Probing the mystery of Pluto’s glaciers
Glaciers seen on the dwarf planet appear to violate physics, prompting a search for explanation
A telescope the size of the Earth
A combination of nine radio telescopes around the globe promises to produce the best ever image of the black hole at the heart of the Milky Way.
How clouds complicate global warming
After decades of uncertainty, scientists are getting better at predicting whether clouds will help to cool or cook the planet.
Large molecules show Enceladus “clearly is habitable for life”
New findings support, but do not prove, the idea that life may exist on Saturn’s icy moon
Infant planets orbit very young star
Independently, two teams find evidence of planet formation around the same star.
Shallow and mechanical: no evidence that sex with robots can be therapeutic
Advocates of robo-intimacy peddle hype and hope with zero grounds to do so, says a new report.
Most popular vitamin and mineral supplements have no effect
Meta-analysis finds popular tablets do neither good or harm.
Biodegradable plastic bags may be major pollutants
Review finds evidence to justify “greener” shopping bags is absent.