Article, Science

What is Chimerism?

Kate Horowitz

Chimerism is sibling rivalry at its most primal.

These Weird Sea Creatures Puke Their Guts Up in Self-Defense

Matt Soniak

If you think it’s impressive when a dog rolls over and plays dead or a lizard regenerates its lost tail, the sea squirt Polycarpa mytiligera has a trick that will really blow your mind.

Farming May Be Much Older Than We Thought

Shaunacy Ferro

Israeli researchers say a band of hunter-gatherers began experimenting with plant cultivation some 23,000 years ago.

NASA's Kepler Mission Finds Earth's Distant Cousin

Rebecca OConnell

We can think of Kepler-452b as an older, bigger cousin to Earth.

Earth’s Deepest-Dwelling Centipede Discovered in Croatia

Mark Mancini

This leggy inch-long assassin spends its entire life thousands of feet below the surface of the Earth.

Meet the Chainsaw Environmentalist

Colleen Kimmett

When illegal palm trees are planted in protected Indonesian forest, Rudi Putra grabs a chainsaw.

Once Thought Extinct, 'Royal Turtles' Make a Comeback

Hannah Keyser

The 21 young turtles released earlier this week represented the widest range of genetic diversity among the turtles.

Rover Discovers 'Earth-Like' Crust on Mars

Mark Mancini

A recent study published in Nature Geoscience details the presence of a potential “continental crust” on Mars.

An Ancient Elephant May Have Been Biggest Land Mammal Ever

Mark Mancini

The elephant was a 24-ton colossus, 16 feet tall at the shoulder.

Neurotic People May Be More Likely to See Faces in Objects

Jen Pinkowski

If you see faces in random objects, you may be kind of neurotic.

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