How Did Birds First Take Off?
In 1993, “Jurassic Park” helped inspire 9-year-old Stephen Brusatte to become a paleontologist. So Dr. Brusatte was thrilled to advise…Read More »
With a New, Improved ‘Einstein,’ Puzzlers Settle a Math Problem
Earlier this spring, tiling aficionados thought maybe they’d found the shape of their dreams. Now they’re certain.Read More »
What Number Comes Next? Ask the Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences.
Some numbers are odd: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15 … Some are even: 2, 4, 6, 8,…Read More »
Cheetah Deaths in India Mar Reintroduction Efforts
The animals had been extinct for more than 70 years in the country, which has just begun a program that…Read More »
Move Over Jupiter: Saturn Adds 62 More Moons to Its Count
In the red corner, Jupiter, the largest planet orbiting our sun, which shaped our solar system with its gravitational bulk.…Read More »
How Deep-Diving Sharks Stay Warm Will Take Your Breath Away
To survive as they seek food in freezing parts of the ocean, hammerhead sharks use a trick that hasn’t been…Read More »
Why Have One ‘Impossible’ Ring Around Your World When You Could Have Two?
The News Earlier this year, astronomers announced that a tiny world beyond Neptune with a diameter about one-third that of…Read More »
Salamander Dads Are Turning Into Cannibals, Threatening Species Survival
The hellbenders’ alarming change in behavior may be linked to deforestation, a new study found.Read More »
Flocking to One of the Few Specks of Land in Sight of a Total Eclipse
Tens of thousands descended on a tiny town in Western Australia, hundreds of miles from any city, to view a…Read More »
This Elephant Taught Herself to Peel Bananas
An elephant at the Berlin Zoo can use her trunk to peel bananas, an unusual behavior she engages in only…Read More »