When flatworms have the ability to regenerate, they lose the option to lay eggs – instead, they produce offspring by splitting themselves apart
The atom’s nucleus has a lopsided count of seven protons but just two neutrons
After identifying interlocking symmetries in mammalian cells, scientists can describe some tissues as liquid crystals — an observation that lays the groundwork for a fluid-dynamic theory of how tissues move
SN 2023ixf, spotted in May, was in just the right place at the right time
Two Neptune-sized planets around a remote star may have hit each other and cast an infrared glow
Certain rings encircling galaxies might not be as rare as once thought
More than three-quarters of the planet’s land might be uninhabitable for mammals when continents coalesce in 250 million years
Something may be missing from current theories about the strong nuclear force
The instruments are part of their mating display and showcase their creativity
In experiments involving bouncy balls, plastic bottles and a high-speed camera, researchers in Chile discovered that it’s possible to control the height of a container’s bounce by swirling the water inside.
A new look at lenticular galaxies suggests a tweak to galaxy evolution theory
The discovery hints that auroras on all planets except Neptune have a common explanationr
Rather than a straightforward march, evolving to be big sometimes involved getting smaller
Smoke aerosols from large wildfires are the perfect reaction surface for chlorine chemicals, speeding their transformation from ozone-friendly forms to reactive ones.