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To learn where mosquitoes are transmitting certain viruses, Florida officials deploy chickens and test them for antibodies to the pathogens.
Drilling deep into the seafloor beneath Antarctica’s “Iceberg Alley” could reveal new clues about how quickly the continent has melted in the past.
Studying individual brains may not be the way to figure out the human mind, a social neuroscientist argues.
Scientists are gearing up to release the first image of the black hole at the center of the galaxy. Here’s what they hope to find out.
A food preservative may impair the ability to fight the flu, a study in mice suggests.
RNAs do a lot more than act as middlemen for protein building. Here are a few of the ways they affect your health and disease.
A brain stimulation treatment that nudges older people’s brain waves into sync could lead to noninvasive therapies for dementia and other disorders.
Mixtures of hot volcanic rock and gas called pyroclastic flows travel so far by gliding on air, a new study suggests.
A new theoretical method for multiplying enormous figures appears to achieve a speed first predicted decades ago.
A newly discovered species of ancient whale unearthed in Peru split time between land and sea.
Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft shot a projectile at Ryugu. Next: collecting asteroid dust from the probable impact crater left behind.
A new way to monitor the viruses that wild mosquitoes are spreading passes its first outdoor test.
In 1969, a bacteria-infecting virus held promise for unlocking the secrets of viral replication. Fifty years later, the virus is a versatile tool for scientists.
Changes in regulatory DNA, rather than mutations to genes themselves, grounded some birds, a study finds.
A small, sturdy piece of planet survived the collapse of its sun and now orbits the dead star.
A new study suggests that cats can tell their names apart from other spoken words.
Insects called silverleaf whiteflies exploit tomatoes’ ability to detect damage caused to nearby plants.
Two groups of scientists introduce the idea of “ferrovolcanism,” or iron volcanoes, that could have occurred on metal asteroids like Psyche.
Three people connected to mass shootings have recently killed themselves. Here’s what we know, and don’t, about the lingering effects of mass trauma.
Pumpkin toadlets are the first frogs found to have fluorescent bony plates that are visible through their skin under ultraviolet light.
North Dakota fossils may depict the aftermath of the dinosaur-killing asteroid, but controversial claims about the breadth of the find are unproven.
Lab-altered bacteria have made a copy of a spider’s strongest silk strands, which could one day be used to make more sturdy materials.
Dental evidence suggests female Hyksos immigrants married into power.
Human gene editing needs responsible regulation, but a ban isn’t the way to go, says Nobel laureate David Baltimore.