Article, Science

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.

A Parasite in Bishop’s Clothing: Some Cuckoos Mimic Innocent Birds to Sneak into Nests

Matt Soniak

What Scientists Have Discovered About Pluto (So Far)

David W Brown

Some initial conclusions about Pluto and Charon, its largest moon.

Being Off-Balance Can Affect How You See Your Relationship

Shaunacy Ferro

In a study, people in unsteady physical circumstances viewed their romantic relationships as less stable.

The First Close-Up Image of Pluto Is Here

Jen Pinkowski

11,000-foot-tall mountains made of ice. And that's just the beginning.

How Do Pregnancy Tests Work?

Yelena Melnichenko

This entertaining video explains the history of, and the science behind, these all-important plastic indicators.

Why You Reach for Sweets When You’re Sad

Shaunacy Ferro

Emotions change how we taste food, according to researchers.