Sputnik replica

Three Ways the President Can Affect Science

Given some of the campaign rhetoric, many scientists are concerned about what a new administration might mean for scientific research.
Welikia Manhattan map

What Did Manhattan Look Like in 1609?

The Welikia Project recreates a lost vision of Manhattan, one composed of marshes and forest surrounded by wide, meandering rivers.
Close-up of mitochondria

Who Needs Mitochondria Anyway?

Mitochondria was once thought to be an integral part of all complex organisms. Then this organism was discovered.
wo Sami people near their “lavvu”, a temporary dwelling similar to a Native American tipi.

318 Words for Snow: How to Preserve the Indigenous Languages of the Arctic

How scientists, linguists, and activists are working together to preserve indigenous languages in the Arctic—as well as the region's biodiversity.
Colourful sponge garden with Sea Tulips (Pyura spinifera). Fly Point, Port Stephens, NSW

The Reef Hidden Beneath the Amazon Mud

A hidden sponge reef has been found in an unexpected place.
cute puppy

Anthropomorphism’s Pros and Cons

Humans see our own expressions everywhere, especially on dolphins and domesticated pets.
Chimpanzee working with a tool.

The Incredible Range of Chimpanzee Behavior

So why are chimpanzee throwing rocks at trees? And then collecting the rocks in piles to use again?
School of sardines

Peace and Quiet? Not Underwater

Fish, it turns out, are loud.
Baths of the Roman Emperor Diocletian in Rome, 295 A.D.

The Health Risks of Living in Ancient Rome

From parasites to malaria, the health risks facing ancient Rome were numerous. 
Close-up of a black and white dog

Where Do Dogs Come From?

Scientists are determined to uncover the mystery behind man's best friend.