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Telescopes unite in unprecedented observations of famous black holeIn April 2019, scientists released the first image of a black hole in galaxy M87 using the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT). However, that remarkable achievement was just the beginning of the science story to be told.
2 jNASA's NICER finds X-ray boosts in the Crab Pulsar's radio burstsA global science collaboration using data from NASA's Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) telescope on the International Space Station has discovered X-ray surges accompanying radio bursts from the pulsar in the Crab Nebula. The finding shows that these bursts, called giant radio pulses, release far more energy than previously suspected.
8 jMore than 5,000 tons of extraterrestrial dust fall to Earth each yearEvery year, our planet encounters dust from comets and asteroids. These interplanetary dust particles pass through our atmosphere and give rise to shooting stars. Some of them reach the ground in the form of micrometeorites. An international program conducted for nearly 20 has determined that 5,200 tons per year of these micrometeorites reach the ground.
8 jMars didn't dry up in one goA research team has discovered that the Martian climate alternated between dry and wetter periods, before drying up completely about 3 billion years ago.
8 jCorals carefully organize proteins to form rock-hard skeletonsScientists have shown that coral structures consist of a biomineral containing a highly organized organic mix of proteins that resembles what is in our bones. Their study shows that several proteins are organized spatially -- a process that's critical to forming a rock-hard coral skeleton.
8 jWhy our brains miss opportunities to improve through subtractionA new study explains why people rarely look at a situation, object or idea that needs improving -- in all kinds of contexts -- and think to remove something as a solution. Instead, we almost always add some element, whether it helps or not.
9 jNeanderthal ancestry identifies oldest modern human genomeThe fossil skull of a woman in Czechia has provided the oldest modern human genome yet reconstructed, representing a population that formed before the ancestors of present-day Europeans and Asians split apart.
9 jFrom stardust to pale blue dot: Carbon's interstellar journey to EarthWe are made of stardust, the saying goes, and a pair of studies finds that may be more true than we previously thought.
14 jEvidence of Antarctic glacier's tipping point confirmedResearchers have confirmed for the first time that Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica could cross tipping points, leading to a rapid and irreversible retreat which would have significant consequences for global sea level.
15 jA new state of lightA single 'super photon' made up of many thousands of individual light particles: About ten years ago, researchers produced such an extreme aggregate state for the first time. Researchers report a new, previously unknown phase transition in the optical Bose-Einstein condensate. This is a overdamped phase.
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Author Correction: Synthesis and breakdown of universal metabolic precursors promoted by iron
Nature, Published online: 17 April 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-03383-9Author Correction: Synthesis and breakdown of universal metabolic precursors promoted by iron
6 hAuthor Correction: Rebuilding marine life
Nature, Published online: 16 April 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-03271-2Author Correction: Rebuilding marine life
1 jWiggly signal hints of an aurora on a planet far from the Solar System
Nature, Published online: 16 April 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-00994-0A vast radio observatory on Earth detects signals similar to those generated by the aurora on Jupiter.
1 jFlowers adapt to welcome the birds — but not the bees
Nature, Published online: 16 April 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-00963-7Once in the Americas, foxgloves swiftly evolved under pressure by pollinating hummingbirds.
1 jIce on the Alps’s highest peak details a pollutant’s rise
Nature, Published online: 16 April 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-00995-zA glacier on Mont Blanc provides a decades-long record of the use of bromine, which corrodes the ozone layer.
1 jCoronapod: could COVID vaccines cause blood clots? Here's what the science says
Nature, Published online: 16 April 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01036-5Scientists are investigate rare blood clots to ask if there could be a link with the Johnson & Johnson and Oxford-Astra Zeneca coronavirus vaccines
1 jNIH reverses Trump-era restrictions on fetal-tissue research
Nature, Published online: 16 April 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01035-6The US National Institutes of Health will remove limits on government scientists and cancel a controversial grant-reviewing ethics panel.
