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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.

Studying radon’s role in the electrification of plumes above volcanoes could help people anticipate the damage resulting from eruptions