrate between marine and land environments multiple times throughout their 250 million-year-old history, new study finds.


Fagradalsfjall volcano in Iceland erupting at dusk

Iceland volcano LIVE: Eruptions on Reykjanes set to last for hundreds of years

Latest updates on the imminent volcanic eruption in Iceland, which threatens local towns and the famous Blue Lagoon spa resort following a series of earthquakes and the appearance of sinkholes.


Versatile, challenging and portable, kettlebells are a great investment for your home gym

Get three beginner-friendly kettlebells for less than $20 right now at Walmart

Save 55% on these vinyl-coated weights with wide grip handles to build muscle and boost your metabolism at home


Garmin Instinct 2 Solar watch in Graphite

Save $100 on this amazing Garmin Instinct 2 Solar running watch

DEAL The Garmin Instinct 2 has $100 off ahead of Black Friday.


This artist conception illustrates a storm of comets around a star near our own, called Eta Corvi. Evidence for this barrage comes from NASA Spitzer Space Telescope infrared detectors.

‘Bouncing’ comets may be delivering the seeds of life to alien planets, new study finds

Researchers have simulated how comets pinballing from one planet to another could deliver critical organic molecules to exoplanets.


A mosaic of Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) images showing the lunar swirl Reiner Gamma. The “eye” of the swirl can be seen in the center left, while other bright markings of the swirl extend to the lower left and upper right of the image.

Mysterious ‘lunar swirls’ that perplexed scientists for decades may be close to an explanation

No one knows what causes lunar swirls, but new evidence shows they may be tied to certain elevations on the moon’s surface.


Illustration of a wooden square satellite as it orbits the earth.

NASA and Japan to launch world’s 1st wooden satellite as soon as 2024. Why?

The magnolia wood LignoSat is an attempt to make space junk biodegradable. NASA and Japan’s space agency (JAXA) could launch it as soon as 2024.


Fagradalsfjall volcano in Iceland erupting at dusk

‘Time’s finally up’: Impending Iceland eruption is part of centuries-long volcanic pulse

Iceland’s Reykjanes Peninsula is now in a new era of volcanic eruptions that will last for up to 500 years, and the building magma beneath Sundhnúkur and Grindavík is part of this millenia-long cycle.


A single bright meteor from the Geminid meteor shower of December 2017, dropping toward the horizon in Ursa Major. Gemini itself and the radiant of the shower is at top centre. Leo is just rising at bottom centre. Procyon is at upper right.

The fiery Leonid meteor shower peaks this weekend. Here’s how to watch.

Up to 15 “shooting stars” per hour may be visible in dark skies as the Leonid meteor shower peaks Friday and Saturday (Nov. 17 and 18).


A dark cloud of smoke flows from a lava flow on a volcano

Russia’s tallest volcano spews out 1,000-mile-long river of smoke after giant eruption, satellite images reveal

Russia’s Klyuchevskoy volcano, which is the tallest volcano in Europe and Asia, violently erupted on Nov. 1 and left behind a trail of smoke and ash that was photographed by NASA satellites.


The mCLARI miniature shape-shifting robot on a leaf, next to a tiny spider on a nother leaf

Tiny, shape-shifting robot could one day be used to perform surgery from inside the body

A spider-inspired robot called mCLARI weighs less than a gram and could one day be deployed to aid first responders following a natural disaster or help out in surgery.


A forest fire burns behind a lake and its surrounding forest.

Michael Mann: Yes, we can still stop the worst effects of climate change. Here’s why.

OPINION Opinion: State-of-the-art climate models show warming stops once we stop emitting carbon. That means there’s still time to stop the worst impacts of climate change.


Two people stand next to the model of a woolly mammoth in a workshop.

‘It’s really quite remarkable’: An interview with elephant expert Ross MacPhee about the giant pachyderms

In this interview, elephant expert Ross MacPhee explains how the giant animals’ tusks record every week of their lives and why their noses are so remarkable.


A woman and child look at the full-size model of a woolly mammoth with curly tusks at a museum exhibit.

Dwarf elephants and shedding mammoths shine at NYC’s ‘Secret World of Elephants’

A new show on “The Secret World of Elephants” at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City dishes on the evolution and remarkable lives of these huge (and sometimes dwarf) pachyderms.


Elephants of different sizes march towards the camera, kicking dust up from the dry mud beneath them

Elephants give each other names — the 1st non-human animals to do so, study claims

Elephants in Kenya’s Amboseli National Park appear to call to each other with individual names using low, complex “rumbles,” a study has found.


The "tintinnabulum" wind chime was found In debris from a large home in the ruins of the civilian city at the vast Viminacium archaeological site in the east of Serbia.

‘Magical’ Roman wind chime with phallus, believed to ward off evil eye, unearthed in Serbia

Phallic objects like this were common in the Roman world to ward off evil.


Closeup of a woman's nose and lips as she smells a pink rose.

The brain may interpret smells from each nostril differently

There might be an advantage to separating scent information from each nostril, a new study hints.


An illustration of brown, gold and green spheres in various sizes.

Many physicists think we live in a multiverse. But they’re getting a simple math rule wrong.

Our universe seems to be perfectly suited for life. But anyone who claims that’s evidence of a multiverse is falling prey to a logical fallacy.


Midsection image of a woman wearing a surgical gown and waiting in a hospital room with her hands on her lap

‘Bionic breast’ could restore sensation for cancer survivors

Scientists are developing a new device that could help breast cancer patients who experience a loss of sensation after having a mastectomy.


An image of the supermassive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way, which scientists think is spinning as fast as it can.

Supermassive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way is approaching the cosmic speed limit, dragging space-time along with it

Supermassive black hole Sagittarius A* is spinning nearly as fast as it can, dragging the very fabric of space-time with it and shaping the heart of the Milky Way.


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