Archivo: Cosmos

Half a billion years ago, early complex life didn’t rely on luck to get a feed.

Fresh analysis red flags earlier findings that suggested Arctic nestlings were being preyed upon at record rates.

Can the shape of a distant galaxy point to the nature of dark matter?

Endurance ability is more about food than fitness, research reveals.

With no instructions or help, an artificial intelligence program masters a popular video game, against expectations.

Remarkable find suggests group behavioural rules are very ancient.

New measurements may explain isotope ratio differences between ice in comets and water in oceans.

Emmy Noether overcame sexism and antisemitism to become a towering mathematician – and Einstein’s friend.

Tooth study pushes back the last common ancestor by around 400,000 years.

Seismometers left by moon-landing missions reveal frequent and powerful quakes.