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The Lost Dogs of the Americas

The Lost Dogs of the Americas

A 10,000-year-old dog from an archaeological site near Eldred, Ill., known as the Koster site, where the earliest known dogs in the Americas were found.

What a Scientist Learned From Studying the ‘Synchronized Swimming of Sea Monkeys’

What a Scientist Learned From Studying the ‘Synchronized Swimming of Sea Monkeys’

Brine shrimp (Artemia salina) in a laboratory tank prior to experiments studying the effect of their collective vertical migration.

Lanternflies Eat Everything in Sight. The U.S. Is Looking Delicious.

Lanternflies Eat Everything in Sight. The U.S. Is Looking Delicious.

The spotted lanternfly can lay eggs on almost any surface and feeds on a broad range of plants, including many commercial crops.

The Amargosa River Defies the Desert

The Amargosa River Defies the Desert

An abandoned car along the Amargosa River Trail, which runs between Death Valley and the Mojave Desert in California.

Ice on the Surface of the Moon? Almost Certainly, New Research Shows

Ice on the Surface of the Moon? Almost Certainly, New Research Shows

New research suggests there is ice water up there, in craters at the poles where it’s dark and cold.

Mars InSight: NASA’s Journey Into the Red Planet’s Deepest Mysteries

Mars InSight: NASA’s Journey Into the Red Planet’s Deepest Mysteries

The landing site for the Mars InSight mission is “as close to a 100 kilometer-long parking lot as we could find anywhere,” said the mission’s principal investigator.

Did Juul Lure Teenagers and Get ‘Customers for Life’?

Did Juul Lure Teenagers and Get ‘Customers for Life’?

Juul is under federal investigation for marketing its discreet, flash-drive-resembling e-cigarette product to youth.

Naomi Oreskes, a Lightning Rod in a Changing Climate

Naomi Oreskes, a Lightning Rod in a Changing Climate

Naomi Oreskes in her office at Harvard University's Science Center. She has been praised by climatologists for communicating climate science to the public.

New Wearable Sensor Can Collect Data From Sweat

New Wearable Sensor Can Collect Data From Sweat

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France wiped sweat from his face during the Australian Open. Researchers say their new wearable sensor can measure perspiration for conditions like dehydration and fatigue.

These Whales Are Serenaders of the Seas. It’s Quite a Racket.

These Whales Are Serenaders of the Seas. It’s Quite a Racket.

A juvenile male humpback whale in waters off Sri Lanka. The males may be singing certain tunes to attract mates, although scientists listening to the songs suspect there may also be other reasons for the music shared among these giants, even when they are miles and miles apart.

Neanderthals, the World’s First Misunderstood Artists

Neanderthals, the World’s First Misunderstood Artists

The ladder-shaped painting on the left in the La Pasiega cave in Spain is older than 64,000 years, scientists have found, and was made by Neanderthals.

A Suitcase-Size Satellite’s Big Image of Frozen Earth Below

A Suitcase-Size Satellite’s Big Image of Frozen Earth Below

An image made by the Iceye-X1 satellite showing the Noatak National Preserve in northwest Alaska.

Laser

Laser

The United States Navy's laser weapon. It can be used to ablate, ignite or otherwise damage an air or sea target.

It’s Cold Outside, but Earth Is at Its Closest Approach to the Sun

It’s Cold Outside, but Earth Is at Its Closest Approach to the Sun

Sunset over the Atlantic Ocean, viewed from the International Space Station in 2014.


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