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Spider Eating a Pygmy Possum Is Obviously Australian Spider Eating a Pygmy Possum Is Obviously Australian

That’s a photo of a huntsman spider eating a pygmy possum. Yikes!

Astronomers Peer Back 13 Billion Years and See Two Galaxies Colliding Astronomers Peer Back 13 Billion Years and See Two Galaxies Colliding

Scientists have spotted one of the most distant (and therefore the youngest) example of merging galaxies yet observed, according to new results.

This Snail-Inspired, Reusable Adhesive Is Far Stronger Than Velcro This Snail-Inspired, Reusable Adhesive Is Far Stronger Than Velcro

Scientists have developed an adhesive that is both sticky and reusable thanks to inspiration from snail mucus, according to a new study.

Meet the New King of Trilobites, R. rex Meet the New King of Trilobites, R. rex

Nobody messes with the king. Well, except for the relentless passing of time.

A Norwegian City Wants to Abolish Time A Norwegian City Wants to Abolish Time

Every day, the Earth rotates. The Sun appears on the horizon in the morning, and then some time later, it sets. We’ve built our lives and societies around this periodicity, with days that are divided into hours, minutes, and seconds, all kept track of by clocks. But in some places on Earth, the Sun rises only once…

Next Month's Total Solar Eclipse Will Pass Right Over a Space Observatory Next Month's Total Solar Eclipse Will Pass Right Over a Space Observatory

Next month, a total solar eclipse will pass over a slice of the South Pacific, Chile, and Argentina—and directly over an observatory in the Andes run by the National Science Foundation.

Scientists in Florida Make the World's Strongest Magnet Scientists in Florida Make the World's Strongest Magnet

Scientists have broken the record for the strongest continuous magnetic field, according to a new research paper.

Pterosaurs Could Somehow Fly Right After Hatching, New Fossils Suggest Pterosaurs Could Somehow Fly Right After Hatching, New Fossils Suggest

New analysis of recent fossil finds suggest that pterosaurs could fly very soon after they hatched, unlike today’s birds or bats.

What's Causing the Huge Mass Anomaly Beneath the Moon? What's Causing the Huge Mass Anomaly Beneath the Moon?

The far side of the Moon contains an enormous and very weird structure at its South Pole. And scientists think they might know the source of this anomaly.

When Will Quantum Computers Outperform Regular Computers?

Any day now, quantum computers will solve a problem too hard for a classical computer to take on. Or at least, that’s what we’ve been hoping. Scientists and companies are racing toward this computing milestone, dubbed quantum supremacy and seemingly just beyond our reach, and if you’ve been following the quantum…

This Compact System Lets Scientists See Biological Molecules in a Whole New Way This Compact System Lets Scientists See Biological Molecules in a Whole New Way

Researchers have combined laser techniques and an ingenious detection scheme in order to create a powerful new molecule-imaging system—a quicker, easier way to determine the identity of microscopic molecules. Basically, it’s an advanced yet surprisingly simple microscope.

Large Hadron Collider Experiment Reveals Alien Structure of a 'Pentaquark' Large Hadron Collider Experiment Reveals Alien Structure of a 'Pentaquark'

New results from the world’s largest particle accelerator illuminate the structure of the pentaquark, an exotic particle consisting of five quarks bound together.

Astronomers Spot Mysterious, 10-Million-Light-Year-Long Magnetic Field Connecting Two Galaxy Clusters Astronomers Spot Mysterious, 10-Million-Light-Year-Long Magnetic Field Connecting Two Galaxy Clusters

Scientists have detected radio waves emanating from the space between a pair of galaxy clusters—evidence of intergalactic magnetic fields and fast-moving particles in the space between these giant galactic assemblages.

Why Is NASA Sending an Atomic Clock Into Space Why Is NASA Sending an Atomic Clock Into Space

On June 22, NASA will send an atomic clock the size of a football (though much heavier) to space onboard a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket.

NASA Finally Has a Plan to Try to Free InSight's Extremely Stuck Probe NASA Finally Has a Plan to Try to Free InSight's Extremely Stuck Probe

Scientists have finally determined the first steps toward dislodging the Mars InSight lander’s frustratingly stuck heat probe.

Why Does the Moon Flash? Why Does the Moon Flash?

A new experiment will attempt to explain the strange flashes that appear on the Moon’s surface.

Scientists Save Schrödinger's Cat Scientists Save Schrödinger's Cat

One of the hallmark predictions of quantum mechanics is that particles behave unpredictably—but a new experiment seems to complicate some of those core ideas.

These Little Silica Hexagons Are Like Super-Advanced Lego Bricks These Little Silica Hexagons Are Like Super-Advanced Lego Bricks

The problem with atoms is that they’re small. Too small. Don’t you wish they were... bigger?

New Studies Reveal Intimate Links Between Human Microbiome and Preterm Pregnancies, IBD, and More New Studies Reveal Intimate Links Between Human Microbiome and Preterm Pregnancies, IBD, and More

The newest results from the Human Microbiome Project have revealed just how connected the microbes in our gut are to our overall health.

Man Takes First-Ever Photo of Living Colombian Weasel After Finding It Standing on His Toilet Man Takes First-Ever Photo of Living Colombian Weasel After Finding It Standing on His Toilet

A man rediscovered the rarest South American carnivore after uploading a picture of it climbing on a toilet to a citizen science database.

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