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Record-Breaking Lightning As Long As Kansas Spotted loading...
Record-Breaking Lightning As Long As Kansas Spotted
The spidery streak is just one of many new lightning discoveries found in often overlooked satellite data.
Newly Discovered Organ May Be Lurking Under Your Skin loading...
Newly Discovered Organ May Be Lurking Under Your Skin
Identified in mice, the simple organ most likely exists in humans, too, offering fresh insight into how we experience painful pressure and pricks.
Humans, Not Glaciers, Likely Doomed Ice Age Cave Bears loading...
Humans, Not Glaciers, Likely Doomed Ice Age Cave Bears
Analysis of genetic material from dozens of prehistoric bears shows that their decline neatly matches the arrival of Homo sapiens in Europe.
See Our Favourite Scientific Breakthroughs This Month loading...
See Our Favourite Scientific Breakthroughs This Month
What do bone daggers, colourful squirrels, cheese, and hip-hop have in common? Science.
Volcano Forecasts Could Soon Be A Reality, Thanks To AI loading...
Volcano Forecasts Could Soon Be A Reality, Thanks To AI
The 800 million people who live near active volcanoes may soon have much more time to evacuate when their mountains rumble to life.
Bizarre Fossils Reveal Asia’s Oldest Known Forest loading...
Bizarre Fossils Reveal Asia’s Oldest Known Forest
The spindly trees had surprisingly complex roots—setting the stage for the formation of coal seams still mined today.
Volcanoes Blow Smoke Rings. Now We Know How They Do It. loading...
Volcanoes Blow Smoke Rings. Now We Know How They Do It.
These ghostly hoops have been spotted above volcanic events around the world. But how they form has long been a mystery.
This Toddler-Size Parrot Was A Prehistoric Oddity loading...
This Toddler-Size Parrot Was A Prehistoric Oddity
The flightless 'squawkzilla' stood three feet tall and was twice the weight of the kakapo, the heaviest parrot alive today.
Tiny Liver Grown In The Lab. Here's What It Can Teach Us. loading...
Tiny Liver Grown In The Lab. Here's What It Can Teach Us.
The most complex mini-organ of its kind offers clues to treating a host of diseases.
Why We Like What We Like: A Scientist’s Surprising Findings loading...
Why We Like What We Like: A Scientist’s Surprising Findings
Your genes, your germs, and your environment all may influence your tastes in food—as well as partners and politics.
How A Fish Might Grow Your Next Salad loading...
How A Fish Might Grow Your Next Salad
In a virtuous cycle of sustainability, waste from fish farming becomes nutrients for growing vegetables, which cleanse the water for fish farming.
Saber-Tooth Surprise: Fossils Redraw Picture Of The Fearsome Big Cat loading...
Saber-Tooth Surprise: Fossils Redraw Picture Of The Fearsome Big Cat
Hundreds of teeth pulled from the La Brea tar pits in California are revising our image of this icon of the Ice Age.

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