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Trust in Science and Scientists Increased Globally, Poll Finds

As the coronavirus pandemic put a spotlight on scientific research, people around the world gained trust in both science and scientists ...

This Extinct Eagle May Have Gulped Guts Like a Vulture

At Craigmore Station in Canterbury, New Zealand, an ancient Maori painting decorates the limestone overhang of a cave. Thought to depict an ...

Stamping Bar Codes on Cells to Solve Medical Mysteries

No one really knew why some patients with a white blood cell cancer called chronic lymphocytic leukemia, or CLL, relapsed after treatment and got ...

This Fire-Loving Fungus Eats Charcoal, if It Must

When a wildfire plows through a forest, life underground changes, too. Death comes for many microorganisms. But, like trees, some microbes are ...

This Ink Is Alive and Made Entirely of Microbes

The thought of combining a printer (the bane of office workers) with the bacterium E. coli (the scourge of romaine lettuce) may seem an odd, if ...

NASA Is Crashing a Spacecraft Into an Asteroid. Here’s How to Watch the Launch.

NASA is about to launch a spacecraft with one simple mission: Smash into an asteroid at 15,000 miles per hour. The mission, the Double Asteroid ...

Why Was This Ancient Tusk 150 Miles From Land, 3,000 Feet Deep?

A young female mammoth was wandering long ago near what would become the Central Coast of California, when her life came to an untimely end ...

Spain’s Silver-Crowned Woman Gains a Face, and a Genetic Legacy

This year, archaeologists announced the discovery of a remarkable, 3,700-year-old double burial in Murcia, Spain. Skeletons of a man and a woman ...

NASA Astronaut to Be First Black Woman to Join Space Station Crew

Two decades after the International Space Station became humanity’s long-lasting home in orbit, Jessica Watkins, a NASA astronaut, is poised to ...

Leonids Meteor Shower 2021: Watch It Peak in Night Skies Overnight

The latest episode of cosmic action in the night sky is the Leonids meteor shower. The monthlong event will peak overnight into the early hours ...

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