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Muography, a technique used to peer inside nuclear reactors and Egyptian pyramids, could help map the innards of the world’s most hazardous volcanoes.

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The decline of bee populations is a looming crisis, but there is a dearth of scientific data. Hyperlocal researchers, with nets and notebooks, could be key.

Dogs that would not be the first choice of many pet owners do better than some of the more agreeable fellows when they have to learn from a stranger.

After decades of fits and starts, the multibillion dollar successor to the Hubble telescope is expected to launch as soon as this fall.


An experiment by evolutionary biologists offers new insights into birds’ brains.

A handful of other six-star systems have been discovered, but this one is unique.

The discovery suggests that “Principia” had a stronger impact on Enlightenment science than previous research suggested.


A new study offers the strongest evidence yet of “time cells” in the brain.

Scientists are divided on broader implications of the find for ancient gender roles.

Slow lorises are one of the world’s only venomous mammals. Even rarer, they use their venom on one another.