Meghan Rosen

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  1. caterpillar robot
    Tech

    Caterpillar robot uses squishy, 3-D printed legs to inch and crawl

    Squishy, 3-D printed legs help a caterpillar robot switch between inching and crawling, and offer sensory info about the world.

  2. graph of zika infections and microcephaly cases
    Health & Medicine

    Microcephaly cases surge in Colombia following rise in Zika infections

    More than 400 cases of microcephaly have been reported in Colombia this year, months after Zika virus infections peaked in the country.

  3. graph of zika infections and microcephaly cases
    Health & Medicine

    Microcephaly cases surge in Colombia following rise in Zika infections

    More than 400 cases of microcephaly have been reported in Colombia this year, months after Zika virus infections peaked in the country.

  4. Preserved dino feather
    Paleontology

    Dinosaur tail preserved in amber, with feathers

    The tail of a dinosaur trapped in amber includes both feathers and identifiable bits of bone.

  5. Mummy in Lithuanian crypt
    Health & Medicine

    Oldest traces of smallpox virus found in child mummy

    The oldest genetic evidence of smallpox comes from variola virus DNA found in a child mummy buried in a church crypt in Lithuania.

  6. Jumping robot
    Tech

    Zippy new jumping bot catches air again and again

    Leaping robot can bounce from floor to wall, parkour-style, and, like a bush baby, uses a “super-crouch” to get extra oomph out of jumps.

  7. illustration of different systems of a 9.5 week old baby
    Health & Medicine

    Database provides a rare peek at a human embryo’s first weeks

    A new 3-D atlas charts the growth of each and every organ in the developing human embryo, from the heart to the gut to the brain.

  8. 9 week ultrasound
    Health & Medicine

    A Pap smear can scoop up fetal cells for genome testing

    Pap smear during pregnancy could offer an early way to test for fetal genetic disorders.

  9. fossil of Eoconfuciusornis
    Paleontology

    Cretaceous bird find holds new color clue

    New molecular clues in 130-million-year-old bird fossil could help paleontologists firm up case for ancient color in dinosaurs.

  10. Aedes aegypti mosquito
    Health & Medicine

    This week in Zika: Vaginal vulnerability, disease double trouble and more

    Puerto Rico cases of Zika suggest that the virus prefers women. And two new findings reveal more about Zika’s transmission and ability to survive outside the body.

  11. Psittacosaurus
    Paleontology

    Dinosaurs may have used color as camouflage

    Fossilized pigments could paint a vivid picture of a dinosaur’s life.

  12. illustration of a mud dragon
    Paleontology

    Dragon dinosaur met a muddy end

    ‘Mud dragon’ fossil discovered in China suggests that dinosaurs’ last days were an active time of evolution.