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Touring the “Cosmos” with Neil deGrasse Tyson

The new season of Cosmos, which premieres tonight, demonstrates the remarkable stickiness of a great idea. In 1973 — years before there was...

Surprise! Earth and the moon aren’t made of exactly the same stuff.

The moon and Earth may be more different than previously thought, challenging existing models for how the moon formed, a new study finds.Earth...

Designing ‘Avenue 5’: HBO’s epic space cruise ship comedy’s look explained

You wouldn't want to book a ticket on the Avenue 5, the luxury space cruise ship at the heart of HBO's new limited...

Meet 10 Women in Science Who Changed the World

Who are the greatest scientists of all time? Chances are, Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton or other big names probably come to mind —...

‘They Are Already Here’ author explains the spread of UFO belief: Q&A

Do you remember reading a New York Times story in 2017 that claimed to unveil a Pentagon program dedicated to investigating UFOs? Did...

The DSCOVR Earth and space weather satellite is back online after a months-long glitch

A disabled satellite that tracks space weather is back online after nine months of efforts to get it communicating with Earth, according to...

SpaceX launches cargo toward space station, aces 50th rocket landing

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida — SpaceX successfully launched an uncrewed Dragon spacecraft for NASA today (March 6), sending fresh supplies toward the International Space...

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An Outgoing Teenager Shuts Down. Something’s Out of Whack

This story appeared in the May 2020 issue as "When a Teenager Shuts Down." Subscribe to Discover magazine for more stories like this.At...

New Special Collection: Fire in the Earth System

Over the past few years, major fire seasons in fire-prone regions such as Australia and the western United States and unprecedented fire activity...

Misadventures in Suburban Birding – Cool Green Science

I kept thinking, “how am I going to explain this to my husband?” And then, “maybe he won’t find out.” Followed by, “of...