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  1. Animals

    Want to see butterflies in your backyard? Try doing less yardwork

    Growing out patches of grass can lure adult butterflies and moths with nectar and offer lawn mower–free havens for toddler caterpillars.

  2. Space

    Here’s how citizen scientists can help during the 2024 solar eclipse

    The sun will be near the peak of its activity cycle during the eclipse on April 8, 2024, making it a great time to crowdsource solar research.

  3. Science & Society

    Your last-minute guide to the 2024 total solar eclipse

    From getting eclipse glasses to checking your weather, we’ve got you covered to help you enjoy this incredible solar eclipse.

  4. Bringing scientists’ stories out of the shadows

    Editor in chief Nancy Shute spotlights scientist Emma Rotor's contributions to weapons research in World War II.

  5. Space

    ​​During the awe of totality, scientists studied our planet’s reactions

    Earth’s atmosphere was a big area of focus for scientists studying the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024.

  6. Earth

    STEVE and other aurora-like glows perplex scientists with their complex physics

    New views of STEVE from citizen scientists keep raising questions about the atmospheric light show — but computer models may offer some answers.

  7. Under the jungle, a more pluralistic Maya society

    Editor in chief Nancy Shute discusses how new scientific discoveries are rewriting the history of Maya society

  8. Space

    Why the 2024 total solar eclipse will be such a big deal

    The sun will be very active during the next solar eclipse to cross North America, making it an excellent viewing and scientific opportunity.

  9. Animals

    A new DNA leaf swab technique could revolutionize how we monitor biodiversity

    Simple swabs of just 24 leaves in Uganda’s Kibale National Park provided a genetic snapshot of 52 animals in the tropical forest.

  10. Astronomy

    How a 19th century astronomer can help you watch the total solar eclipse

    Astronomer Maria Mitchell’s observations of total solar eclipses from more than 100 years ago hold tips that are still relevant for watching an eclipse.

  11. Paleontology

    The real culprit in a 19th century dinosaur whodunit is finally revealed

    Contrary to the stories handed down among paleontologists, creationism wasn’t to blame for the destruction of Central Park’s dinosaurs.

  12. Astronomy

    New data show how quickly light pollution is obscuring the night sky

    Tens of thousands of observations from citizen scientists spanning a decade show that the night sky is getting about 10 percent brighter every year.