a superpuff planet

BIG PERSONALITY  Superpuffs (one illustrated) are extra fluffy planets that formed far from their star and subsequently wandered in closer, a new study suggests.

Fossil Finder screenshot

INTERNET SEARCH  To better understand the past environment of Kenya’s Lake Turkana Basin, FossilFinder.org asks volunteers to scrutinize thousands of aerial photos taken at the site.

red howler monkey

DEEP ROARS, SMALL SPERM STORES  In nine species of howler monkey, researchers found an inverse relationship between testes size and size of the hyoid bone, part of the vocal tract.

Thomas Jaggar at Kilauea

PIONEERING SCIENTIST  The new book The Last Volcano chronicles the life of volcanologist Thomas Jaggar. Jaggar, second from left, is shown here measuring lava at Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano in 1917. 

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