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Mysterious dark matter particles may be blowing past Earth at 1.8 million kilometers per hour.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Radar has revealed evidence of an environmentally significant impact that probably occurred during the last 2.6 million years.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Scientists have developed a way to encourage a single electron to hop atop a silicon atom, a feat that may find applications in future nanoscale electronics.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Polio peaks in the summer, measles during the school year, and chickenpox in the spring.

Claire Cleveland, Contributor

Heat-tolerant prehistoric enzymes might help produce valuable chemicals and biofuels.

Catherine Meyers, Editor

The revolutionary discovery allowed engineers to build cheaper hard drives with higher storage capacity.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Ranked choice voting and vote-by-mail could be used more widely to improve the chances that votes will represent the electorate’s wishes.

Peter Gwynne, Contributor

One of the things people with Alzheimer's disease understand is music.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Images of far away, misty nebulas and lurking black holes haunt us this month.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator