Bees know how to do basic math

Bees apparently have a grasp of basic math, including addition and subtraction, a new study has discovered. The study, published in Science Advances, reveals that bees have incredibly powerful brains for their size and suggests that...

They really just might be out there

Harvard researchers suggest the mysterious asteroid Oumuamua just might be an alien probe. The object is definitely from outside the solar system: It was moving faster than 70,000 mph when first seen last year, on a trajectory...

Scientists discover incredible new way to understand universe

A breakthrough in the study of ghostly particles called high-energy neutrinos that traverse space, zipping unimpeded through people, planets and whole galaxies, is giving scientists an audacious new way to expand our understanding of the...

Scientists explain why the Milky Way is so warped

Far out, man. A new study by the National Astronomical Observatories of Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC) might explain the Milky Way’s spiral appearance — it’s warped. Like any galaxy, our home in outer space is made...

Researchers may have witnessed the birth of a black hole

Researchers believe they might have an explanation for an incredibly bright event that took place in a distant dwarf galaxy. Scientists observed it last June when the object in question lit up and then faded...

AI can write disturbingly believable fake news

AI is getting better and better at writing convincing material, and that’s leading its creators to wonder whether they should release the technology in the first place. Elon Musk’s OpenAI has developed an algorithm that can generate plausible-looking fake news stories on...

Stem cell breakthrough could help cure type 1 diabetes

Scientists have edged one step closer to a major treatment for (and possibly cure for) type 1 diabetes. A UCSF team has claimed it's the first to turn human stem cells into the mature, insulin-producing...

Idaho test reactor is pivotal in US nuclear power strategy

A nuclear test reactor that can melt uranium fuel rods in seconds is running again after a nearly quarter-century shutdown as U.S. officials try to revamp a fading nuclear power industry with safer fuel designs...

Massive exoplanet discovered just 90 light-years from Earth

The presence of an enormous, Neptune-size exoplanet 90 light-years from Earth has been confirmed after it was first spotted in 2019. The study, published in The Astronomical Journal, confirms the existence of G 9–40b. The researchers...

How to see the full blue moon set to rise this weekend

On Saturday, May 18, you can see a blue moon — but don’t expect it to actually be blue. The name is just what scientists call an “extra” full moon. An astronomical season — between solstice and...

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