Article, Science

Beautiful Bacteria

Jill Harness

Nuclear Bombs Could be Used to Fight Wildlife Poachers (But Not in the Way You're Thinking)

Matt Soniak

Most carbon-14, whether it’s natural or man-made, American or Soviet, oxidizes into carbon dioxide, and then gets taken in by the oceans and by plants.

Meet the Wasp that Turns Spiders into Zombie Construction Workers

Matt Soniak

How Spiders Win the Lottery

Matt Soniak

On a cloudy spring day, a little spider scales a tall blade of grass. At the peak, the spider arches up, points its abdomen up to the sky and begins releasing strands of silk from its silk glands.

How Olive Oil Might Save Our Oldest Buildings

Chris Stokel-Walker

Something that keeps the building looking as it did when first built is the end goal of those involved in the preservation of historical sites, and those involved in York Minster’s upkeep have hit upo

Almost Everything You Need to Know About Tear Gas

Matt Soniak

Here’s a crash course in the chemical weapon of the moment.

Your Vegetables Know What Time It Is

Matt Soniak

The fruits and veggies in your crisper right now might look pretty dead, but they’re actually still alive—and they’re keeping track of time.

Haptic Holography Will Be the Next Mind-Blowing Technology

Will McGough

Signature Song keeps Fairy-Wren Moms from Being Fooled

Jill Harness

Talk about "singing for your supper": New research shows that fairy-wren chicks have to sing a specific song to their mother or she will refuse to feed them.

Mr. Stubbs Gets A New Tail

Jill Harness

We often hear stories of dolphins, eagles, bunnies, sea turtles and other cute animals getting prosthetics. But what about the animals that might gladly bite your hand off if given a chance?

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