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Acting Editor in Chief Elizabeth Quill discusses the many ways we watch, listen and learn about science.
Researchers monitor the power and location of underground nuclear weapons testing by North Korea.
Perovskites are the latest hot materials in solar energy production.
Genetics and horse pedigrees reveal all modern domestic stallions’ sires.
An iceberg about the size of Delaware splintered from the Larsen C ice shelf in one of the largest calving events ever recorded.
A new example of sexual conflict shows up in a plant with a troublesome pollinator.
Sounds reverberating through a kelp bed can be linked to environmental factors, suggesting a low-key way to monitor undersea communities.
Heat from a glowing infant Earth could have vaporized the moon’s metals into an atmosphere as thick as Mars’, a new simulation shows.
Scent molecules hitch a ride on a particular protein to escape flowers.
Microneedle patches may make home-based vaccination a reality.
New images reveal the inner workings of bacteria.
Counties across the United States won’t all pay the same price for climate change, a new simulation predicts.
The immune system recognizes parts of a protein linked to Parkinson’s disease as foreign, triggering an autoimmune response.
Nso farmers in Cameroon groom kids for self-control that Western peers often lack.
Killer snails and other ocean predators that drill through shells have grown bigger over evolutionary time.
A satellite sent entangled particles to two Chinese cities 1,200 kilometers apart.
Photosynthetic bacteria can produce oxygen to keep rat heart muscles healthy after a heart attack.
A Denisovan child’s fossil tooth dates to at least 100,000 years ago, researchers say.
First-of-its-kind subatomic particle is composed of two charm quarks and an up quark.
An analysis of nearly 50,000 bird eggs finds a link between a species’ egg shape and flight ability.
Tiniest transistor, made with carbon nanotubes, suggests computers aren’t done shrinking down.
Physicists explain why roller suitcases rock back and forth as you dash through the terminal.
Mice described in 1967 are still helping researchers understand diabetes.
Astrophysicist Angela Des Jardins is coordinating the first-ever livestream of a solar eclipse filmed from balloons.
Newly proposed space objects called synestias are large, spinning hunks of mostly vaporized rock. They look like a jelly-filled doughnut.
Reviews & Previews
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