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Psychology | Personality

Do You Like ‘Dogs Playing Poker’? Science Would Like to Know Why - The New York Times

A growing number of psychologists are focusing their studies on aesthetics and the question of why we like what we like.

Psychology | Personality

This Is Your Brain on Fatherhood | Science | Smithsonian

What clownfish stepfathers and Dad-of-the-Year foxes teach us about paternal neurochemistry in the animal kingdom

Science & Technology | Science

Ethylene-gibberellin signaling underlies adaptation of rice to periodic flooding | Science

Deepwater rice varieties grow taller when flooded, in a growth response driven by the plant hormones gibberellin and ethylene. This keeps the leaves above the water. Kuroha et al. identified the genes underlying this phenotype, which encode a component of

News | Interesting Stories

Swift Gene-Editing Method May Revolutionize Treatments for Cancer and Infectious Diseases - The New York Times

Scientists report that they have discovered a way to tweak genes in the body’s immune cells by using electrical fields.

Science & Technology | Science

Scientists reveal they have found the world's oldest color | Fox News

According to a recent study, bright pink is the world's oldest color, having been discovered in rocks that are 1.1 billion years old.

News | News

Israel announces mission to land spacecraft on the Moon

Israel announced on Tuesday that it will launch its first lunar mission in December, with the hopes of becoming the fourth country to land a spacecraft on the moon in February 2019.

Science & Technology | Archaeology & Anthropology

Ancient Human Ancestors Had to Deal with Climbing Toddlers

Australopithecus afarensis toddlers had a special grasping toe that helped them hold on to their mothers and escape into the trees, reports a study published today (July 4) in Science Advances.

Pets & Animals | Animals

What happens if someone catches the Loch Ness Monster? - BBC News

Scottish Natural Heritage said it would "dust off" a document prepared almost 20 years ago for such an event.

History | History

The Science of Saving the Declaration of Independence

How science helped—and harmed—efforts to preserve the U.S.'s founding documents.

Psychology | Personality

Is There Scientific Proof of Psychic Ability?

New research argues that legitimate, statistically significant evidence for psi, or psychic ability, does exist, despite the predominance of criticism and mockery of such studies in the psychology field.

Science & Technology | Science

Can zapping brains reduce violence? Controversial study sees potential

Researchers hailed their results as evidence that increasing activity in the prefrontal cortex can reduce "intentions to commit aggression."

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Astronomers captured the first image of a baby planet

Thanks to European Southern Observatory's (ESO) Very Large Telescope, a group of astronomers have taken the first photograph of a planet being formed around a y...

Science & Technology | Science

Are these dots purple or blue? Your answer might not be as reliable as you think | Science | AAAS

When blue dots or threatening faces become rare, people’s concepts of “blue” or “threat” expand

Science & Technology | Science

Physics professor claims we need to 'face the possibility' UFO sightings really are alien craft  | Daily Mail Online

A physics professor from University at Albany, State University of New York and former NASA researcher believes there is 'plenty of evidence to support UFOs'.

News | The News

Newt Gingrich: There are dinosaurs (real ones) outside your window – just look | Fox News

Look outside your window and you will probably see dinosaurs. They are flying, hopping, chirping and perching on trees. You call them birds, but they are dinosaurs.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

The Medicine of the Future is Here – And It’s Alive! | FTI Journal

The FTI Journal is a quarterly publication from FTI Consulting, Inc., the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Interstellar Visitor 'Oumuamua Is a Comet After All

It turns out that 'Oumuamua, our first known interstellar visitor, is a comet after all.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Will Probiotics Ever Live Up to the Hype? - The Atlantic

Changing your microbiome takes more than just swallowing a pill full of bacteria.

Advice & Self-Help | Addiction & Recovery

A Landmark Study on the Origins of Alcoholism - The Atlantic

By studying rats in a smarter way, scientists are finally learning something useful about why some drinkers become addicted and others don’t.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

NASA showcases gorgeous new photo of Jupiter that looks almost too amazing to be real – BGR

Man, Jupiter sure is weird. The gas giant is one of the most-photographed objects in our Solar System thanks to its mesmerizing, swirling cloud tops, but NASA's latest photo of the colossal planet is even more jaw-dropping than usual.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

Brain Changes Linked to Sleep Need - Sleep Review

We've all experienced going to bed tired and waking up refreshed, yet how that happens at the molecular level remains a mystery.

