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The biologist Lizzie Daly near a giant barrel jellyfish in the English Channel.

A human-sized jellyfish with frilly tentacles has been caught on camera — the largest researchers had ever encountered

Divers swimming in the English Channel near Cornwall came face-to-face with a barrel jellyfish about their own size.

A scientist who won the Nobel Prize for revolutionizing how we treat cancer says young scientists shouldn’t set out to cure the disease

Jim Allison changed how we treat cancer today. But when he started off his scientific career decades ago, he was focused elsewhere.

Everything we know about uBiome, the startup that convinced Silicon Valley that testing poop was worth $600 million, and then saw its top leaders depa...

uBiome's test promised insights into your health from a tiny sample of your poop. But problems are mounting for the startup.
The digital reconstruction (left) and fossil specimen of Apidima 2, which scientists discovered in Greece and identified as a Neanderthal.

A 210,000-year-old skull found in Greece is the oldest modern human discovered outside Africa. It changes our timeline of human migration.

Scientists think modern humans left Africa 70,000 years ago. But a 210,000-year-old skull in Greece indicates that some migration happened earlier.

A woman with a transplanted uterus from a deceased donor gave birth — for the first time in the US and the second time in the world

Cleveland Clinic announced the birth on Tuesday, saying that "the mother and baby girl are doing great."
Cockroaches will probably outlive us all.

5 animals that could survive the apocalypse

From cockroaches to mud minnows, these creatures will certainly outlive humans once the end of the world is upon us.
A man looks into a fissure that opened in the desert during a powerful earthquake that struck southern California near the city of Ridgecrest, July 4, 2019.

Southern California just experienced its biggest earthquake in 20 years. The shaking may not be over yet, experts warn.

On July Fourth, southern California experienced a magnitude 6.4 quake — one of the largest temblors since 1989. Here's why there may be more coming.

One-third of Americans admit that they don’t wash their hands after using the bathroom. Here’s why you should.

Public restrooms are covered in fecal bacteria. The CDC recommends you wash your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds to stay clean.
Gen Z is deadly serious about climate change.

Gen Z Republicans are ready to force America to address climate change as a reality instead of a myth

Gen Z is leading the movement to address climate change, as young people on the right and left demand the government take action.
A researcher holds the Arctic fox that made the record-setting journey.

A tagged arctic fox shocked scientists when it traveled more than 2,700 miles — from Norway to Canada — in just 76 days

Norwegian researchers published a paper on the fox last week, and said it was the fastest journey ever recorded for an arctic fox.