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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

A century ago, British scientists suggested a link between increased hygiene and allergic conditions — the first hint that our immune systems are becoming improperly “trained.”

Computer programming once had much better gender balance than it does today. What went wrong?

Axions? Phantom energy? Astrophysicists scramble to patch a hole in the universe, rewriting cosmic history in the process.

Researchers matched up a jigsaw puzzle of ice that once flowed between two landmasses now separated by an ocean.

Known as “Ugly Foot” or “Hobbit Foot,” researchers say the feathered specimen offers long-sought clues to the evolutionary path of birds.

The fossil of an ancient animal teaches a sad lesson: Cancer has been around for a very, very long time.