Science & Technology | Science

California mega-earthquake fear: Is the San Andreas fault at risk of the 'Big One'? | Fox News

New research suggests that a newly-discovered 'structure' in the San Andreas fault line could result in a massive earthquake, often referred to as the big one.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

NASA's Curiosity rover takes stunning selfie during massive dust storm on Mars

NASA's Curiosity rover has taken an incredible selfie image during an unprecedented massive dust storm on Mars.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Three baby planets detected around a faraway star for the very first time - Science News - ABC News

They orbit a star 330 light years away and they're already as big as Jupiter — but these planets are just getting started.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Cryospheric Sciences | Marine Ice Sheet Instability “For Dummies”

MISI is a term that is often thrown into dicussions and papers which talk about the contribution of Antarctica to sea-level rise but what does it actually mean and why do we care about it? MISI stands for M arine I ce S heet I nstability. In this article

Pets & Animals | Animals

500 million-year-old claw-faced sea monster was a killing machine | Fox News

if you could dip your head into the oceans of Earth as they appeared 500 million years ago, you might see what looked like a spiny, disembodied claw cruising through the depths while trying to stuff an unfortunate piece of prey into its circular, fang-fil

Science & Technology | The Ocean & The Environment

Why It’s Time for the Next Wave of Ocean Exploration and Protection | WIRED

Opinion: Reigniting exploration of the world's oceans is essential to protecting our natural resources and promoting scientific advancement.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

How to stream NASA’s mysterious Mars announcement today – BGR

NASA regularly releases news, scientific papers, and new theories related to Mars, and typically it's with very little fanfare. Scientists have lots of hardware working around the clock to probe the Red Planet's mysteries, and not every minor detail is wo

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Curiosity Rover Finds Organics Hidden In Mars’ Mudstones And Methane In Its Atmosphere | Astronomy.com

Astronomy.com is for anyone who wants to learn more about astronomy events, cosmology, planets, galaxies, asteroids, astrophotography, the Big Bang, black holes, comets, constellations, eclipses, exoplanets, nebulae, meteors, quasars, observing, telescope

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Researchers power tiny medical implant from over 100 feet away

Researchers at MIT are working on tiny implantable devices that can communicate and be powered wirelessly. In the future, they could be used to deliver drugs, t...

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

How quantum physics can make Israel more secure

The prime minister's freshly announced project recruits some revolutionary technologies and excites scientists

Health & Fitness | Sleep

Study: Weekend Sleep-Ins May Help You Live Longer

There was a 65% higher death rate for people who regularly slept less than 5 hours on all nights, compared with people who regularly slept 6 to 7 hours per night.

Health & Fitness | Health

What’s really behind ‘gluten sensitivity’? | Science | AAAS

Conflicting research points to an immune reaction or indigestible carbs

Science & Technology | SCIENCE

The Supposedly Physics-Defying NASA Thruster Doesn't Work, New Research Confirms

If you want to send something deep, deep into space, it’s impractical to load it up with lots of heavy propellant. Scientists with their eyes on long-distance space travel have contemplated thrusters that wouldn’t need any propellant at all. The EmDri

Health & Fitness | Health

Dentists can smell your fear – and it may put your teeth at risk | New Scientist

A study of sweaty T-shirts suggests dentists can smell when someone is anxious, and it makes them more likely to make mistakes and damage neighbouring teeth

Entertainment | Star Wars

Did Han Solo Use A Trick Of Einstein's Relativity To Make The Kessel Run?

As the new Star Wars movie, Solo, premieres, let's look at the physics of how his most famous achievement might actually be possible.

Pets & Animals | Animals

Pigeons Resist Misguided Leaders - NYTimes.com

When a leader tries to take a flock in the wrong direction, homing pigeons still find the right way home.