1 jThe race to curb the spread of COVID vaccine disinformation
Nature, Published online: 16 April 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-00997-xResearchers are applying strategies honed during the 2020 US presidential election to track anti-vax propaganda.
1 jWill the United States make its most dramatic climate pledge yet?
Nature, Published online: 16 April 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01000-3President Joe Biden is preparing to announce the country’s commitment to slashing emissions, but political obstacles remain.
1 jCOVID vaccines and blood clots: five key questions
Nature, Published online: 16 April 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-00998-wAs safety concerns delay the use of two COVID-19 vaccines, Nature looks at the questions that scientists want answered.
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Astronauts Will Soon be Getting a Space Fridge, Keeping Everything Cold in Zero-G
One of the least known of NASA’s funding mechanisms is the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. This program, required by the Baye-Doyle Act of 1980, earmarks a piece of every US Federal agency’s budget (including NASA) for the development of small businesses to commercialize new technologies. NASA’s SBIR program usually focus on commercializing technologies …
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3 hBiden Administration is Looking for a 6.3% Increase in NASA’s Budget for 2022
Space research, like much else in capitalist societies, is driven by funding. The biggest source of that funding for that space research is usually the US government. Which is why, when US presidents release their budget proposals, the space community takes notice. Especially because that budget affects NASA, the largest space funding agency in the …
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5 hCitizen Scientists Discover a new Feature in Star Formation: “Yellowballs”
AI is often touted as being particularly good at finding patterns amongst reams of data. But humans also are extremely good at pattern recognition, especially when it comes to visual images. Citizen science efforts around the globe leverage this fact, and recent results released from the Milky Way Project on Zooinverse show how effective it …
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5 hGround-Based Lasers Could Push Space Debris off Collision-Course Orbits
Researchers at the Australian National University (ANU) are finding new uses for the laser-based technology that sharpens telescope imagery – called adaptive optics – and it just might help mitigate the world’s growing space debris problem. Purpose-built lasers could give derelict satellites a slight ‘push’ of photons, imparting just enough energy to change the debris’s …
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1 jIf you Want to Move an Asteroid, you Need the Right Kind of Nuclear Explosion
A new collaborative study has shown that nuclear explosions could be used to deflect asteroids, protecting Earth from cataclysmic impacts.
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2 jFinding Oxygen on an Alien World Doesn't Always Mean There's Life There
Oxygen could indicate presence of life on another world, but for red dwarf planets finding oxygen isn't enough.
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2 j100-meter Asteroid Created a Strange Impact Event in Antarctica 430,000 Years Ago
The effects of ancient asteroid impacts on Earth are still evident from the variety of impact craters across our planet. And from the Chelyabinsk event back in 2013, where an asteroid exploded in the air above a Russian town, we know how devastating an “airburst” event can be. Now, researchers in Antarctica have discovered evidence …
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2 jGalileo Sunspot Sketches Versus Modern ‘Deep Learning’ AI
A new study turns modern 'deep learning' techniques on Galileo's early sketches of the Sun.
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2 jEarth Gains 5,200 Tons of Dust From Space Every Year
Whenever I wipe the dust off my coffee table or catch a glimpse of dust motes floating in sunlight, my spacey mind always wonders, is any of that cosmic dust? It just might be. But the amount of space dust that lands on our planet every year might surprise you. Scientists have long known that …
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3 jThe Same Technology Could Search for Microbes in Mars Rocks or Under the ice on Europa
NASA's SHERLOC and WATSON, two spectrometers designed to look for biosignatures, could answer if there's life on Mars on inside the Solar System's icy moons.
