Moon glows brighter than sun in images from NASA's Fermi

If our eyes could see high-energy radiation called gamma rays, the Moon would appear brighter than…

Discovery could pave the way for disease-resistant rice crops

Researchers have uncovered an unusual protein activity in rice that can be exploited to give crops…

Conceptual design ready for PLATO telescope simulator

SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research designs and builds a space simulator to test and calibrate…

Total annihilation for supermassive stars

A renegade star exploding in a distant galaxy has forced astronomers to set aside decades of…

NASA scientists fly over Greenland to track melting ice

NASA scientists are crisscrossing Greenland on a mission to track melting ice. Click here…

Methane emissions spike: Is there one main culprit?

The level of methane in the atmosphere has risen dramatically in the last decade—and climate scientists…

Climate change 'disrupts' local plant diversity, study reveals

Faster rates of climate change could be increasing the diversity of plant species in many places,…

How astronomers chase new worlds in TESS data

As pink liquid oozed around her shoes, astronomer Johanna Teske started to feel sick. She had…

Attempts to ban swearing are a waste of time: Wherever there is language, people cuss

Attempts to ban swearing in public places, in the workplace and even in the home appear…

Now endangered: The very act that protects wildlife

The Trump administration recently announced a proposal that would gut the Endangered Species Act. The news…