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Some scientists have been poking at the foundations of dark energy, but many say the concept remains on solid, if mysterious, ground.

Ramin Skibba, Contributor

Numerous chickens in an enclosed area, on a dirt floor, with pipes and machinery running through the crowd

What does the science say about the safety of America’s chicken farming practice?

Benjamin Plackett, Contributor

Early research suggests virus can protect rodents without negative side effects.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Bookshelf with a right angle -- long shelf comes toward the photographer, toward the right of the camera, and the perpendicular portion is toward the left of the frame.

New study presents new way to observe rate at which culture changes.

Brian Owens, Contributor

That’s when the two stars in the binary system V Sagittae are set to merge in a spectacularly luminous fashion.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

Picture shows what looks like a model bridge made of compressed sand grains, sitting on a lab table, next to beakers full of green liquid.

Combine sand, gelatin and bacteria, let them rest, and watch one brick turn into eight.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Bacteria help drive Earth's chemical cycles and climate. Viruses drive the bacteria.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Water sticks to the snakes’ backs because of special properties of their scales.

Catherine Meyers, Editor

Study identifies having a fat tongue as a primary factor in the common sleep disorder.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer