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The bright flowerlike symmetry of Australia’s northern jeweled orb-web spider lures in hungry prey.

Veronica Tremblay, Contributor

For the first time, astronomers have discovered a planet that survived the death throes of its star.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

The animals' bodies contained pollutants not found in dolphins before.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

The discovery raises hopes that chimps can adapt to threats such as climate change.

Joshua Learn, Contributor

Driverless cars may soon routinely join human motorists on roads around the world.

Katharine Gammon, Contributor

New research on diamonds found deep in the Earth's crust suggests that the planet's carbon cycle reaches far underground.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Here's how researchers are working to harvest energy from unconventional sources such as falling droplets of water -- and the math behind it.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Findings suggest sound was not the primary focus of the Stonehenge architects.

Tom Metcalfe, Contributor

When the universe was half its current age, the merger may have produced the first known intermediate-sized black hole.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor