How astronomers could actually see 'Planet Nine'
If Planet Nine really exists, astronomers have a pretty decent chance of spotting it.
Evidence of Burial Ground Is Discovered
More than 140 bones and bone fragments were found last summer at the 126th Street Bus Depot in Upper Manhattan, which occupied the site of a...
New Biggest Prime Number = 2 to the 74 Mil ... Uh, It’s Big
A prime number is one that can be divided by only 1 and itself. A PC at a Missouri university has found one with more than 22 million digits....
With 22.3 million digits, new prime number sets record
Mathematicians at the University of Central Missouri have discovered a record-setting prime number that's so large it would take about 6,000 pages...
Rate of Birth Defect of Abdominal Wall Increasing, C.D.C. Says
The rate of gastroschisis has increased about 30 percent since 1995, the agency reported. For young black mothers, the increase was 263 percent....
Fossil of duck-billed dinosaur found along Alabama creek
Scientists have discovered the fossilized remains of duck-billed dinosaur along a creek in Alabama, suggesting that this scaly behemoth emerged...
Matter: Telling Jewels From Junk in DNA
Some cellular DNA yields molecules that serve mysterious but important functions in the cell, new research suggests.
Early Egyptian Queen revealed in 5,000-year-old hieroglyphs
About 60 drawings and hieroglyphic inscriptions, dating back around 5,000 years, have been discovered at a site called Wadi Ameyra in Egypt’s Sinai...
Fueled by demand from Asia, rhino poaching hits record across Africa
It was another bad year for rhinos in Africa.
Behold the biggest prime number ever: 22 million digits
The longest prime number ever found has been discovered by a computer in Missouri, and it's a doozy: 274,207,281–1 has 22,338,618 digits, the...
Hubble showcases star cluster that dazzles like diamonds
Single stars rarely impress. But when you have a ton of them as you do here, it’s hard not to be mesmerized.
Remains of earliest known massacre victims uncovered in Kenya
Scientists say they have uncovered the remains of the earliest known massacre victims, dating from approximately 10,000 years ago.