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NASA has selected SpaceX to build a lander to take humans to the moonSpaceX has been awarded a $2.9 billion contract to build the lunar lander that will take astronauts to the surface of the moon as part of NASA's Artemis programme
6 hCovid-19 news: Infections in England at lowest level in 7 monthsThe latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic
11 hPhysicists have created a new and extremely rare kind of uraniumA team of physicists in China has produced the lightest uranium atom ever, which is more than 10 per cent smaller than the most common type of uranium
13 hFacebook says its AI could help find drug combinations to treat cancerFacebook claims that its new artificial intelligence can predict the way drugs interact with each other inside cells, but other researchers say it may not translate into results that will be useful in humans
14 hExploring 'Aquaterra', the drowned continent walked by our ancestorsA continent's worth of land inhabited by ancient people has been submerged by rising seas over the past 20,000 years. Now we're discovering its secrets
2 jThe alphabet may have been invented 500 years earlier than we thoughtMany researchers think the alphabet emerged in Egypt about 3800 years ago – but possible examples of alphabetic writing from a 4300-year-old site in Syria challenge that idea
18 hDon't Miss: Netflix teen superpower series ZeroNew Scientist's weekly round-up of the best books, films, TV series, games and more that you shouldn't miss
2 jCan the European Union prevent an artificial intelligence dystopia?Leaked draft legislation suggests the European Union is attempting to find a “third way” on artificial intelligence regulation, between the free market US and authoritarian China
1 jRobotic elephant trunk can learn new tasks on its ownA robotic elephant trunk made of a chain of motorised segments is operated by an artificial intelligence that can allow on-the-job training
19 hMeteorologists can predict strength of Asian monsoon a year in advanceA climate model can reliably predict the strength of the Asian summer monsoon – and the tropical cyclone activity associated with it – more than one year ahead of time, which could help governments better prepare for damaging weather events
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In Ponzi We TrustBorrowing from Peter to pay Paul is a scheme made famous by Charles Ponzi. Who was this crook whose name graces this scam?
8172 jActivist Group Will Return Stolen Confederate Monument—After Converting It Into a Toilet"White Lies Matter" had pledged to deliver the stone chair intact if the United Daughters of the Confederacy displayed a specific banner
9 jWatch 150 Years of Asian American History Unfold in This DocumentaryThe five-part PBS series chronicles the community's story through archival footage, interviews
338 jEntirely Digital Artwork Sells for Record-Breaking $69 MillionThe sale marks the third-highest auction price achieved by a living artist
57 jVirtually Celebrate Peak Bloom With Ten Fun Facts About Cherry BlossomsThis year's National Cherry Blossom Festival will feature a mix of in-person and online events
408 jOne of the Last Privately Owned Botticelli Portraits Just Sold for $92 MillionThe 15th-century painting, which went up for auction at Sotheby's Thursday, depicts a young Florentine man
203 jThe Award-Winning Artist ADÁL Has Died. Read One of His Final InterviewsThe Puerto Rican artist won the National Portrait Gallery's People’s Choice award for his devastating image 'Muerto Rico'
319 jThe Epic Failure of Thomas Edison's Talking DollExpensive, heavy, non-functioning and a little scary looking, the doll created by America's hero-inventor was a commercial flop
2146 jThe Little-Known Story of Madagascar's Last Queen, Ranavalona IIIArtifacts linked to the royal are headed home following their purchase at auction by the African island's government
129 jOlympic Decathlon Medalist Rafer Johnson Dies at 86He was the first African American athlete to light the cauldron that burns during the Games
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People with rare blood clots after a COVID-19 jab share an uncommon immune responseThe COVID-19 vaccine’s pause is out of abundance of caution, experts say. The potentially deadly clots appear to be “extremely rare.”
11 hA new book explores how military funding shaped the science of oceanographyIn ‘Science on a Mission,’ science historian Naomi Oreskes argues that funding from the U.S. Navy both facilitated and stymied marine research.
13 h50 years ago, the United States wanted to deflate the helium stockpileAn attempt to dismantle the Federal Helium Reserve in 1971 failed. Fifty years later, the U.S. government is still determined to run out of gas.
