Like Shrimp? How About a 7-Footer?

Researchers recently discovered something completely different: the fossil of a 7-foot long shrimp-like creature.

F is for Falconry

Since so few do falconry in the U.S. today, and hawking hasn't made it to the wide world of TV sports, some background is probably in order here.

A New Engine Sends NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft on Its Way

Dawn spacecraft's mission to Ceres is made possible by a brand new ion engine that runs off individual atoms.
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Geoengineering: A Real Weapon Against Climate Change?

Does geoengineering deserve stronger consideration as a strategy to combat climate change?

In Pain? Don’t Worry, It’s Literally in Your Mind

A look at the research in mind/body science and pain.

The Once and Future Island

There's a new island on Earth.

What Does It Mean to Have Jet Lag?

What is jet lag, and why does it affect us so much more in the spring than in the fall?

She Has Your Eyes. And Your Gut Bacteria’s Genome!

Upending our entire understanding of inheritance, an infant can apparently inherit genes directly from her mother’s bacteria.

To Avoid Allergies, Skip the Dishwasher

A new study says that children raised in homes where dishes are typically washed by hand have lower rates of allergies than where the dishwasher is used.
Black hole is shining bright red light in the distant cosmos

Scientists Discover Largest Black Hole Ever

Scientists recently discovered the largest black hole ever.