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Parasitic fly larvae damage the beaks of Galápagos finches, changing their mating songs and possibly causing females to pick males of a different species.
New observations suggest the strange bright burst called the ‘Cow’ was a supernova, rather than a shredded star.
An atomic clock designed to enable self-driving spaceships and GPS-like navigation on other planets is about to take a yearlong test flight.
Chitin and chitosan from crustacean shells could put a dent in the world’s plastic waste problem.
Worldwide, return rates of lost wallets goes up as the money inside increases, contradicting the idea that people act in their own self-interest.
Colonies suffered from parasitic, disease-spreading Varroa mites. Floods and fire didn’t help.
A computer simulation reveals how one nation’s management of its fish spawning grounds could significantly help or hurt another country’s catch.
The brain activity of mice and bats aligns in social settings, a coordination that may hold clues about how social context influences behavior.
DNA analysis of a skull indicates that the animal had a narwhal mother and beluga father.
In 1969, bulletproof armor used boron carbide fibers. Fifty years later, bulletproof armor is drastically lighter and made from myriad materials.
The multiorgan system could help test new and existing drugs for effectiveness and unwanted side effects.
Declassified spy satellite photographs reveal that glacier melt in the Himalayas has sped up dramatically in the last two decades.
Here’s how to prepare thin pancakes that are perfectly smooth, according to science.
A “surface tension catapult” can fling dewdrops carrying fungal spores from water-repellent leaves.
Vaccination against rotavirus is associated with a reduced incidence of type 1 diabetes in children, according to an analysis of U.S. insurance data.
In neurobiological studies, male lab animals tend to outnumber females, which are considered too hormonal. Scientists say it’s time for that myth to go.
Two teeth confirm the idea that hyenas crossed the Bering land bridge into North America, a study finds.
Detailed views of a common stomach virus that causes vomiting and diarrhea could aid vaccine and disinfectant development.
Elusive dark matter particles could be spotted when they slam into electrons or atomic nuclei within diamond, scientists say.
Scientists debate how to interpret seismic activity near Bolshaya Udina on the remote Kamchatka Peninsula.
Observations of Europa by the Hubble Space Telescope suggest that the moon’s ice-covered ocean may hold sodium chloride, or common table salt.
Antibiotic pollution can fuel drug resistance in microbes. A global survey of rivers finds unsafe levels of antibiotics in 16 percent of sites.
Older stars, like the sun, can still send out massive bursts of energy that can be seen from light-years away.