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Did early humans in India survive a supervolcano? loading...
Did early humans in India survive a supervolcano?
Stone tools hint that the population weathered the biggest eruption in two million years, but some researchers aren’t convinced.
Remembering Katherine Johnson, NASA's 'Hidden Figures' hero, for her love of numbers loading...
Remembering Katherine Johnson, NASA's 'Hidden Figures' hero, for her love of numbers
The pioneering mathematician helped send the first U.S. astronauts to space—including on the Apollo flights to the moon.
Why travel restrictions aren't stopping the coronavirus loading...
Why travel restrictions aren't stopping the coronavirus
Here’s what the latest science says about whether travel bans, border screenings, and quarantines are thwarting the ongoing outbreak.
Why we dedicated our cover story to ‘the end of trash’ loading...
Why we dedicated our cover story to ‘the end of trash’
Eliminating trash may sound far-fetched, but continuing to trash the planet is untenable. So innovators worldwide are pioneering solutions.
These jellyfish can sting without touching you, thanks to 'mucus grenades' loading...
These jellyfish can sting without touching you, thanks to 'mucus grenades'
Cassiopea jellyfish make up for their lack of tentacles by releasing gooey clouds full of autopiloted stingers.
Oldest evidence of modern bees found in Argentina loading...
Oldest evidence of modern bees found in Argentina
The 100-million-year-old burrows confirm that bees diversified alongside early flowering plants.
The Arctic’s thawing ground is releasing a shocking amount of dangerous gases loading...
The Arctic’s thawing ground is releasing a shocking amount of dangerous gases
This “abrupt thaw” affects 5 percent of Arctic permafrost, but it could double the amount of warming it contributes.
Rare fossil of bone-crushing crocodile cousin found in Brazil loading...
Rare fossil of bone-crushing crocodile cousin found in Brazil
The prehistoric reptile likely played a surprising but vital role in its Triassic ecosystem.
‘Reaper of Death’ tyrannosaur discovered in Canada loading...
‘Reaper of Death’ tyrannosaur discovered in Canada
The scar-faced dinosaur illuminates how T. rex and its relatives became top predators.
The sun is still a burning mystery. That may be about to change. loading...
The sun is still a burning mystery. That may be about to change.
The historic launch of the new European Solar Orbiter helps foster a golden age for understanding our nearest star.
Australian researchers get cracking on coronavirus vaccine loading...
Australian researchers get cracking on coronavirus vaccine
Can the University of Queensland develop a vaccine for the coronavirus?
Wildfires have spread dramatically—and some forests may not recover loading...
Wildfires have spread dramatically—and some forests may not recover
An explosion in the frequency and extent of wildfires worldwide is hindering recovery even in ecosystems that rely on natural blazes to survive.

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