Young Again: How One Cell Turns Back Time
With every birth, cells begin anew. Scientists have found a biological mechanism underpinning the process in worms, which one day may be harnessed to restore our own damaged cells.
Chimps Tailor Alarms to What Other Chimps Know
A new study on chimpanzees shows they make a greater effort to warn other chimps of an apparent danger if they think other chimps are unaware.
The Circadian Clock in Your Nose
Your sense of smell may fluctuate in sensitivity over the course of 24 hours, in tune with our circadian clocks, with your nose best able to do its job during the hours before you go to sleep, according to a study published last month.
Yellowstone Grizzlies May Soon Commingle With Northern Cousins
The male bears have become more adventurous, which could improve genetic diversity in long-isolated populations.
Inside Giza’s Great Pyramid, Scientists Discover a Void
Using a technique from the field of particle physics, an international team of researchers has harnessed cosmic-ray collisions to peek inside and uncover a hidden “void” within the pyramid’s stones that is roughly 100 feet long, similar to the Statue of Liberty from her heel to her head.
Astronomers Race to Study a Mystery Object From Outside Our Solar System
For the first time that we know, an interstellar visitor has zoomed through our solar system. The small space rock, tentatively called A/2017 U1, is about a quarter of a mile long and astronomers across the world are racing to study it before it departs just as quickly as it arrived.
The Uninhabitable Village
Hotter temperatures are forcing families in southern India to decide: Try to survive, or leave?
Fish Depression Is Not a Joke
Can a fish be depressed? This question has been floating around my head ever since I spent a night in a hotel across from an excruciatingly sad-looking Siamese fighting fish. His name was Bruce Lee, according to a sign beneath his little bowl.
A Surprise From the Supervolcano Under Yellowstone
Yellowstone’s most recent supereruption was sparked when new magma moved into the system only decades before the eruption. Previous estimates assumed that the geological process that led to the event took millenniums to occur.
Electric Honeycombs Form When Nature Gets Out of Balance
This is an electric honeycomb. It’s what happens when certain kinds of electrically charged particles travel between a pointy electrode and a flat one, but bump into a puddle of oil along the way.