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Amazon fish species at risk if fires destroy river habitat

The fires burning through the Brazilian Amazon are a threat to the fish that rely on forest flooding to survive, raising fears the fish will be lost.

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The universe might be acting weird. Cosmic 'lenses' may help reveal why.

A new method for measuring how fast the universe is flying apart could help astronomers wrestling with a possible crisis in cosmology.

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Huge decline in songbirds linked to common insecticide

Neonics—pesticides introduced to plants at the seed stage—act like an appetite suppressant for birds, making them lose weight within hours.

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Earthquake safety tips

Temblors frequently strike around the world. These suggestions will help you prepare for the next quake that might rattle your town.

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Why Australia is banning climbers from this iconic natural landmark

After decades of controversy, Uluru will close to climbers in October 2019—a decision welcomed by the area’s Aboriginal owners.

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Bizarre comet from another star system just spotted

Discovered by an amateur astronomer, the inbound object is only the second of its kind yet detected.

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How spider silk is one of the most versatile materials on Earth

Spiders spin webs out of silk, but they also use their threads as slingshots, submarines, and hang-gliders.

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Explosions may have created weird lakes on Saturn's largest moon

Titan’s chilly seas of liquid hydrocarbons may have an especially unusual origin story.

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The most Instagrammable hotels in the U.S.

In cities from New York to San Francisco, these boutique lodgings feature eye-popping designs that need #nofilter.

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Water found on a potentially life-friendly alien planet

A super-Earth about 111 light-years away is “the best candidate for habitability that we know right now,” astronomers say.

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