Smart News Science | Smithsonian Magazine feed for Smart News ScienceenThu, 22 Apr 2021 15:00:00 +0000Highly Invasive Jumping Worms Have Spread to 15 States invertebrate depletes topsoil of nutrients and makes it difficult for fungi and plants to growThu, 22 Apr 2021 15:00:00 +0000New Fossils Suggest Tyrannosaurs May Have Hunted in Packs say the trove of four or five specimens found in southern Utah challenges the assumption that these predators were solitaryThu, 22 Apr 2021 13:30:00 +0000Otters at Georgia Aquarium Test Positive for Coronavirus Asian small-clawed otters may have caught the virus from an asymptomatic staff memberThu, 22 Apr 2021 11:00:00 +0000Rediscovered Coffee Species Boosts Crop's Climate Resilience Without Sacrificing Taste rare, wild species was well-received by taste-testers and can grow in much higher temperatures than the most commonly cultivated varietiesWed, 21 Apr 2021 13:30:00 +0000Experience a Day in the Life of a Wild Wolf, as Seen in Stunning Collar-Cam Footage perfect summer adventure for a wolf in Minnesota seems to be spent fishing and napping Wed, 21 Apr 2021 11:30:00 +0000Raindrops Are Surprisingly Similar on Other Planets they are made of water, methane or liquid iron, raindrops' size and shape are limited by the same equations Wed, 21 Apr 2021 10:30:00 +0000New-Growth Alaskan Forests May Store More Carbon After Wildfires find forests are regrowing with more deciduous trees, which are more resistant to burning and may eventually store 160 percent more carbonTue, 20 Apr 2021 12:30:00 +0000Humans Have Altered 97 Percent of Earth's Land Through Habitat and Species Loss study, which did not include Antarctica, also identified opportunities to restore up to 20 percent of land ecosystemsTue, 20 Apr 2021 10:30:00 +0000NASA's Mars Helicopter Completes First Historic Test Flight on Another Planet's Jet Propulsion Laboratory confirmed Ingenuity's successful lift off into the Martian sky after receiving data from the Perseverance roverMon, 19 Apr 2021 20:05:40 +0000In All of Time, 2.5 Billion Tyrannosaurus Rexes Have Roamed Earth study used calculations based on body size and metabolism rate to estimate out how many dinosaurs lived throughout the species existenceMon, 19 Apr 2021 11:30:00 +0000Fireball Illuminates Skies Across East Coast of Florida asteroid fragment weighed 900 pounds and hit Earth's atmosphere at 38,000 miles per hour Fri, 16 Apr 2021 19:44:04 +0000NASA Considers Commercial Reality TV Show That Aims to Send One Lucky Civilian to Space'Space Hero' founders hope the series, which may launch as early as 2023, will encourage interest in privatized space travel Fri, 16 Apr 2021 19:33:05 +0000A Prehistoric Flying Creature Nicknamed 'Monkeydactyl' May Have Climbed Trees Using Opposable Thumbs newly described Jurassic pterosaur may be the oldest animal known to possess opposable thumbsFri, 16 Apr 2021 18:29:05 +0000Unique Bone Structure Helped Long-Necked Pterosaurs Fly wheel-like spokes connected the vertebrae’s central column to its outer surface, offering serious strengthFri, 16 Apr 2021 12:30:00 +0000This Ant Can Shrink and Regrow Its Brain jumping ants shrink their brains when they become their colony’s queen, but they can also grow the brain back if they quit the gigFri, 16 Apr 2021 11:00:00 +0000Last Two Giraffes Rescued From a Disappearing Island in Kenya land mass was once a peninsula in Lake Baringo, but rising waters turned it into a muddy islandThu, 15 Apr 2021 17:53:54 +0000Airborne Microplastics 'Now Spiral Around the Globe' find the tiny synthetic particles can stay aloft for nearly a week and travel large distances in the windThu, 15 Apr 2021 11:30:00 +0000Researchers Turn Spider Webs Into Music eerie compositions offer humans an approximation