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South American shamans in the Andes Mountains carried mind-altering ingredients 1,000 years ago, a study finds.
Gravitational wave hunters are on a cosmic scavenger hunt. Here’s what they’re hoping to find.
Women and minorities are more frequently described by personality in medical student evaluations, but men are described by their skills, a study says.
Entrepreneurs are bringing automation and data analysis to insect agriculture to build a profitable business that helps feed the planet.
Bringing back big predators to Gorongosa, once a wildlife paradise in Mozambique, is just one piece of the puzzle in undoing the damage there.
A new variation of the classic double-slit experiment confirms that antimatter, like normal matter, has wave-particle duality.
Winners of the California Academy of Sciences’ annual photo contest dove deep underwater and hiked to great heights to create these striking images.
Conventional surveys can’t track migration after natural disasters in real time. But Facebook data may provide a crude estimate of those who flee.
The panda gut digests protein in bamboo so well that the animal’s nutritional profile for calories resembles a wolf’s.
In what may have been a precursor to avian flight, a flightless winged dinosaur may have flapped its wings as it jogged.
Art created by an artificial intelligence exacts unprecedented control over nerve cells tied to vision in monkey brains, and could lead to new neuroscience experiments.
It took decades to find the first gravitational wave event, and now they’re a weekly occurrence.
By chowing down on grass and then excreting into rivers and lakes, hippos play a big role in transporting a nutrient crucial to the food web.
Scientists detected water in bits of an asteroid thought to be devoid of the liquid. Such space rocks might have helped create Earth’s oceans.
A Denisovan jaw is the earliest evidence of hominids on the Tibetan Plateau, and the first fossil outside of Siberia from the mysterious human lineage.
New research suggests that the Nazis had enough uranium to make a working nuclear reactor.
Put two types of sand grains together in a chamber, and they can flow like fluids under the right conditions.
New analyses of the data used to find the first discovered exomoon are reaching conflicting results.
An underappreciated form of dementia that causes memory trouble in older people gets a name: LATE.
Amateur astronomer images and satellite data are revealing what causes the strange atmospheric glow called STEVE.
U.S. measles cases have surged to 704. Outbreaks reveal pockets of vulnerability where too many unvaccinated people are helping the virus spread.
Quantum physicist Paul Kwiat reveals what it takes do well in LabEscape, his science-themed escape room.
Young aphids swollen with fatty substances save their colony by self-sacrifice, using that goo to patch breaches in the wall of their tree home.
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