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Seeing animals in clouds, or a face in the moon, are examples of pareidolia. Look here for photos to test your own ability to see things that aren’t there.
The Hindu festival of Diwali was October 30, 2016. It’s a festival of light! But can you see the light of Diwali from space?
Halloween, derived from Samhain, a festival of the ancient Celts and Druids, is a cross-quarter day – midway between the autumn equinox and winter solstice.
Thinking of the ant colony as a superorganism, entomologist Patricia Pietrantonio is searching for the master regulator genes that may help control them.
Felt in Rome, it’s the strongest earthquake to hit Italy in 36 years and the largest in an on-going sequence of damaging earthquakes in Italy in 2016.
In folklore, ghost lights were strange lights seen over swamps or bogs. But we’re more sophisticated today. Aren’t we?
The new Antarctic safe zone in the Ross Sea will encompass 600 thousand square miles (1.5 million square km) and be the largest marine protected area in the world.
Observations begin tonight with the Green Bank radio telescope. Astronomers are seeking evidence of an extraterrestrial civilization.
The answer – fewer than are in a banana – has implications for the study of human health and raises questions about what generates complexity anyway.
This little guy looks like a big-eyed mouse, but a new genetic analysis puts tarsiers on the branch of the primate evolutionary tree that leads to great apes and humans.
Moon and Mars closest December 4
See it! Moon sweeps past Venus