By William Wan William Wan National correspondent covering science and news Email Bio Follow For Jon Lubecky, the scars on his wrists are a reminder of the years he spent in mental purgatory. He returned
The ‘underwater cathedral’ at the edge of the Red Sea is arguably the most perilous diving spot in the world – even for experts such as Dublin-born Stephen Keenan. What lies behind its fearsome reputation?
You've seen plenty of solar eclipse photos from earth, but the celestial event takes on a new light when viewed from outer space. Thousands of tourists flocked to Oregon to stand in the "path of totality"
A tweet sent by former US President Barack Obama last week just became the most-liked in Twitter’s history. The tweet was made in response to the tragic events in Charlottesville, Virginia, which left
Even small planets could have long-lived magnetic fields, crucial for atmosphere and water, raising fresh possibilities in the hunt for new worlds The moon’s magnetic field lasted at least a billion years
LONDON (Reuters) - Engravings on a human bone from a prehistoric archaeological site in a cave in southern England shows that human cannibals ate their prey and then performed ritualistic burials with
Two potentially habitable "super-Earths" orbit a star just 12 light years away that is our nearest sun-like neighbour, scientists have discovered. The worlds at the edges of Tau Ceti's "habitable zone"
Disney says ‘we look forward to defending this action in court’ A federal class action lawsuit filed last week in California alleges that the Walt Disney Company is violating privacy protection laws by
Meet Selam, the 2-and-a-half-year-old Australopithecus afarensis child Our spinal column is different from that of apes because — yes, you guessed that right — we walk upright on two feet. But when did
S.N.L. didn’t know what to do with Sasheer Zamata right up to the very end. Last week news spread across trade publications that long-time S.N.L. cast members Bobby Moynihan and Vanessa Bayer would be
The 404 error was an obvious innovation, yet the internet you know and love wouldn't be possible without it. It's the bane of every web surfer, the internet's version of fingernails on the chalkboard.