Science & Technology | Paleontology

Fossil find of 33-million-year-old sea lilies in outback WA challenges major palaeontology theory - ABC News (Australian

The discovery of hundreds of perfect little star fossils in a dusty riverbed near Exmouth in north-west WA rewrites the species' history book by millions of years.

Science & Technology | Paleontology

Exclusive: Dinosaur-Era Bird Found in Burmese Amber

The 99-million-year-old animal is the most complete bird fossil yet known to science from the amber deposits of Myanmar.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Los Angeles, America’s Future Spaceport - The Atlantic

The city of stars was once a major hub for aerospace. Soon it might be again.

Science & Technology | Biology & Medicine

Leukaemia triggered by infections like flu and likely to be preventable, says leading cancer scientist in 'landmark' bre

Most cases of childhood leukaemia are likely to be preventable and might be brought on by common infections such as flu, one of the UK’s leading cancer scientists has suggested in a breakthrough that could revolutionise treatment of the disease. Accor

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Graphene 'stimulation' could selectively kill off cancer cells

A chance lab discovery is opening up the possibility for wide-scale improvements in drug screening, application of selective painkillers, and selectively nuking...

Health & Fitness | Health News

Could the DNA of these ‘super seniors’ hold the secret to healthy aging? - The Globe and Mail

A lucky few Canadians are able to stay active and keep their cognition sharp well into their 80s. What’s their secret? Researchers are looking at their DNA to find out

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Quantum drum can vibrate and stand still at the same time - UPI.com

Scientists have built a tiny quantum drum that both vibrates and remains still when struck by a drumstick made of light.

News | Interesting Links

What makes a man attractive? Hint: Look at his limbs | Science | AAAS

Results confirm women’s preference for a man whose legs are half of his body length

Science & Technology | Science

Global Warming: Media Ignore Sharp Drop In Global Temperatures Over Past Two Years

NASA data show that global temperatures dropped sharply over the past two years, which would seem contrary to global warming predictions. Not that you'd know it, since that wasn't deemed news.

News | News

The Sea Is Rising, but Not Because of Climate Change

There is nothing we can do about it, except to build dikes and sea walls a little bit higher.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Astronomers find fastest-growing black hole in the universe

Researchers discovered a black hole that's growing so fast that it can devour a mass the size of the sun every two days.

Health & Fitness | Health

Scientists may be closer to understanding a mysterious but common cause of female infertility | Science | AAAS

Evidence builds that hormone imbalance in mom may lead to polycystic ovary syndrome in her female offspring

Pets & Animals | pets and animals

Purebred dogs are helping us cure cancer | Popular Science

The idea of a dog helping to find a cure for cancer probably conjures images of golden retrievers sniffing blood samples and sitting dutifully in front of the cancerous specimen. But though their noses are valuable, there’s something much more useful hi

Science & Technology | Physics & Cosmology

Taming the multiverse: Stephen Hawking’s final theory about the big bang | University of Cambridge

The theory, which was submitted for publication before Hawking’s death earlier this year, is based on string theory and predicts the universe is finite and far simpler than many current theories about the big bang say. Professor Hertog, whose work has b

Science & Technology | Science & Space

This May Be the Best Evidence Yet of a Water Plume on Jupiter's Moon Europa

The case for a giant plume of water vapor wafting from Jupiter's potentially life-supporting moon Europa just got a lot stronger.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Massive wave is largest ever recorded in southern hemisphere [Video]

New Zealand scientists claim a monster wave detected during a storm is the largest ever recorded in the southern hemisphere.

Health & Fitness | Health

The Math Behind the Classic Eye Chart Is Surprisingly Complex | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Politics | Politics

Why unintelligent protest may kill democracy

Protest is an age-old social good, but a new strain developing on the Left may kill democracy, says "professor in exile" Heather Heying.

News | Interesting Stories

Owner of volcano-eaten Ford Mustang more worried about R2-D2 mailbox

By now, you've probably seen the video. And if you haven't, well there it is above: Mike Hale's silver Ford Mustang being devoured by the ravenous Pele, Hawaii's volcano goddess, and her unstoppable crush of lava. Yet, if you look closely in that video, y

Science & Technology | Paleontology

Strange New Pterosaur Species Found in Transylvania

Move over, Dracula: A new flying reptile fossil adds to the unusual population of large pterosaurs that once stalked Romania.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Why Pluto is a planet and many moons are, too - The Washington Post

Two planetary scientists say Pluto, exoplanets and even many moons are planets, or “round objects in space that are smaller than stars."

