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Acting Editor in Chief Elizabeth Quill talks about the science of learning and how our brains process new knowledge.
Cognitive researchers are finding ways to help young students to hold on to all the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in school.
Brains that learn best seem able to reconfigure themselves on the fly, a new line of research suggests.
Machine-learning programs are introducing biases that may harm job seekers, loan applicants and more.
The moon’s magnetic field could have lasted until about a billion years ago.
Scientists take a first look at the inside of dodo bones.
Scientists have cooled molecules below a previously impassable limit.
Ancient humanlike species ate something that damaged its teeth.
Stone Age humans left behind clues of their presence at a remote Brazilian rock shelter.
Specialized production system lay behind the famous terra-cotta troops found in ancient Chinese emperor’s tomb.
The beginnings of a jet from an active black hole in a distant galaxy were spotted thanks to a lucky alignment.
A new type of antenna could be used in tiny electronics for wearable tech, injectable medical devices and more.
Female embryos actively dismantle male reproductive tissue, a textbook-challenging study suggests.
Scientists have figured out how your brain registers the sensation of itch.
There soon could be a way to differentiate between Lyme disease and a similar tick-associated illness.
Scientists may have finally pinpointed the bottoms of the continents.
Scientists spot evidence of photons interacting at the Large Hadron Collider.
Reptile counterpart proposed for textbook example of evolution favoring darker moths amid industrial soot.
New census calculates black hole populations in galaxies big and small.
Chemists are scratching their heads over the wreckage of minuscule monster trucks.
A newly identified sea snake subspecies is known to live in a single gulf off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica.
Aardvarks may get a roundabout hit from climate change — less food.
In 1967, Germany gave nuclear power a try. Today, the country is trading nukes for renewables.
Dust and other tiny air pollutants can reduce solar energy output by as much as 25 percent in parts of the world.
Reviews & Previews
Henry Fountain’s 'The Great Quake' mixes drama and science to tell the story of the 1964 Alaska earthquake.
Letters to the Editor
Readers had questions about rogue planets, human arrival in Australia, and exomoons.