Science News | Daily news articles, blogs and biweekly magazine covering all areas of science

ADVERTISEMENT

MISSION CRITICAL

Support credible science journalism.

Subscribe to Science News today.

Mt. Etna

ETNA ERUPTS  This Italian volcano (shown here in 2013) erupted in 44 B.C., likely reducing monsoon rains that fed into the Nile River and ultimately fueling civic unrest in Ptolemaic Egypt.

incubating chick

BASIC BEAK  The red- and blue-stained facial features of this chick, which was incubated under standard laboratory temperatures, reveal an upper beak that is developing properly.

Go stones on a Go board

GAME CHANGER  The first completely self-taught AlphaGo program tops all of its machine-learning predecessors, no contest.

illustrations of vampires

VAMPS  Creatures that feast on blood have evolved surprising ways to deal with all that fluid and protein, and to get the nutrients blood doesn’t offer. 



Science News