Science & Technology | Science

Ancient humans settled the Philippines 700,000 years ago | Science | AAAS

Did early humans arrive there by boat?

Science & Technology | Science

There's No Such Thing as Being Right or Left-Brained, And 9 Other Brain Myths We've All Heard

However long you've been alive, chances are you've heard a completely incorrect "fact" about the brain. The human brain is notoriously complicated, and despite many advances in modern science, much of the organ remains a mystery.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

NASA Nuclear Reactor Could Enable 'Unprecedented Exploration' of Space

Researchers announced Wednesday that a prototype of a nuclear reactor device just passed a lengthy experiment with flying colors. Kilopower is safe enough to work in space, and the reactor could enable "unprecedented exploration" of the moon, Ma

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Hawaii's Kilauea Eruption: Why Scientists Are Nervous - The Atlantic

“There’s not a lot of words to capture a gradual, slow-developing disaster like this.”

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Dyson Spheres, The Ultimate Alien Megastructures, Are Missing From The Galaxy

Humanity has mapped the Milky Way better than ever with ESA's Gaia. But 1.7 billion stars later, there are still no Dyson spheres.

History | Archeology

ToI asks the experts: What are the most important finds of Israeli archaeology? | The Times of Israel

From Dead Sea Scrolls to space-age tech, the dramatic history of the ever-developing field is indelibly entwined with that of the nation itself

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

NASA Captures Exploding Star

NASA scientists captured images of a supernova, or an exploding star, for the first time and we are totally transfixed by the video. While NASA has been able

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Saturn May Be the Missing Piece in the Puzzle of Jupiter's Moons

A new study describes how Saturn could have been critical to the formation of Jupiter's four Galilean moons.

Psychology | Personality

Study Finds 44 Genetic Variants Linked to Depression

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

How Lyme disease became the first epidemic of climate change | Aeon Essays

In a warming world, ticks thrive in more places than ever before, making Lyme disease the first epidemic of climate change

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Experiment shows Einstein's quantum 'spooky action' approaches the human scale

We usually think of quantum entanglement in the realm of atomic systems, but now it's been scaled up to relatively massive objects. This opens the door to new kinds of technology.

Science & Technology | Physics & Cosmology

Black Hole Echoes Would Reveal Break With Einstein’s Theory | Quanta Magazine

Gravitational waves have opened up new ways to test the properties of black holes — and Einstein’s theory of gravity along with them.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Scientists release most detailed star chart of the Milky Way - ABC News

Get breaking national and world news, broadcast video coverage, and exclusive interviews. Find the top news online at ABC news.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

MIT researchers turn water into 'calm' computer interfaces

Our lives are busy and full of distractions. Modern computing. with its constant notifications and enticing red bubbles next to apps, seems designed to keep us...

Science & Technology | Technology

Meet the quantum blockchain that works like a time machine | TechCrunch

A new — and theoretical — system for blockchain-based data storage could ensure that hackers will not be able to crack cryptocurrencies once the quantum era starts. The idea, proposed by researchers at the Victoria University of Wellington in New Zeal

Health & Fitness | Health

Epstein-Barr virus linked to seven serious diseases

A far-reaching study conducted by scientists at Cincinnati Children's reports that the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)—best known for causing mononucleosis—also increases the risks for some people of developing seven other major diseases.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Earth-Like Mud Cracks Found On Mars Confirm Ancient Lake Dried Up 3.5 Billion Years Ago

The mud cracks reveal fresh details about the ancient climate of Mars. In January 2017, NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover stumbled upon what looked like ancient mud cracks in the Martian soil inside ...

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Advanced microscope shows cells at work in incredible 3D detail

For the first time, scientists have peered into living cells and created videos showing how they function with unprecedented 3D detail. Using a special microsco...