of how spiders experience their surroundings through vibrationsWed, 14 Apr 2021 13:30:00 +0000Japan Will Release Fukushima Nuclear Plant Wastewater Into Ocean years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the site is running out of space to store tritium-containing wastewater Wed, 14 Apr 2021 12:15:00 +0000Discarded Covid-19 Masks and Plastic Gloves Are Killing Wildlife are finding single-use items are entrapping and entangling animals all over the globeWed, 14 Apr 2021 11:15:00 +0000Record-Breaking 16-Foot-Long Sawfish Washes Ashore in the Florida Keys a rare occurrence, a second 12-foot-long juvenile sawfish was found dead on a different beach in the state during the same weekTue, 13 Apr 2021 13:30:00 +0000After a Fiery Display, SpaceX Debris Landed on a Washington Farm are also investigating whether a cylindrical object that washed ashore in Oregon may also be from the SpaceX rocket boosterTue, 13 Apr 2021 12:30:00 +0000Stones Hint at Possible 600-Mile Dinosaur Migration From Wisconsin to Wyoming 150 million years ago, prehistoric plant-eaters may have carried the rocks in their bellies to aid digestionTue, 13 Apr 2021 11:30:00 +0000NASA Reveals Spectacular New Hubble Telescope Image of the Veil Nebula processing techniques brought out finer details of the nebula’s filaments and delicate threads of translucent ionized gasMon, 12 Apr 2021 13:30:00 +0000Scientists Detect X-Rays Radiating From Uranus beams could be scattered light from the Sun, fluorescence from Uranus's rings, or produced by auroras on the ice giantMon, 12 Apr 2021 12:30:00 +0000More Than 50 Orcas Hunt and Kill Blue Whale Off Australian Coast is one of just a handful of times that orcas have ever been recorded killing a blue whaleMon, 12 Apr 2021 11:30:00 +0000Gorillas Beat Their Chests to Communicate With Each Other larger male apes have lower frequencies in their pounds and may use chest-beating to signal their social status, strength, and size to others Mon, 12 Apr 2021 10:30:00 +0000New Measurements of Muons Might Rewrite Particle Physics gap between theoretical predictions and the experimental measurements isn’t a full-blown discovery yet Fri, 09 Apr 2021 19:32:05 +0000Evacuations Ongoing After 'Explosive Eruption' on Caribbean Island activity on the island of St. Vincent prompted mandatory evacuations hours before the eruption startedFri, 09 Apr 2021 15:52:23 +0000Climate Change Linked to Increase in Arctic Lightning Strikes warming climate makes Arctic lightning possible, and resulting wildfires release immense amounts of carbon from the permafrost Fri, 09 Apr 2021 13:35:05 +0000Study Finds Rat Poison in Dead Eagles From Across the U.S. than 82 percent of 133 eagles tested had so-called anticoagulant rodenticides in their bodiesThu, 08 Apr 2021 19:41:30 +0000To Fight Climate Change With Trees, America Needs More Seedlings research estimates the U.S. would need to double production to meet its reforestation goalsThu, 08 Apr 2021 19:19:22 +0000New Fissure in Iceland Volcano Prompts Evacuation of Tourists re-evaluated the safety of the eruption site after a new fissure began spewing steam and lava a half-mile from the original cratersWed, 07 Apr 2021 13:30:00 +0000Contagious Yawning May Keep Lion Prides in Sync study finds after yawning together, lions were 11 times more likely to copy the actions of the individual that yawned firstWed, 07 Apr 2021 12:30:00 +0000Explorers Survey World's Deepest Known Shipwreck American destroyer U.S.S. Johnston sank on October 25, 1944, during the Battle of Leyte Gulf in the Philippine SeaWed, 07 Apr 2021 11:30:00 +0000Ingenuity Helicopter Survives Its First Night Alone on Mars April 3, 2021, the spacecraft launched from the Perseverance rover and successfully landed on the red