Ecosystem Stability Determined by Two Simple Factors

Ecosystem stability has three phases, a bit like ice, water and steam. Find out how a new study explains how ecologists could predict these phases by gathering only two simple pieces of information.

‘Black Widow’ Binary Star Found – Shortest Orbit Ever

Black widow binary stars consist of a neutron star consuming a nearby companion star. Find out how scientists used a new technique to find one of these rare systems, and why their discovery has two other unique characteristics.

Earthlike Planet Found by NASA’s TESS

Earthlike planets are the target of NASA and MIT's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). This week TESS found its first earth-sized planet orbiting in its suns' habitable zone. Find out why NASA scientists are calling this discovery "exciting." (4:00 min read)