18 hNeandertal DNA from cave mud shows two waves of migration across EurasiaGenetic material left behind in sediments reveals new details about how ancient humans once spread across the continent.
1 jEarth sweeps up 5,200 tons of extraterrestrial dust each yearThousands of micrometeorites collected from Antarctica come from both comets and asteroids, a new study suggests.
1 jOnly 3 percent of Earth’s land hasn’t been marred by humansA sweeping survey of terrestrial ecosystems finds that vanishingly little land houses all the animals it used to. Species reintroductions could help.
1 jThe P.1 coronavirus variant is twice as transmissible as earlier strainsThe variant first found in Brazil can evade some immunity from previous COVID-19 infections, making reinfections a possibility.
2 j‘Monkeydactyl’ may be the oldest known creature with opposable thumbsA newly discovered pterosaur that lived during the Jurassic Period could have used its flexible digits to climb trees like a monkey.
2 jA coronavirus epidemic may have hit East Asia about 25,000 years agoAn ancient viral outbreak may have left a genetic mark in East Asians that possibly influences their responses to the virus that causes COVID-19.
2 j‘First Steps’ shows how bipedalism led humans down a strange evolutionary pathIn a new book, a paleoanthropologist argues that walking upright has had profound effects on human anatomy and behavior.
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9 hThe Fast Lane for COVID Testing Has Opened Up in the U.S.Recently approved rapid antigen tests are likely to help mitigate the chain of transmission and put the U.S. on par with other countries that have them -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
13 hNational Park Nature Walks, Episode 5: A Northwoods VoyageHere is our next installment of a new pop-up podcast miniseries that takes your ears into the deep sound of nature. Host Jacob Job, an ecologist and audiophile, brings you inches away from a... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
14 hClimate Emergency Stymies Forecasts of Local Disaster RisksAfter a record-setting year for hurricanes and wildfires, the insurance industry is grappling with the role of our climate emergency in estimating local disaster damages -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
15 hThese Endangered Birds Are Forgetting Their SongsAustralia’s critically endangered regent honeyeaters are losing what amounts to their culture—and that could jeopardize their success at landing a mate. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
16 hCoping Strategies of Ocean Castaways Hold Lessons for the COVID PandemicShipwreck victims cast adrift for weeks or months exhibit a resilience that serves as a model to weather any extended crisis -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
17 hPsilocybin Therapy May Work as Well as Common AntidepressantFor the first time, a randomized controlled trial shows the psychedelic offers potent, if short-term, relief in comparison with an SSRI -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
1 jDoctors Should Talk to Patients about Firearm Injury PreventionIt’s a major public health issue, and discussing it should part of routine care, no different than questions about health risk factors such as smoking, substance use and diet -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
1 jYouth Leaders for Climate Justice Say, 'We Are Ready to Work'Inspiring individuals from Argentina, Colombia and Kuwait lay out actions that can improve people’s lives -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
1 jWhat Should We Do if Extraterrestrials Show Up?It’s hard to say at this point, but a crucial first step is to establish whether they exist so any future arrival won’t come as a complete surprise -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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As Artemis Moves Forward, NASA Picks SpaceX to Land Next Americans on MoonNASA is getting ready to send astronauts to explore more of the Moon as part of the Artemis program, and the agency has selected SpaceX to continue development of the first commercial human lander that will safely carry the next two American astronauts to the lunar surface.
8 hNASA Statement on Nomination of Pam Melroy for Agency Deputy AdministratorThe following is a statement from Acting NASA Administrator Steve Jurczyk on Friday’s announcement of the intended nomination by President Joe Biden of former NASA astronaut Pam Melroy to serve as the agency’s deputy administrator:
8 hNASA Celebrates Earth Day by Showing How We Are #ConnectedByEarthNASA’s investment in space – both the unique Earth science conducted in orbit and the technology developed by living in space and exploring the solar system and universe – returns benefits every day, particularly when it comes to environmental issues.
