It's been 50 years since the Apollo 17 mission put humans on the moon

Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 17 mission — the last one that put…

Using light to manipulate neuron excitability

Researchers have devised a way to achieve long-term changes in neuron activity. With their new strategy,…

Soft robot detects damage, heals itself

Engineers have created a soft robot capable of detecting when and where it was damaged —…

Reading the room: Humans struggle to identify aggression in dogs, other humans

Researchers showed participants videos of human, dog, and macaque pairs to determine how well humans assess…

The secret to STEM diversity may lie in peer mentorship

A new paper shows that when first-year female STEM students are mentored by student peers, the…

Germicidal UV lamps: A trade-off between disinfection and air quality, study finds

When winter chill strikes, people stay indoors more often, giving airborne pathogens — such as SARS-CoV-2…

Hearing is believing: Sounds can alter our visual perception

Audio cues can not only help us to recognize objects more quickly but can even alter…

Discovery of world's oldest DNA breaks record by one million years

Two-million-year-old DNA has been identified — opening a ‘game-changing’ new chapter in the history of evolution.…

50 years since the last Apollo astronauts went to the moon, NASA is finally going back

December 7, 1972 was the launch of the final mission in NASA’s Apollo moon program. Fifty…

New virus discovered in Swiss ticks

The Alongshan virus was discovered in China only five years ago. Now researchers have found the…