planetTue, 06 Apr 2021 19:44:45 +0000WHO Releases Results of First Investigation Into the Origin of Covid-19 virus was most likely first spread from a wild animal, possibly bats, to an unknown intermediate animal, possibly farm animals, and then to humans Tue, 06 Apr 2021 19:15:16 +0000Dolphins Spotted in Venice's Grand Canal—for Real This Time coast guard and a rescue organization took about two hours to guide the cetaceans out of the canalMon, 05 Apr 2021 17:47:34 +0000A Very Angry Octopus Goes Viral After Lashing Out at an Australian Tourist video posted to social media captures the cephalopod's arm-flinging attack Mon, 05 Apr 2021 17:16:00 +0000Study of Narwhal Tusks Reveals a Swiftly Changing Arctic analysis of ten tusks shows shifting diets and increasing levels of mercury as climate change warms the polar regionMon, 05 Apr 2021 11:30:00 +0000Get Lost in the Sauce With a Brand New Pasta Shape, Cascatelli ruffled, waterfall-inspired noodle resembles a combination of mafaldine and bucatini Fri, 02 Apr 2021 19:05:27 +0000Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Is Highly Effective at Preventing Covid-19 Infections in Adolescents a study of 2,260 children age 12 to 15, no vaccinated kids contracted the virusFri, 02 Apr 2021 18:34:04 +0000How Studying Lemur Hibernation Could Make Long-Distance Space Travel Easier One Day humans' closest hibernating relative, learning from the critters could also make emergency surgery safer and inform metabolic disease researchFri, 02 Apr 2021 12:30:00 +0000Las Vegas Was Inundated by 46 Million Grasshoppers on a Single Night in 2019 new study says the horde of insects was drawn to the Vegas Strip by its famously bright lightsFri, 02 Apr 2021 11:45:00 +0000Mars Helicopter Ingenuity Holds Piece of Wright Brothers History under Ingenuity's solar panels is a stamp-sized swatch of fabric from the Wright FlyerThu, 01 Apr 2021 16:17:54 +0000New Atomic Clocks May Someday Redefine the Length of a Second used three atomic clocks to measure time accurately down to the quadrillionth of a percentThu, 01 Apr 2021 15:11:38 +0000How Space Travel Shrank Astronaut Scott Kelly's Heart in orbit, the adaptable muscle doesn't need to combat gravity to pump bloodThu, 01 Apr 2021 10:30:00 +0000CDC Study of Vaccinated Frontline Workers Shows Covid-19 Shots Effectively Prevent Infection, Not Just Symptoms vaccinated group of participants saw 90 percent fewer cases than if they had not been vaccinatedWed, 31 Mar 2021 19:23:19 +0000NOAA's Weather Forecasting System Just Got a Major Update new version of the Global Forecast System could give Americans in the path of a hurricane an additional 36 hours to prepare compared to the old modelWed, 31 Mar 2021 17:13:11 +0000A Puzzling Brain Disease Is Killing Black Bears in the Western United States animals showing signs of a neurological disorder had brain inflammation, but the cause is still unknownTue, 30 Mar 2021 19:12:00 +0000This Insect Has Plant DNA in Its Genome have a gene only found in plants that appears to allow the tiny insects to withstand plants’ chemical defensesTue, 30 Mar 2021 12:30:00 +0000Thanks to a Genetic Mutation, These French Rabbits Prefer Handstands to Bunny Hops unusually acrobatic sauteur d’Alfort rabbits were first discovered in France in 1935Tue, 30 Mar 2021 11:45:00 +0000The Colossal Container Ship Stuck in the Suez Canal Has Been Freed the help of high tides, tugboats were finally able to yank the vessel looseMon, 29 Mar 2021 21:19:10 +0000Why U.S. Approval of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine Is Taking So Long unprecedented public exchange with a data review board is the latest of AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine’s hurdlesMon, 29 Mar 2021 17:15:52 +0000Experiments