10 hNASA to Announce Selection of Human Lander for Artemis Moon MissionNASA will host a media teleconference at 4 p.m. EDT today, Friday, April 16, to announce the company or companies selected to move forward in developing a modern human landing system (HLS) that will carry the next two American astronauts to the surface of the Moon and pave the way for sustainable lunar exploration under the Artemis program.
12 hNASA Adds Vulcan Centaur Launch Services to Launch Services ContractNASA has awarded a contract modification to United Launch Services LLC of Centennial, Colorado, to add Vulcan Centaur launch services to the company's NASA Launch Services II (NLS II) contract, in accordance with the contract’s on-ramp provision.
1 jNASA to Provide Live Coverage of Space Station Crew LandingExpedition 64 Flight Engineer Kate Rubins of NASA and two Roscosmos cosmonauts are scheduled to end their mission on the International Space Station Friday, April 16.
3 jCoverage Set for NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 Briefings, Events, BroadcastsNASA will provide coverage of the upcoming prelaunch and launch activities for the agency’s SpaceX Crew-2 mission with astronauts to the International Space Station.
7 jEl helicóptero de Marte de la NASA intentará realizar su primer vuelo el domingoEl helicóptero Ingenuity Mars de la NASA está a dos días de llevar a cabo el primer intento de la humanidad de realizar un vuelo controlado y con motor de una aeronave en otro planeta.
7 jActing NASA Administrator Statement on Agency FY 2022 Discretionary RequestThe Biden-Harris Administration submitted to Congress Friday the president’s priorities for fiscal year 2022 discretionary spending. The following is a statement from acting NASA Administrator Steve Jurczyk on the funding request:
7 jNASA’s Mars Helicopter to Make First Flight Attempt SundayNASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter is two days away from making humanity’s first attempt at powered, controlled flight of an aircraft on another planet.
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43 jAstronaut selection: tips from ThomasVideo: 00:02:18
In 2008, Thomas Pesquet applied to become an ESA astronaut. On 22 April 2021, he will fly his second mission to the International Space Station. In this video Thomas shares how he found his way to space, and encourages viewers to follow their passions as ESA seeks its next class of astronauts.
Nobody is perfect on their first attempt at a task, but Thomas says the only way to improve is to try and keep trying. Though becoming an astronaut seemed a distant dream when he was younger, by continuing to challenge himself and learn along the way he developed the skills he needed to put himself forward and become one of a small group who have travelled to space.
Whatever your passion, his advice is universal: try your best...
14 hWeek in images: 12 - 16 April 2021
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15 hLa Soufrière volcano: before-and-afterImage: False-colour images captured by Copernicus Sentinel-2 show the aftermath of the explosive volcanic eruption that took place on 9 April 2021 on the Caribbean island of Saint Vincent.
17 hEarth from Space: Space Coast, Florida
On 22 April 2021, on Earth Day, Thomas Pesquet is planned to return to the International Space Station for his second mission, Alpha. Ahead of his launch, the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Cape Canaveral, USA, in a region known as the Space Coast.
20 hSatellite imagery key to powering Google Earth
One of the most comprehensive pictures of our changing planet is now available to the public. Thanks to the close collaboration between Google Earth, ESA, the European Commission, NASA and the US Geological Survey, 24 million satellite photos from the past 37 years have been embedded into a new layer of Google Earth – creating a new, explorable view of time on our planet.
1 jJosef Aschbacher and Simonetta di Pippo discuss space debris
Josef Aschbacher and Simonetta di Pippo discuss space debris
2 jDrone test of Hera mission's asteroid radarImage: Drone test of Hera mission asteroid radar
2 jSpace DebrisVideo: 00:04:15
On 20 April 2021, ESA will host the 8th European Conference on Space Debris from Darmstadt, in Germany. Scientists, engineers, industry experts and policy makers will spend the virtual four day conference discussing the latest issues surrounding space debris. They will exchange the latest research, try to come up with solutions for potential problems and define the future direction of any necessary action.
