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Editor in Chief Nancy Shute enthuses about three enterprise stories featured in this issue of Science News magazine.
A saw no one has seen may have built Bronze Age Greek palaces.
Conflict resolution within species isn’t always deadly and often involves cost-benefit analyses.
A new understanding of exoplanets and their stars is rewriting the recipes for planet formation.
A lizard that lived 50 million years ago had both a third and a fourth eye.
The latest research on coral reefs clarifies the devastation of heat waves and looks at how coral might be able to adapt to warming waters.
A 20-year experiment spots a reversal in the way two kinds of plants take up extra carbon from the atmosphere.
Bits of metal nestled inside diamonds suggest the space rock could have formed in a Mars-sized protoplanet in the early solar system.
Hoards of migrating shrimp and krill can cause large-scale turbulence in the ocean, a new study suggests.
Clawed pawlike forelimbs help true seals hunt like their land-dwelling ancestors.
Expanding missile defense capabilities could put the world on a slippery slope to space warfare.
Dogs unearthed at sites in Illinois were older than originally thought.
Genetic analysis suggests that sweet potatoes were present in Polynesia over 100,000 years ago, and didn’t need help crossing the Pacific.
Norovirus targets a rare type of gut cell, a study in mice finds.
A desert discovery suggests that Arabia was an ancient human destination.
Compost is pinpointed as a source of plastic pollution, but environmental fate and effects unknown.
In humans, new neurons are still born in old brains, new research suggests.
Bootlace worms can stretch up to 55 meters long and ooze toxins that can kill cockroaches and green crabs.
The Bajau people of Southeast Asia have a gene variant associated with larger spleens, boosting their oxygen while breath-hold diving, researchers say.
New measurement of the fine-structure constant is the most precise yet.
This is the first time researchers have purposefully combined two specific atoms into a molecule.
A quantum dot–powered material could help reduce the number of hospital-acquired infections, including those with drug-resistant bacteria.
Hints that a distant galactic collision knocked dark matter askew fizzled with new observations.
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite will set the stage for the next chapter of exoplanet exploration.
Starving cancerous tumors of oxygen was proposed to help kill them. But the approach can make some cancer cells more aggressive.
Over the last 100 years, the world’s oceans have sweltered through a rising number of heat waves.
Reviews & Previews
A new book makes the case that Antarctic krill and the dangers they face deserve your attention.
The book Weird Math attempts to make chaos theory, higher dimensions and other concepts more relatable.
Letters to the Editor
Readers had questions about neutrinoless double beta decay and the history of domesticated rabbits.
Bowhead whales display a huge range in their underwater melodies, but the drivers behind this diversity remain murky.