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

The Most Important Equation In The Universe

Just one equation relates the expansion of space to all the matter and energy we have. If you know this, you can know the fate of the Universe.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Scientists Accidentally Create Plastic-Digesting 'Mutant Enzyme' | Fortune

Researchers trying to understand an enzyme found in a Japanese recycling plant accidentally improved its plastic-degrading performance.

Politics | Trump Politics

John Stossel: The left's war on science

We've been told conservatives don't believe in science and that there's a Republican war on science.

Pets & Animals | Animals

Threatened: A Green-Haired Turtle That Can Breathe Through Its Genitals - The New York Times

Getting on the endangered list issued by the Zoological Society of London isn’t actually about looks. Creatures have to be evolutionarily distinctive, not just weird.

Science & Technology | Science

'Junk science'? Studies behind Obama regulations under fire | Fox News

Scientific studies used by the Obama administration to help justify tough environmental regulations are coming under intensifying scrutiny, with critics questioning their merit as the Trump EPA reverses or delays some of those rules.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Fermilab breakthrough: Scientists record unprecedented neutrino measurement - UPI.com

For the first time, scientists have precisely measured the interactions between neutrinos hitting the atomic nuclei in the Fermilab's particle detector.

Science & Technology | The Ocean & The Environment

Why Whales Got So Big

It’s often said that the ocean releases them from the constraints of life on land. It’s actually the opposite.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

The Atomic-Bomb Core That Escaped World War II - The Atlantic

Before two deadly nuclear mishaps, scientists used to risk “tickling the tail of a sleeping dragon.” An Object Lesson.

News | News

The year climate change began to spin out of control

Fires ravaged the West, hurricanes battered the East—and still emissions continued to rise.

Family & Parenting | Kids

The secret world of babies

This lab is revealing the hidden workings of babies’ brains… and could prove key in getting earlier support to children who have neurological differences like autism.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

China's first space station burns up over the South Pacific

China's Tiangong-1 has met its fiery end. The out-of-control space station plummeted through the Earth's atmosphere at roughly 7:15pm ET on Sunday evening, as e...

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

NASA Hubble telescope snaps Icarus, most distant star seen yet - CNET

The space telescope brings us a look at Icarus, the farthest star ever seen, thanks to an assist from a cosmic magnifying glass.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

A Few Species of Frogs That Vanished May Be on the Rebound

A new study in Panama finds some types of frogs are returning, after being decimated by a deadly fungus that has vanquished amphibians around the world.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Pilots report close encounters with UFO over Arizona: 'Something just passed over us'

Two pilots on different aircraft reported having close encounters with a mysterious object flying high above Arizona last month, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The sightings occurred within minutes of each other on the afternoon of Feb

Science & Technology | Science

X-ray ‘ghost images’ could cut radiation doses | Science | AAAS

Technique points to safer medical imaging done with cheap, single-pixel cameras

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Here's How to See the Chinese Space Station's Final Orbits and Fiery Fall

China's first-ever space laboratory, Tiangong-1, will fall to Earth within the next week and, weather permitting, you may get an opportunity to see it in one of its final trips around our planet. The space lab launched on Sept. 29, 2011, from Jiuqua

News | Interesting Stories

Is Your Home in an Earthquake Zone

Search by address to see whether you are in an Earthquake zone.

Science & Technology | Science

Siblings Can Have Surprisingly Different DNA Ancestry. Here's Why.

When it comes to tracing your roots through your genes, biological siblings may have less in common than many people expect.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

SpaceX rocket carved giant hole in the ionosphere

Rockets can leave a mark on the atmosphere well after they've left, and SpaceX may have learned that first-hand. Researchers have determined that a Falcon 9 lau...

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

The Puzzle Of Quantum Reality

Despite the incredibly accurate predictions of quantum theory, there's a lot of disagreement over what it says about reality — or even whether it says anything at all about it, says guest Adam Becker.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Black Hole Belches Bright Radio Flashes as It Devours Nearby Star

Black holes are voracious eaters, but they don't have the nicest table manners.