There are currently over 129 million objects larger than a millimetre in orbits around Earth. These range from inactive satellites to flakes of paint. But no matter how small the item of debris, anything travelling up to 56 000 km/h in an orbit is dangerous if it comes into contact with the many satellites that c...
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The biggest animal ever to fly was a reptile with a giraffe-like neck
Azhdarchid pterosaurs are also the largest ever flying vertebrates.
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1 jHow to optimize your PS5’s storage space so you don’t run out immediatelyKerde Severin/Unsplash
Don't stress out about deleting games.
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1 jBest tiki torches: Add serious ambiance with cool outdoor lightingOleg Illarionov, Unsplash
Give your backyard the gift of light and your body the gift of a bug-free summer with our guide to the best tiki torches.
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1 jCompost can help protect us from food poisoningLisa at Pexels
Organic fertilizer performed better than its industrial counterparts in fighting harmful pathogens.
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1 jDJI Air 2S drone: A pro-grade aerial camera for under $1,000Stan Horaczek
A large image sensor gives the DJI Air 2S drone serious photo and video chops for under $1,000.
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1 jThe US is tropicalizing, and you’ve probably already noticed the changePixabay
If you've heard about turtles dying in cold snaps, you've heard about this phenomenon.
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1 j10 fast-charging cables that’ll power up your devices in half the timePexels
Never run out of juice again.
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1 jBest swing sets: Outdoor fun right in your backyardTroy T, Unsplash
Here are the best swing sets to make your backyard into your kid’s dream playground.
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1 jFight ant infestations with these expert tipsLorenz Lippert/Unsplash
No thanks, ants. No thants.
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1 jOur most recognizable screams are the most joyfulPixabay
Happy screams were easier to pick out than those of fear or pain.
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What the Oldest Known Cave Painting Reveals About Early Humans (and What It Doesn't)Ancient humans began to draw symbols on caves at least 45,500 years ago, according to a surprising finding on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.
7 hJapan Just Had Its Earliest Peak Bloom of Cherry Blossoms in 1,200 Years. Is Climate Change to Blame?An exceptionally warm spring has led to the early arrival of cherry blossoms in Japan, causing researchers to draw patterns between local temperature increases and global warming.
9 hBeyond COVID, the Future of mRNA Is BrightScientists say the technology behind the COVID-19 vaccines could change medicine and lead to new treatments against diseases like malaria, cancer and HIV.
11 hHolotropic Breathing Promises Psychedelic-Like Trips Without the Drugs. Is It Safe?Many people report having spiritual experiences and psychological shifts while practicing intense and forceful breathing. But experts say this type of hyperventilating can pose mental and physical risks.
14 hThe Sky Phenomena That May Have Inspired Artist Georges SeuratDid volcanic aerosols inspire the artist's new direction?
16 hHow Plant 'Vaccines' Could Save Us From a World Without FruitResearchers are formulating unconventional solutions for tree diseases that harm beloved foods like oranges and chocolate. These include a potential RNA therapy, similar to certain COVID-19 vaccines.
1 jFight or Flight? Why Our Caveman Brains Keep Getting ConfusedOnce an evolutionary benefit that helped keep our ancestors alive, cortisol, the hormone that triggers our fight-or-flight response, may now be doing more harm than good.
1 jThe 5 Most Important Scientific Equations of All TimeCalculating the most influential scientific equations is no easy task. But these five certainly rank in the top tier.
1 jMarmots Are Teaching Their Captive-Bred Friends How to Live in the WildOnce critically endangered, Vancouver Island marmots are now teaching each other how to recover.
1 jA Mysterious Mass in a Man's Kidney Points to Cancer. But What Else Could It Be?One minute, Albert was feeling fine. The next he was overcome by cramps and nausea. Then came the blood.