Out of Their Eggs, Into the Sky: How Baby Pterosaurs May Have Taken Flight
Researchers say the flying reptiles didn’t need much parental guidance.
Solving a Leafy Mathematical Mystery
Next time you go outside, take a minute to look at your local leaf arrangements. You’ll probably notice a few different patterns. In basil plants, each leaf is about 90 degrees — a quarter-turn — from the last, a template called “decussate.”
Why Crocodiles Are Not Just Living Fossils
They’ve changed remarkably over millions of years, and at one point may even have been warmblooded.
‘Knitting Is Coding’ and Yarn Is Programmable in This Physics Lab
For Elisabetta Matsumoto, knot theory is knit theory.
Striking Down the Queen Won’t Save You From the Swarm
It’s a common trope in science fiction, but hives in nature are not dependent on any central node for their function.
Your 5G Phone Won’t Hurt You. But Russia Wants You to Think Otherwise.
RT America, a network known for sowing disinformation, has a new alarm: the coming ‘5G Apocalypse.’
For a Split Second, a (Simulated) Particle Went Backward in Time
Using a quantum computer, physicists successfully reversed time for an artificial atom. You can even try it at home.
Ancient Rock Art in the Plains of India
Two amateur sleuths have uncovered a collection of mysterious rock carvings on the Indian coastal plain south of Mumbai.
Chronicles of the Rings: What Trees Tell Us
Studying the historical data stored in centuries-old trees is a burgeoning field, with labs around the world learning more about historical patterns of weather and climate and the effects on humans.