A multi-disciplinary team of researchers has uncovered evidence that an ancient village in modern-day Syria has the unusual distinction of being the only known human community to be destroyed by the impact of a comet that occurred 12,800 years ago, at the start of the Younger Dryas period. Excavated overread more

Originally expected to produce a celestial spectacle, Comet Atlas has fizzled, having broken into at least four pieces on its approach to the Sun, an occurrence that will likely prevent the comet from reaching the spectacular brightness it was originally predicted to reach in May. But hot on Atlas’s heelsread more