Last month's earthquake in Sulawesi, Indonesia was large, but not huge. It was the aftereffects that made it so devastating.
Yes, giant mosquitoes are a thing. They're specialized to wait out the dry times only to emerge from their eggs when high water provides the perfect larval environment.
The 'oldest known nova' (a star explosion) in the sky was actually not a nova, astronomers show.
Polio can be circulating through a community long before anyone is paralyzed. Monitoring sewage for the virus lets public health officials short-circuit this 'silent transmission.'
Progress has been made toward gender parity in science fields. But explicit and implicit barriers still hold women back from advancing in the same numbers as men to the upper reaches of STEM academia.
We need action to increase the number of black scientists if we're ever to see a black Nobel winner.
It has been 10 years since Elon Musk's SpaceX launched the commercial space age. What hurdles must be overcome before private companies begin exploring, colonizing and mining other planets?
We need to learn how to rebuild from loss, failure, or defeat in life, and that can also help in sport.
Nimble-fingered Neanderthals went about their daily business in a similar way to modern humans.