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NASA Photos Reveal How the Martian Surface Has Changed in Just 10 Years

It’s been over a decade since NASA’s Phoenix Mars Lander touched down on the Red Planet for the first time. A new image taken by the Mars …

Why The Last 'Wild' Horses Really Aren't

A Mongolian horse that has long been hailed as the last truly wild horse species in existence isn't really all that wild.<p>It turns out that Przewalski's horses are actually feral descendants of the first horses that humans are known to have domesticated, around 5,500 years ago.<p>What's more, the …

A.I.'s Rapid Advance Should Be Truly Scary If You're Paying Attention

When it comes to identifying existential threats posed by technological innovations, the popular imagination summons visions of <i>Terminator</i>, <i>The Matrix</i>, …

When climate change gets bad, the ocean will make it worse

You won't like the sea when it’s angry.<p>Twenty millennia ago, when the Earth was cool and glaciers were at their most massive, scientists believe the …

Here’s Another Method for Identifying Life on Other Planets

Boston University astronomers suggest searching for charged oxygen in the ionospheres of exoplanets as an alternative method for finding …

Ancient cave paintings turn out to be by Neanderthals, not modern humans

A new analysis shows ancient cave paintings were too old to have been painted by modern humans<p>A new discovery that Neanderthals were painting cave walls more than 64,000 years ago has anthropologists rethinking the history of art. Found deep in Spanish caves, the rock art was once thought to be the …

A space station is falling to Earth. Here's where it could land.

Experts say there's no need to panic.<p><i>Editor's Note: This story has been updated with the latest estimate for when the space station could fall.</i><p>A defunct Chinese space station is expected to plunge to Earth from its orbital perch in early April.<p>The Tiangong-1 station will mostly burn up as it …