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Shipworms are known for boring into wood and digesting it, but scientists found a new species with a very different diet.

Researchers say the flying reptiles didn’t need much parental guidance.

Next time you go outside, take a minute to look at your local leaf arrangements. You’ll probably notice a few different patterns. In basil plants, each leaf is about 90 degrees — a quarter-turn — from the last, a template called “decussate.”

They’ve changed remarkably over millions of years, and at one point may even have been warmblooded.

For Elisabetta Matsumoto, knot theory is knit theory.

It’s a common trope in science fiction, but hives in nature are not dependent on any central node for their function.

RT America, a network known for sowing disinformation, has a new alarm: the coming ‘5G Apocalypse.’

Using a quantum computer, physicists successfully reversed time for an artificial atom. You can even try it at home.

Two amateur sleuths have uncovered a collection of mysterious rock carvings on the Indian coastal plain south of Mumbai.

Studying the historical data stored in centuries-old trees is a burgeoning field, with labs around the world learning more about historical patterns of weather and climate and the effects on humans.