Pluto doesn’t have much of an atmosphere, but it does have just enough wind to blow methane ice grains into a field of dunes at the foot of a huge mountain range
If you have a large brain, certain regions are much bigger than expected and others are smaller – but we don’t know how this affects brain function yet
Researchers used smartphone-location data and polling results to peer into millions of people's personal lives. Could bad actors do the same?
Elastic fibres inside a feather can spring back to their original shape when soaked in water, helping it straighten even after being bent nearly in half
A new law in the US allows terminally ill people access to unproven medicine, but it’s not clear who will pay if treatments go horribly wrong
You should never show a physicist a spaceship's control panel.
The experience of having your windscreen spattered with dead insects has inspired an innovative new study designed to look at what effect traffic has on local insects
Using the word detox to promote drinks such as tea as well as food and other products is essentially meaningless. Time to give it a rest, says Anthony Warner
Roseanne Barr has blamed the sleeping pill Ambien for her racial attack on a former Obama adviser. The drug is known to cause a range of strange side effects
Magnetic bracelets, smelly wax, and electric field generators are all sold as shark deterrents, but only one of them halves the risk of getting munched