Science & Technology | Science

Turns Out Coffee Acts on Your Brain Like Cannabis, But in Reverse

A new study on the consumption of coffee has revealed the world's most common recreational drug affects our metabolism far more deeply than we realised.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Vanguard I has spent six decades in orbit, more than any other craft

As of this month, the US satellite Vanguard I has spent 60 years in orbit and it remains the oldest man-made object in space. Vanguard I was the fourth satellit...

Science & Technology | Science

Listen to the first ever sounds of volcanic thunder on record | Science | AAAS

Eruptions at Alaska’s Bogoslof volcano allowed scientists to separate out the rare audio

Health & Fitness | Health

The condescending smiles of others stress us out | Science | AAAS

“Dominant” smiles cause stress levels to spike, compared with rewarding smiles

Science & Technology | Science

Scientists discover 15 new planets, including 'super-Earth' that could harbor liquid water | Fox News

Scientists have discovered 15 new planets, including a “super-Earth” that may have liquid water on its surface.

News | Interesting Stories

Iconic Physicist Stephen Hawking Dies At 76 | HuffPost

"We have this one life to appreciate the grand design of the universe," Hawking once remarked, "and for that, I am extremely grateful."

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

This 3-D-printed house costs $10,000 and can be built in 24 hours

One of the less obvious products being unveiled this week at SXSW is a small concrete house. On the outside, it doesn’t look like anything particularly...

Science & Technology | Science

Massive, 6-inch hairy spider saved from mind-blowing Australian flood | Fox News

It really does sound like something from a horror movie: a giant spider larger than a man’s hand, which makes loud hissing sounds and has powerful long venomous fangs.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Newly-released DoD video purportedly shows Navy pilot's encounter with UFO

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Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

How the Shape of Your Ears Affects What You Hear

We’re able to locate sound because our brains grasp the shape of our ears. When that shape changes, we need time and practice to adapt.

Science & Technology | Physics & Cosmology

Recoil detectives: searching for black hole kicks using gravitational waves | astrobites

Gravitational waves are believed to be able to “kick” black hole merger remnants out of their host galaxy. We can search for signatures of that kick directly in gravitational wave signa…

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Researchers Discover Graphene Is a Superconductor

The discovery rekindles hope that scientists can make a room-temperature superconductor.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Stunning NASA Juno Image Captures Sunrise and Sunset on Jupiter in One Shot

The image stitches together several photos to show off the details where night and day meet.

News | Interesting Stories

No new 'learning' brain cells after age 13: study

News, email and search are just the beginning. Discover more every day. Find your yodel.

Pets & Animals | Animals

Snailfish caught on camera in the Mariana Trench

A snailfish was filmed swimming more than 26,000 feet below the surface. It's the deepest-dwelling fish ever recorded.

Health & Fitness | Health

Watch a wound close with the help of fat cells | Science | AAAS

Scientists discover that fat cells travel to wounds and help with repair in fruit flies

News | Interesting Links

The science of resilience: What are the ingredients that help people cope? | Science | AAAS

A series of Science articles examines ways of coping with natural disasters, war and displacement, and climate change—not to mention resilience tactics in nature

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Pluto’s Surface Changes Faster Than Earth’s, And A Subsurface Ocean Is Driving It

At a resolution of only 80 meters (260 feet) per pixel, Pluto was revealed at resolutions thousands of times better than Hubble. These mountains aren’t static and stable, but rather are temporary…

Science & Technology | Paleontology

Globetrotting flying reptile found in Texas | Earth Archives

Scientists have long speculated that pterosaurs, the first backboned animals to take flight, were able to cross the world's continents by air. Now, fossils

Science & Technology | Technology

Not even IBM is sure where its quantum computer experiments will lead

Despite the hype and hoopla surrounding the burgeoning field of quantum computing, the technology is still in its infancy. Just a few years ago, researchers wer...

Science & Technology | Archaeology & Anthropology

Earliest known art in Europe confirmed. Were the creators Neanderthals? | Popular Archaeology - exploring the past

Research in four caves in Spain show artwork created earlier than 64,000 years ago, predating the generally accepted date range for the arrival of modern humans in Europe by more than 20,000 years.