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Raindrops shouldn't be able fall faster than what is known as their terminal velocity. But no one told the rain. Researchers have found droplets breaking that speed limit.
From keeping tabs on changing landscapes to protecting animals from poachers, scientists are using drones to push their fields forward.
Classroom questions for Drones Put Spying Eyes in the Sky.
In the 1970s, physicist Stephen Hawking suggested that some particles could escape a black hole. An experiment now shows how, using a lab-made black hole ‘made’ from sound.
Cleaning up toxic waste is a big and expensive problem. Scientists have tinkered with the genes in some plants. Now those greens can take on this dirty work. Still, they're not quite ready for prime time.
Although biologists have observed fish playing before, scientists have now recorded hours of video showing a new type of antic in fish.
A stegosaur’s bony ‘armor’ didn’t just fend off a predator’s teeth. The tail spikes could gore attackers, ultimately killing them, fossils now show.
In the United States, people often assume that clean water will always be available. But factors ranging from global warming to pollution have begun threatening drinking-water supplies.
Classroom questions for Will water woes leave Americans thirsty?
Holly Jackson, 14, of San Jose, Calif., grabs top honors — and a $25,000 award — in the finals of the Broadcom MASTERS competition.
Pre-teen’s invention clips onto a blind person’s cane and detects objects in a person’s path, helping them to avoid trip hazards.
A teen studies a cryptic fish to better understand when and why it flashes its bacterial glow.
Scientists thought that cave art started in Europe. New analyses now dash that assessment. Stencils in an Indonesian cave are every bit as old as the better-known drawings in caves in France and Spain.
The Eiffel Tower was an engineering masterpiece. But Parisians initially thought it too ugly to let stand for more than 20 years. So Eiffel made the tower a bastion of science. And that would soon ensure that the structure was too valuable to tear down.
Here are some details of what it took to design, build — and what it now takes to maintain — this icon of the Paris skyline.
Classroom questions for "How Science Saved the Eiffel Tower."
Popping poop pills? Of course it sounds yucky. But researchers find it might just be one of the most effective ways to knock out a very serious — and tough-to-kill — intestinal disease.
Over the past two decades, these severe bacterial infections have evolved from a no-big-deal occurrence to a common, life-threatening problem.
By hopping, today’s kangaroos can scoot swiftly through the countryside. That was not true for some of their ancient cousins. True giants, those now-extinct kangaroos would have walked on two feet — and relied on their tippy-toes.
High-energy bursts of ultraviolet light can break apart carbon dioxide, yielding oxygen gas. The experiment may mimic what happened on Earth billions of years ago.