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6 Fascinating Things We Learned about Pet Dogs and Cats in 2022

Wed, 2022-12-21 06:45

This year we learned why dogs come in so many sizes, that puppy dog eyes are a real thing and that cats don’t deserve their aloof rap

Dietary Restriction Works in Lab Animals, but It Might Not Work in the Wild

Tue, 2022-12-20 07:30

Scientists looking outside typical lab conditions find some surprises when examining the link between eating less and living longer

The Biggest Health and Biology Breakthroughs of 2022

Tue, 2022-12-20 06:45

From reviving dead pig organs to measuring viruses in our poop, here are some of the most intriguing medical advances of the year

These Male Wasps Use Genital Spines to Scare Off Attackers

Mon, 2022-12-19 11:00

In one species of mason wasp, “pseudo stings” on males’ genitals let them mimic females and scare predators

6 Times Quantum Physics Blew Our Minds in 2022

Mon, 2022-12-19 06:45

Quantum telepathy, laser-based time crystals, a glow from empty space and an “unreal” universe—these are the most awesome (and awfully hard to understand) results from the subatomic realm we encountered in 2022

This Year's Most Thought-Provoking Brain Discoveries

Fri, 2022-12-16 06:45

Neural circuits that label experiences as “good” or “bad” and the emotional meaninglessness of facial expressions are some standouts among 2022’s mind and brain breakthroughs

First 'Vagina-On-A-Chip' Will Help Researchers Test Drugs

Thu, 2022-12-15 07:30

A new chip recreates the human vagina’s unique microbiome

10 Ways AI Was Used for Good This Year

Thu, 2022-12-15 06:45

Artificial intelligence can improve health, protect biodiversity and even write wine reviews

People in Rural Areas Die at Higher Rates Than Those in Urban Areas

Wed, 2022-12-14 08:00

Deaths from heart disease, cancer and COVID are all higher in rural areas than urban ones, and the gap is only widening

The Most Compelling Science Graphics of 2022

Wed, 2022-12-14 06:45

From COVID to space exploration, graphics helped tell some the year’s most important stories

9 Science Stories That Restore Our Faith in Humanity

Tue, 2022-12-13 06:45

A river’s “gut” revived, snake-saving social media, an intragalactic donut, and more success stories of the year

How Anti-LGBTQ+ Rhetoric Fuels Violence

Mon, 2022-12-12 08:00

Hate speech from the far right is increasing the risk of violence against LGBTQ+ people such as the Club Q shooting

6 Marvelous Math Stories from 2022

Mon, 2022-12-12 06:45

Math made a splash this year. Here’s a look at the fascinating discoveries, mind-bending quests and important events in mathematics in 2022

NASA's Artemis I Mission Successfully Returns from the Moon

Sun, 2022-12-11 12:40

After a 26-day journey that took it to lunar orbit and back, the uncrewed Orion spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on Sunday afternoon, paving the way for future astronaut voyages to Earth’s satellite

As the World Scrambles to Halt Biodiversity Loss, 'Things Are Getting Worse'

Fri, 2022-12-09 11:45

More than one quarter of the more than 150,000 species on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species are threatened with extinction

Subliminal Cues, Precisely Timed, Might Help People Forget Bad Experiences

Fri, 2022-12-09 06:45

Suppressing memories using an “amnesic shadow” could someday lead to a gentler therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder

DNA from Extinct Human Relative May Have Shaped Modern Papuans' Immune System

Thu, 2022-12-08 14:00

DNA from Denisovans, an extinct human species, that was found in the genomes of Indigenous Papuans may mold their immune system

Deep Dive Ties Together Dog Genetics, Brain Physiology and Behavior to Explain Why Collies Are Different from Terriers

Thu, 2022-12-08 11:00

A way to map the ancestry of dog breeds reveals the genetic basis of stereotypical dog behaviors

World's Oldest DNA Discovered, Revealing Ancient Arctic Forest Full of Mastodons

Wed, 2022-12-07 13:45

Two-million-year-old DNA, the world's oldest, reveals that mastodons once roamed forests in Greenland’s far northern reaches

6 Weird and Wild Animal Behaviors Revealed in 2022

Wed, 2022-12-07 07:00

Octopus outbursts, evading sexual cannibalism, and a human-cockatoo arms race—here are strange animal behaviors we learned about in 2022