Find Gene Key to the Human Brain's Large Size single gene identified by the study may be what makes human brains three times larger than our closest great ape relatives at birthMon, 29 Mar 2021 11:45:00 +0000Like Humans and Mammals, Octopuses May Have Two Stages of Sleep do not know if octopuses dream in color, but they do change color while sleepingFri, 26 Mar 2021 21:40:27 +0000The Amazon Rainforest Now Emits More Greenhouse Gases Than It Absorbs change and deforestation have transformed the ecosystem into a net source of planet-warming gases instead of a carbon sinkFri, 26 Mar 2021 12:30:00 +0000Why Bald Eagle Populations Soared in the Last Decade 1963, only 417 breeding pairs remained, but 71,400 active couples were recorded as of 2019Fri, 26 Mar 2021 11:30:00 +0000Hawai'i Is Officially the Best Place on Earth to See Rainbows, According to Science geographic location and topography of the islands create beautiful viewsThu, 25 Mar 2021 19:58:24 +0000How Did This Walrus Get to Wales? same walrus might have stopped briefly in Denmark and Ireland Thu, 25 Mar 2021 18:26:21 +0000Scientists Capture Swirling Magnetic Fields in New Image of Black Hole updated picture adds polarization, revealing new details of the stunning cosmic phenomenonWed, 24 Mar 2021 16:50:03 +0000Czech Chimpanzees Use Video Calls to Fight Lockdown Blues at Safari Park Dvůr Králové and a zoo in Brno set up daily video calls for their chimpanzeesWed, 24 Mar 2021 12:30:00 +0000This Map Shows You the Odds of Finding a New Species in Your Neighborhood 'Map of Life' predicts where undiscovered birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals could be found around the worldWed, 24 Mar 2021 11:30:00 +0000See Astonishing Milky Way Mosaic Image That Took 12 Years to Create Finnish astrophotographer created the 1.7 gigapixel image by stitching together photos with a total exposure time of roughly 1,250 hoursWed, 24 Mar 2021 10:30:00 +0000Seaweed-Fed Cows Burp Less Planet-Warming Methane report an 82 percent reduction in methane emissions in cows fed 1.5 to 3 ounces of seaweed a day for 21 weeksTue, 23 Mar 2021 11:30:00 +0000Icelandic Volcano Erupts After 6,000 Years of Dormancy was the first eruption in southwestern Iceland in nearly 800 yearsMon, 22 Mar 2021 20:21:43 +0000Seafloor Trawl Fishing May Release as Much Carbon as Air Travel new study finds the carbon released when bottom trawlers stir up the seafloor is equal to the emissions of the entire aviation industryMon, 22 Mar 2021 19:27:30 +0000New Theory Suggests 'Oumuamua Is a Nitrogen Ice Pancake the interstellar visitor swept around the sun, it got a speed boost, probably because some of the ice vaporizedMon, 22 Mar 2021 19:14:41 +0000Discovery of a 95-Million-Year-Old 'Eagle Shark' Fossil Makes Waves ancient creature likely used its six-foot-wide wingspan to move with 'underwater flight'Mon, 22 Mar 2021 11:45:00 +0000Researchers Are Investigating Why Marine Animals Swim in Perplexing Circles creatures may exhibit the spiraling behavior to navigate the ocean, for mating rituals, or to track preyMon, 22 Mar 2021 11:05:00 +0000Largest Dust Storm in More Than a Decade Blanketed China This Week quality readings in Beijing reached dangerous levels while residents were urged to stay indoorsFri, 19 Mar 2021 19:01:48 +0000Study Shows Fingerprint Ridges Play Key Role in Sense of Touch show that our fingertips’ finely tuned sensitivity maps onto the whorled ridges of our printsFri, 19 Mar 2021 12:15:00 +0000Mars' Missing Water Might Be Hiding in Its Minerals research estimates how much water was absorbed into the mineral makeup of Mars' crust Fri, 19 Mar 2021 11:45:00 +0000'Ghost Forests' May Become More Common as Sea Levels Rise Coast woodlands are left parched as brackish