Common silica from common rice husks could produce a very uncommon battery.
Archaeologists—with a little help from NASA—find the oldest wine in France
A pair of new studies uncovers the elegant physics behind some very familiar things
Scientists have wondered why there was a major extinction wave some 200 million years ago. Now they suspect that a major explosion of lava that occurred around the same time may be the cause.
The Van Allen Belts, known to science for more than half a century, throw astronomers a sudden curve
Psychotropic drugs pass right through humans and into wastewater—and that’s a problem for wildlife
A house cat’s long-distance journey raises new questions about how animals navigate
Piscine choreography is a lot more complex—and a lot simpler—than it seems
As data storage needs grow more pressing, an unconventional technology offers hope
It can be awfully expensive to maintain an oversized brain—and the body pays for that.