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Christian Science Monitor - Science

Interstellar visitors open new window to the cosmos - Comet Borisov, the second known visitor from outside our solar system, heralds a new kind of astronomy: one where celestial bodies come to us.

7 days ago

Science Notebook - Climate change gets personal. Can one individual make a difference? While COP25 delegates negotiate international rules for the Paris climate agreement, we explore the role of the individual in climate action.

7 days ago

In Jordan's desert, ancient rock art finds modern defenders -- A project to safeguard ancient inscriptions and drawings in a desert valley is helping local Bedouins to draw connections to the past.

16 days ago

'Property' or 'person'? How animal rights could open new moral frontier. -- Elephant in animal rights case waits for sanctuary, but an orangutan from Argentine zoo now lives in Florida. Advocates push for their personhood.

16 days ago

Focus -- Mini but mighty: How microbes make the world -- A pair of studies published this week expand our understanding of the ocean's tiniest organisms, underscoring the vital role of the mighty microbe.

28 days ago

The Explainer -- Shedding light on black holes -- Once considered an improbable artifact of Einstein's equations for general relativity, black holes are very real manifestations of how extremely massive objects can capture light itself.

28 days ago

A physics Nobel for seeking our place in the universe -- The Nobel Prize in physics goes to two exoplanet researchers and one cosmologist for launching a revolution in our perception of the cosmos.

16 days ago

First Look -- New 'moon king': Saturn passes Jupiter with 20-moon discovery -- Scientists have discovered 82 moons are orbiting Saturn, making it the planet with the most known moons. Jupiter previously held the title with 79.

2 months ago

First Look -- Elon Musk unveils latest Starship designed to go to Mars -- Elon Musk showed off the newest space ship Saturday at the SpaceX's rocket development site in the remote village of Boca Chica, Texas.

2 months ago

Pitch perfect? How culture shapes the way you hear music -- Music is often called the universal language. But new research suggests that culture shapes how you hear music.

2 months ago

Mars or bust: A comic -- Sending humans to Mars is easy, except for the parts about getting there, landing safely, and surviving on the surface. That'll take lots of science.

2 months ago

Astronomers find water vapor on distant, temperate planet -- A pair of papers published this week argue that water vapor is present on K2-18 b, a temperate planet some 111 light-years from Earth.

2 months ago

It's 'tangible': How 'Sharpiegate' touches chord on scientific integrity -- The uproar over presidential intrusion on weather forecasting centers around both concrete details and the bipartisan value of public safety.

2 months ago

The Explainer -- The ethics of stopping hurricanes: 3 questions -- Hurricane Dorian moved northward along the coast of North Carolina Friday as a Category 1 storm. Could a nuclear bomb stop it?

3 months ago