water encroaches on landscapesFri, 19 Mar 2021 11:30:00 +0000For the First Time in 75 Years, a New Invasive Species of Mosquito Was Found in Florida year, entomologists in the state found 121 Aedes scapularis mosquitoes, which can carry yellow feverThu, 18 Mar 2021 18:17:28 +0000Scientists Make Tiny Lab-Grown Tear Glands Cry tear-producing organoids researchers created could one day help relieve medical conditions that cause dry eyes Thu, 18 Mar 2021 12:30:00 +0000For the First Time, Paleontologists Unearth Fossil of Non-Avian Dinosaur Incubating a Nest of Eggs find is the first evidence that oviraptorosaurs—also called 'egg thief lizards'—were nurturing to their youngThu, 18 Mar 2021 11:40:00 +0000Russian Scientists Sink Giant Deepwater Neutrino Telescope Into World's Largest Freshwater Lake the depths of Lake Baikal, the observatory is designed to detect nature's ghost particlesWed, 17 Mar 2021 14:44:16 +0000Sending DNA From Earth's 6.7 Million Species to the Moon to Safeguard Life propose constructing a 'lunar ark' to provide our planet with a 'reset button' in the event of a world-ending catastrophe Wed, 17 Mar 2021 11:45:00 +0000Twin Birth Rates Have Soared Globally in the Last Three Decades trend is a result of women deciding to have children later in life and the use of medically assisted reproduction methodsTue, 16 Mar 2021 18:24:15 +0000Unusual Exoplanet Might Be Regrowing Its Atmosphere of the first atmosphere trapped under the planet’s thin crust might escape through volcanic eruptionsTue, 16 Mar 2021 17:18:27 +0000Philadelphia Skyscrapers Turn Lights Off to Save Migrating Birds new program aimed at reducing deadly collisions with buildings for migrating birds is set to begin on April 1Tue, 16 Mar 2021 12:30:00 +0000'Underwater Roombas' Scan Southern California Coast for DDT Barrels of tons of the toxic chemical have likely littered the ocean floor near Santa Catalina Island for decadesTue, 16 Mar 2021 11:45:00 +0000This Snail's Venom Mimics Pheromones to Lure Prey With Sex mini mollusk may use a 'siren call' strategy to entice marine worms out of hidingMon, 15 Mar 2021 19:44:38 +0000Growing an Ounce of Pot Indoors Can Emit as Much Carbon as Burning a Full Tank of Gas some parts of the United States, the growing cannabis industry is responsible for significant greenhouse gas emissions Mon, 15 Mar 2021 11:30:00 +00003-D Reconstructions Reveal the Faces of Two Medieval Dukes used a variety of techniques to visualize what Czech rulers Spytihněv I and Vratislav I might have looked likeMon, 15 Mar 2021 11:00:00 +0000Remembering the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Ten Years Later 9.0-magnitude earthquake in 2011 remains the largest in Japan's recorded history Fri, 12 Mar 2021 18:44:41 +0000Mars' Perseverance Landing Site Named After Science Fiction Author Octavia E. Butler Jezero crater location has been named 'Octavia E. Butler Landing' in honor of the late literary giantFri, 12 Mar 2021 14:46:05 +0000Officials Say Invasive Zebra Mussels Are Hiding in Aquarium Decor Sold Across U.S. stores in 21 states recall items after reports of the destructive bivalves lurking in moss ballsFri, 12 Mar 2021 12:30:00 +0000Songbirds Are Spreading a Deadly Disease at Birdfeeders siskins, a type of finch, can spread salmonella bacteria when they poop on the high-traffic platformsThu, 11 Mar 2021 20:15:04 +0000Satellite Imagery Shows Northern California Kelp Forests Have Collapsed say they're not sure these iconic coastal ecosystems will be able to make a comeback anytime soonThu, 11 Mar 2021 12:35:00 +0000Rare Meteorite Found in U.K. Driveway Could Hold Secrets of the Early Solar System of people spotted the fireball on February 28, and more fragments may still be scattered in