Six Stars, Six Eclipses: ‘The Fact That It Exists Blows My Mind’
A handful of other six-star systems have been discovered, but this one is unique.
Newton’s Daunting Masterpiece Had a Surprisingly Wide Audience, Historians Find
The discovery suggests that “Principia” had a stronger impact on Enlightenment science than previous research suggested.
Brain Scientists Explore the How of When
A new study offers the strongest evidence yet of “time cells” in the brain.
Ancient Remains in Peru Reveal Young, Female Big-Game Hunter
Scientists are divided on broader implications of the find for ancient gender roles.
Slow Lorises Are Adorable but They Bite With Flesh-Rotting Venom
Slow lorises are one of the world’s only venomous mammals. Even rarer, they use their venom on one another.
The Dire Wolf Might Have Prowled Asia, Fossil Suggests
The carnivores likely crossed the Bering Land Bridge into Asia.
Jeff Bezos’s Company Is Carrying Cargo to Space. It’s Not Amazon.
Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket hasn’t flown space tourists yet, but it has found a business niche with NASA and private science experiments.
Beaked Whale Shatters Record With 3 Hour 42 Minute Dive
Scientists still don’t know how the marine mammals go so long without air.
Scientists Say You Can Cancel the Noise but Keep Your Window Open
Researchers in Singapore developed a system that’s sort of like noise-canceling headphones for your whole apartment.
DNA Inherited From Neanderthals May Increase Risk of Covid-19
The stretch of six genes seems to increase the risk of severe illness from the coronavirus.