Squeezed by neighbors, planet glows with molten lava

Astrophysicists discovered that an exoplanet is covered with so many active volcanoes that seen from a distance it would take on a fiery, glowing-red hue.

Astrophysicists discover a novel method for hunting the first stars

A recent study has discovered a novel method for detecting the first-generations stars, known as Population III (Pop III) stars, which have never been directly detected. 

Fastest rate of carbon dioxide rise over the last 50,000 years

Today's rate of atmospheric carbon dioxide increase is 10 times faster than at any other point in the past 50,000 years, researchers have found through a detailed chemical analysis of ancient Antarctic ice.

Astronomers Finally Solve Mystery of Star Violently Erupting For Decades

Most stars in the Milky Way just hang around doing pretty normal star things, but one particular star just will not.

Google Unveils AI-Generated Search Results in New Era For Online Queries

Google on Tuesday said it would introduce AI-generated answers to online queries, in one of the biggest changes to its world leading search engine in 25 years.

Summer 2023 was northern hemisphere's hottest for 2,000 years

Across Europe, Asia and North America, surface air temperatures were more than 2°C higher in June, July and August 2023 than the average summer temperature between AD1 and 1890, as reconstructed from tree ring records.

Perseverance: Nasa's Mars rover celebrates 1,000 days of science

Nasa says its Perseverance rover has essentially completed the job it was asked to do when it landed on Mars in February 2021.

This New Plastic Disappears When You Don't Need It Anymore

Our reliance on plastic has become a huge problem, which is why researchers are excited about a new type of material  - one that comes with built-in biodegrading capabilities, due to the bacterial spores living inside it.

Solar storms that caused pretty auroras can create havoc with technology

The same geomagnetic storms causing the auroras can cause havoc with our planet’s human-made infrastructure. 

Dramatic Shift in Africa 5,000 Years Ago Could Be a Warning of The Future

Around five and half millenia ago, northern Africa went through a dramatic transformation. The Sahara desert expanded and grasslands, forests and lakes favoured by humans disappeared. Humans were forced to retreat.

Artificial Intelligence can learn to lie and cheat

Artificial intelligence can learn to lie and cheat, and this is a serious risk that requires regulatory and legislative measures to ensure that it remains a useful technology, rather than becoming a threat to human knowledge.

Mysterious Objects in Space Could Be Giant Dyson Spheres

One group of scientists thinks that we may already have detected technosignatures from a technological civilization's Dyson spheres, but the detection is hidden in our vast troves of astronomical data.

Plastic can silently enter our body with every breath we take

Research shows inhaled plastic particles deposit in the respiratory system, affecting health based on size, shape, and breathing rate.

Scientists Create New Molecules That Can Absorb Carbon Faster Than Trees

A new discovery could help to turn the tides in the war against greenhouse gases. Scottish scientists have created new molecules which, thanks to their hollow and cage-like structure, can store greenhouse gases. 

Study Suggests AI Is The Reason We've Never Found Aliens

Could AI be the universe's "great filter" – a threshold so hard to overcome that it prevents most life from evolving into space-faring civilizations?