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Getting a good sense of when a species disappeared from its range, or from the planet, is not straightforward. sciencenews.org/article/mammot…
Tyrannosaurus rex isn’t just a king to paleontologists — the dinosaur increasingly reigns over the world of art auctions. sciencenews.org/article/sale-t…
“In a manner of speaking, we’ve known that Mauna Loa was showing signs of unrest since 2015.” sciencenews.org/article/hawaii…
“A disabled person could take a suborbital flight tomorrow. I think at this point, the limiting factor is cultural, rather than technological.” sciencenews.org/article/artemi…
Fluid physics reveals how divers keep splashing to a minimum. sciencenews.org/article/physic…
Ankylosaurs' sledgehammer tails could have shattered predatory dinosaurs' shins, but researchers think the weaponry primarily was used for battles over mates, food or territory. sciencenews.org/article/ankylo…
Genetic tweaks could render the mice infertile and eliminate populations in just 25 years. sciencenews.org/article/natura…
Books about the pandemic. Books about the ancient past. Books about outer space. Books about ....pretty much anything you could want. sciencenews.org/article/scienc…
“We have evidence now that just being infected with a certain parasite … can have pretty major implications for wolf behavior.” sciencenews.org/article/wolves…
The close resemblance between Natovenator and a duck or cormorant is almost certainly an example of what’s known as convergent evolution, one expert says. sciencenews.org/article/dinosa…
Two NASA space telescopes caught a short gamma-ray burst in long GRB’s clothing: It lasted a long time but originated from a short GRB source. sciencenews.org/article/gamma-…
Sometimes we demonize an animal if we feel like it’s threatening our ability to control the landscape. sciencenews.org/article/pests-…
These are some of the most stunning images from the James Webb Space Telescope’s first year of operation. sciencenews.org/article/2022-j…
This virtual glimpse into the cosmos’s past is the result of CoDaIII, the third iteration of the Cosmic Dawn Project, which traces the history of the universe, beginning with the “cosmic dark ages” about 10 million years after the Big Bang. sciencenews.org/article/univer…
It’s now clear that a brain roughly one-third the size of human brains today still enabled H. naledi to achieve control of fire, one researcher argues. sciencenews.org/article/homo-n…
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The ancestor of the yeast responsible for lager beer has been found in Europe for the first time — fittingly, in Ireland. sciencenews.org/article/brewin…
“Fossils have influenced our folklore; they’re a unifier of humanity and culture rather than a separate thing.” sciencenews.org/article/sale-t…
Elite athletes striving for low-splash, high-scoring dives should pull a bubble of air behind them. sciencenews.org/article/physic…
Natovenator and other closely related dinosaurs may have been swimming predators, challenging the popular notion that all dinos were landlubbers. sciencenews.org/article/dinosa…
A growing body of research links the group of chemicals broadly known as PFAS or "forever chemcails" to conditions from unhealthy blood lipid levels to pregnancy complications to cancer. sciencenews.org/article/pfas-f…
This natural sledgehammer has long been considered a defensive weapon against predators. But ankylosaurs may have turned their massive tail clubs against each other. sciencenews.org/article/ankylo…
The eruption has interrupted data collection for one of climate science’s most iconic charts: the Keeling Curve. sciencenews.org/article/hawaii…
Some farmers in Africa view elephants as “pests” and set up electric fences to keep them from crops. But elephants are smart enough to break down these defenses with logs or their tusks, which don't conduct electricity. sciencenews.org/article/pests-…
Learning how disabled people behave on spaceflights will help all astronauts in the future, regardless of disability. sciencenews.org/article/artemi…
The infant universe transforms from a featureless landscape to an intricate web in a new supercomputer simulation of the cosmos’s formative years. sciencenews.org/article/univer…
“Signs of fire use are everywhere in this cave system.” sciencenews.org/article/homo-n…
In mice, there’s a chunk of DNA that gets passed on almost 100% of the time. Scientists are tweaking this selfish element to help drive mice to extinction where they are invasive. sciencenews.org/article/natura…
Which ones have you read? Which ones did we miss? sciencenews.org/article/scienc…
If DNA found in sediments is to be believed, woolly mammoths lived in mainland Siberia as recently as 3,900 years ago. But that DNA could also be from long dead mammoths, a new study says. sciencenews.org/article/mammot…
Leaving the pack to go out on your own is risky behavior for gray wolves. This boldness is about 11 times as likely in wolves infected with a behavior-tweaking parasite. sciencenews.org/article/wolves…
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Scientists already knew that meat-heavy human diets drive greenhouse gas emissions. But when it comes to environmental sustainability, “we shouldn’t ignore pet food.” sciencenews.org/article/dry-ca…
Researchers have found remnants of small fireplaces and sooty wall and ceiling smudges throughout South Africa’s Rising Star cave complex. sciencenews.org/article/homo-n…
The DNA of woolly mammoths and woolly rhinos is found in sediments that are thousands of years younger than the youngest known skeletal remains. But did the creatures really survive that long? sciencenews.org/article/mammot…
Watch the early universe evolve in an animation from a new simulation. youtube.com/watch?v=1ZuZ7L…
You may already know that 'forever chemicals' are bad for the environment. They also may be dangerous to your health. sciencenews.org/article/pfas-f…
Natovenator polydontus may be the first known nonbird dinosaur to have possessed a streamlined body comparable to that of modern diving birds. sciencenews.org/article/dinosa…
Some of the most common long COVID symptoms, such as a dramatic worsening of health after exertion, lack a standard code for documentation in medical charts, making them hard to track. sciencenews.org/article/resear…
Fossils “are our only means of understanding the biology and evolution of extinct animals.” sciencenews.org/article/sale-t…
Astronauts on a weeks-long Artemis mission to the moon or a years-long mission to Mars will need to survive in stressful, challenging, isolated environments. Getting along becomes crucial to staying alive. sciencenews.org/article/artemi…
Does the current eruption pose a threat to people? “It’s a little early to tell,: sciencenews.org/article/hawaii…
Why do we consider some animals “pests”? It’s all about perspective, says science journalist @BeeBrookshire  sciencenews.org/article/pests-…
Olympic divers slice into a pool with a quick turn underwater that minimizes splash. But not for the reasons many athletes think it does. sciencenews.org/article/physic…
Scientists are still searching for remedies that will actually sober people up and fend off hangovers after a night of drinking. sciencenews.org/article/50-yea…
In the battle against invasive mice on islands, scientists are using the rodent’s own genes against them. sciencenews.org/article/natura…
An infrared twist on the Pillars of Creation is included among the images. sciencenews.org/article/favori…
Genetic tweaks could render the mice infertile and eliminate populations in just 25 years. sciencenews.org/article/natura…
Long COVID patients “know the right questions to ask to properly document their experience.” sciencenews.org/article/resear…
These cosmic pics have dazzled, awed and inspired Science News staff.sciencenews.org/article/favori…
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