Cryptic remains of tiny animals have turned up in an Antarctic lake

 Mud from Lake Mercer revealed crushed critters that resembled spiders and worms LONG WAY DOWN Mud drawn from an…

Prosecco production takes a toll on northeast Italy’s environment

 The industry accounts for 74 percent of the region’s soil loss every year BURST YOUR BUBBLY  High-quality prosecco vineyards…

This honeybee parasite may be more of a fat stealer than a bloodsucker

 New looks at a hive’s nightmare challenge a decades-long assumption about Varroa destructor A MITE MISUNDERSTOOD  Long a scourge…

A Memorable Plot Twist Dominates ‘The Orville’ Episode ‘Nothing Left on Earth Excepting Fishes’

Spoilers, dead ahead! Straight out of the starting blocks, this episode, called “Nothing Left on Earth Excepting Fishes,” looks interesting.…

Lego’s Epic ‘Apocalypseburg’ Echoes Iconic Sci-Fi Scene for ‘The Lego Movie 2’

Lego’s new “Welcome to Apocalypseburg!” building set is now available. Credit: Lego “You maniacs! You blew it up!” You can…

Shy Milky Way Peeks Out from Behind Trees in Winter UK Photo

A fisheye scene shows 180 degrees of the sky above Peak District in the United Kingdom during a winter, moonlit night,…

In Photos: The Awesome Space-y ‘The Lego Movie 2’ Building Sets!

Apocalypseburg! Credit: Lego The bustling brick-topolis of Bricksburg gets a postapocalyptic look in “Welcome to Apocalypseburg” showing the city devastated…

In Photos: SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launches the Last Iridium Next Communications Satellites

Ready for Launch in 3, 2, 1 … Credit: SpaceX The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Iridium-8 mission stands…

A new gravitational wave detector is almost ready to join the search

 Japan’s KAGRA experiment tests new techniques for spotting ripples in spacetime DEEP AND COLD  Chilled mirrors and an underground…

Japan Launches Meteor-Spawning Minisatellite, 6 Other Spacecraft to Orbit

Japan launched seven spacecraft to Earth orbit today (Jan. 17), including a little satellite designed to create dazzling artificial meteor…