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‘Tree Story’ explores what tree rings can tell us about the past

Once you look at trees through the eyes of a dendrochronologist, you...

Climate change made a southwestern U.S. drought one of the worst in 1,200 years

The drought in southwestern North America that lasted from 2000 to 2018...

Economic costs of rising seas will be steeper than we thought, unless we prepare

Rising seas that swamp cities and coastal infrastructure could cost the world...

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Abortion opponents protest COVID-19 vaccines’ use of fetal cells

Senior Catholic leaders in the United States and Canada, along with other antiabortion groups, are raising ethical objections to promising COVID-19 vaccine...

U.S. honeybees had the worst winter die-off in more than a decade

U.S. honeybees just weathered an unusually bad winter. About 38 percent of beekeepers’ colonies died between October 1, 2018,...

Could a global ‘observatory’ of blood help stop the next pandemic?

Science’s COVID-19 reporting is supported by the Pulitzer Center. Michael Mina is out for blood–millions of samples, which a...

Drugs for high blood pressure don’t appear to make COVID-19 worse

Drugs widely used to treat high blood pressure do not appear to make COVID-19 dangerously worse. Two new studies...

Evolving an arch across the foot’s width helped hominids walk upright

The arch running across the width of the human foot might be a big part of the reason that people can walk...

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Planets with hydrogen-rich atmospheres could harbor life

Microbes can live and grow in an atmosphere of pure hydrogen, lab experiments show. The finding could widen the range of environments...

5 Ways to Evaluate the Quality of an Academic Conference

Are you thinking of joining an academic conference in your field of studies? That’s an excellent idea. Participating in relevant events can help you...

Bright yellow spots help some orb weaver spiders lure their next meal

Many orb weaver spiders sport yellowish stripes or spots on their undersides, and for a good reason. That color yellow tempts bees...

A new artificial eye mimics and may outperform human eyes

Scientists can’t yet rebuild someone with bionic body parts. They don’t have the technology. But a new artificial eye brings cyborgs one...

Economic costs of rising seas will be steeper than we thought, unless we prepare

Rising seas that swamp cities and coastal infrastructure could cost the world more than 4 percent of the global economy each year...