Gloucestershire Thu, 11 Mar 2021 12:30:00 +0000A Rare Astronomical Phenomenon of Three Planets Aligning Occurs This Week, Saturn, and Mercury are visible in the pre-dawn sky this week, along with a crescent moonWed, 10 Mar 2021 18:02:02 +0000San Diego Zoo's Great Apes Receive First Experimental Covid-19 Vaccine for Animals bonobos and four orangutans were treated with a synthetic form of the virus Wed, 10 Mar 2021 17:47:02 +0000Sea Slug's Decapitated Head Crawls Around Before Regrowing a Body think that lopping off its own noggin could help the critter rid itself of parasitesWed, 10 Mar 2021 13:00:00 +0000To Study Night-Shining Clouds, NASA Used Its 'Super Soaker' Rocket to Make a Fake One summer months above the North and South Poles, glowing clouds occasionally form naturally at sunset under the right conditionsWed, 10 Mar 2021 12:45:00 +0000CDC Releases Guidelines for People Vaccinated Against Covid-19 rules allow small gatherings with other vaccinated people or visits to a single household of unvaccinated people Tue, 09 Mar 2021 18:44:51 +0000Climate Change Lays Waste to Butterflies Across American West documents declines across hundreds of species over recent decades, and finds years featuring warmer, drier autumns are particularly deadlyTue, 09 Mar 2021 13:30:00 +0000New A.I. Tool Makes Historic Photos Move, Blink and Smile algorithm matches pre-recorded video with the photo depending on the subject's pose and applies natural facial movements to the imageTue, 09 Mar 2021 12:30:00 +0000Wildfire Smoke Is More Damaging to Respiratory Health Than Other Sources of Air Pollution exposure was associated with more hospital admissions than equivalent amounts of non-wildfire emissionsTue, 09 Mar 2021 11:30:00 +0000These Worms Have No Eyes, but They Avoid the Color Blue a scientist noticed that blind nematodes avoid bacteria that make blue toxin, he wondered if they took color into accountMon, 08 Mar 2021 12:30:00 +0000First Ever Space Hurricane Spotted in Earth's Upper Atmosphere 600-mile-wide swirling cloud of charged particles rained down electrons from several hundred miles above the North Pole Fri, 05 Mar 2021 21:01:16 +0000NASA's Parker Solar Probe Snaps Luminous Photo of Venus image revealed unknown capabilities of the imaging instrument, WISPR, aboard the Parker Solar Probe and more insight into the planet's atmosphereFri, 05 Mar 2021 20:28:18 +0000Nearly Six-Foot-Long Glowing Shark Discovered in Deep Sea Off New Zealand kitefin shark is one of three species of glowing sharks described in a new paperFri, 05 Mar 2021 12:30:00 +0000Cuttlefish Show Impressive Ability to Exert Self-Control clever cephalopods ignored so-so food for up to 130 seconds in order to get their favorite snack, live grass shrimp Thu, 04 Mar 2021 20:35:09 +0000Most People Don't Know When to Stop Talking, According to Science new study finds folks are pretty bad at guessing whether to wrap up a chat or keep talkingThu, 04 Mar 2021 13:00:00 +0000Watch First Time-Lapse Footage of a Rare Moonflower Cactus Blossoming rare Amazonian cactus blooms only once a year for 12 hours Wed, 03 Mar 2021 20:53:30 +0000Long-Lost Babbler Bird Documented in Borneo for the First Time in Over 170 Years animal was last recorded between 1843 and 1848, when a scientist collected the first and only museum specimen Wed, 03 Mar 2021 19:45:52 +0000Smithsonian's 'Futures' Exhibition to Feature Virgin Hyperloop's Record-Breaking Transportation Pod Hyperloop's Pegasus vehicle will be on display for viewers to take a closer look at its interior this fall Wed, 03 Mar 2021 17:56:38 +0000This Bird Mimics an Entire Flock to Woo Females mating, male lyrebirds reproduce a cacophony of calls usually reserved for when predator is nearbyWed, 03 Mar 2021 12:00:00 +0000FDA