Think you’ve got an interesting microbiome? Your body ain’t got nothing on what’s accumulated on Leonardo’s drawings over 500 years.
A clever technique allows scientists to scan a heart and reconstruct it in a soup of gelatin. It’s like making jello, only way more useful for surgeons.
Conflict forced scientists to abandon a gene bank, but not before duplicating their last remnants of essential crops in the Svalbard vault on a remote Arctic island.
An alarming visualization shows the odds that at least one Covid-positive person attends a given event. It should give us all pause about family plans.
In non-election news, Microgaster godzilla dives to find a caterpillar, forces it to the surface, and injects it with a baby that eats the host from the inside out.
Peat fires smolder in the ground for months, suddenly emerging as surface wildfires. New simulations reveal their strange life, death, and reanimation.
Aboard a decked-out C-130, researchers measure how smoke transforms from “fresh” to “stale” and begin to parse what that means for humans downwind.
An “infinite focus microscope” reveals characteristic patterns on the flying reptiles’ chompers, showing in new detail how they lived—and evolved.
Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, there’s no perfectly safe way to socialize. But here are some tips on how to talk to your relatives about risk—or opting out.
If the US brought back the Great Depression’s massive worker program, it could put millions of Americans back to work—and help stave off disasters like wildfires.