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    Dino-era bird had the head of a Velociraptor and beak of a toucan

    Home News An illustration shows the late Cretaceous bird Falcatakely forsterae flying in ancient Madagascar not too far from sauropod dinosaurs. (Image: © Mark Witton) In what may...

    Here are the most promising coronavirus vaccine candidates out there

    Home News (Image: © Westend61 via Getty Images) Editor's Note: This story was updated on Nov. 25.Using materials from weakened cold viruses to snippets of genetic code,...

    Arecibo radio telescope, damaged beyond repair, seen from space

    Home News Satellites spotted gashes in the damaged Arecibo Observatory, which is set to be decommissioned by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF).The 57-year-old radio telescope...

    Spacecraft with precious asteroid cargo is almost home after 3 billion-mile trek

    Home News The Hayabusa2 craft touched down on the asteroid Ryugu on Feb. 22, 2019. (Image: © JAXA, University of Tokyo, Kochi University, Rikkyo University, Nagoya...

    The world’s newest monkey species was found in a lab, not on an expedition

    Home News The Popa langur (Trachypithecus popa) is named after the sacred Mount Popa, which holds the largest population of the species with just over...

    Best microscopes for kids 2020

    Home News (Image: © JGI/Tom Grill via Getty Images) If your curious kid is already developing a fascination for science (and exploring the world around them), having...

    Roman-era Egyptian child mummy scanned with laser-like precision

    Home News X-ray diffraction showed the mummy's unerupted adult teeth and a mass of resin inside the skull. (Image: © Copyright Stuart R. Stock) An Egyptian mummy...

    2 of Darwin’s famous notebooks, including iconic ‘Tree of Life’ sketch, are missing

    Home News Charles Darwin in 1857 (Image: © Cambridge University Library) A thief may have stolen two of Charles Darwin's notebooks, including one containing his iconic 1837 "Tree...

    Who set up this mysterious metal monolith in Utah desert? (It’s not aliens.)

    Home News While conducting a count of bighorn sheep in a portion of southeastern Utah, on Nov. 18, 2020, researchers spotted a mysterious metal monument in...

    SARS-CoV-2 relative found lurking in frozen bats from Cambodia

    Home News (Image: © Shutterstock) For the first time, close relatives of the novel coronavirus have been found outside China.Scientists discovered the two viruses in frozen bats...

    Pandemic: Legacy board game is 38% off this Black Friday

    Home News (Image: © Z-Man Games / Fair Dealing) The world has (understandably) become increasingly interested in epidemiology and the history of pandemics this year. With a...

    Americans celebrated Thanksgiving during a pandemic before. Here’s what happened.

    Home News Two American servicemen enjoy a public Thanksgiving dinner in New York City, 1918. Tens of thousands of wayward troops joined public dinners like this. (Image:...

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    Dino-era bird had the head of a Velociraptor and beak of a toucan

    Home News An illustration shows the late Cretaceous bird Falcatakely forsterae flying in ancient Madagascar not too far from sauropod dinosaurs. (Image: © Mark Witton) In what may...

    Here are the most promising coronavirus vaccine candidates out there

    Home News (Image: © Westend61 via Getty Images) Editor's Note: This story was updated on Nov. 25.Using materials from weakened cold viruses to snippets of genetic code,...

    Arecibo radio telescope, damaged beyond repair, seen from space

    Home News Satellites spotted gashes in the damaged Arecibo Observatory, which is set to be decommissioned by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF).The 57-year-old radio telescope...

    Spacecraft with precious asteroid cargo is almost home after 3 billion-mile trek

    Home News The Hayabusa2 craft touched down on the asteroid Ryugu on Feb. 22, 2019. (Image: © JAXA, University of Tokyo, Kochi University, Rikkyo University, Nagoya...
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