Approves Johnson & Johnson Vaccine, Another Valuable Tool Against Covid-19 vaccines increase the total supply and meet the needs of different communitiesTue, 02 Mar 2021 20:00:44 +0000Hunters Killed 82% More Wolves Than Quota Allowed in Wisconsin state’s Department of Natural Resources granted permits to about 1,500 hunters to kill 119 wolves, but 216 were shotTue, 02 Mar 2021 19:34:59 +0000Why Medium-Sized Dinosaurs Are Often Missing From the Fossil Record suggests huge carnivores like T. rex may have occupied the ecological roles of medium-sized predators as juvenilesTue, 02 Mar 2021 18:09:26 +0000Climate Change May Have Aided Dinosaurs' Journey From South America to Greenland shift in CO2 levels millions of years ago made conditions on Earth milder, allowing herbivores, like sauropodomorphs, to migrate to GreenlandMon, 01 Mar 2021 20:08:51 +0000Dust Storms on Mars May Sparkle and Glow at Night dust clouds may create miniature statically-charged sparks, which could help researchers further understand the planet's atmosphere Mon, 01 Mar 2021 12:30:00 +0000Oldest Known Wild Bird Hatches Chick at Age 70, a Laysan albatross, was first banded by scientists on a remote North Pacific atoll in 1956Fri, 26 Feb 2021 20:18:29 +0000Why the Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout Will Be Different for Kids expects to release the first data about vaccine efficacy and safety in adolescents by this summerFri, 26 Feb 2021 18:28:28 +0000One-Third of Freshwater Fish Species Are at Risk of Extinction have severely damaged more than half of the world’s riversFri, 26 Feb 2021 12:05:00 +0000Turtles Caught in Disastrous Oil Spill Treated With Mayonnaise tar-covered animals were given the condiment to flush out their digestive systemsThu, 25 Feb 2021 18:24:16 +0000How Forming 'Fairy Circles' May Help Salt Marshes Adapt to Climate Change transient rings' secret to survival may be their ability to shape-shift based on nutrient availabilityThu, 25 Feb 2021 13:05:00 +0000How the Brainless Slime Mold Stores Memories research finds the organism can remember the location of food by altering the diameter of the creeping tendrils it uses to explore its surroundingsWed, 24 Feb 2021 20:23:41 +0000How to Keep Up With NASA's Perseverance Rover as It Explores Mars along as the new rover sends incredible data and images back to EarthWed, 24 Feb 2021 20:07:30 +0000Dogs May Be More Self-Aware Than Experts Thought a new study, canines recognized how their bodies took up space and moved to complete a taskWed, 24 Feb 2021 14:10:00 +0000This Bouncing African Mammal Glows Under UV Light are the latest in a flurry of furry creatures that scientists have discovered are biofluorescentWed, 24 Feb 2021 13:05:00 +0000Perseverance Rover Shares Its First Video and Audio of Mars Curiosity rover landed the same way in 2012 but the engineers who designed the system hadn’t seen it in action until nowTue, 23 Feb 2021 17:35:35 +0000Did an Ancient Magnetic Field Reversal Cause Chaos for Life on Earth 42,000 Years Ago? study links new, detailed data about Earth’s atmosphere to a series of unfortunate events that occurred around the same time Tue, 23 Feb 2021 13:15:00 +0000Oil Spill Off Israeli Coast Covers Beaches and Wildlife in Tar are searching for the ship responsible for the unreported spill Tue, 23 Feb 2021 12:45:00 +0000Rare Yellow Penguin Photographed for the First Time Antarctic bird has leucism, meaning its feathers do not contain melanin needed to produce black pigmentTue, 23 Feb 2021 12:30:00 +0000Elizabeth Ann Is the First Cloned Black-Footed Ferret creature, the first cloned endangered species native to North America, could provide the fragile population with desperately needed genetic diversity Mon, 22 Feb 2021 12:00:00 +0000