Apatosaurus

Could the Apatosaurus’ Tail Break the Sound Barrier?

Research suggests that the apatosaurus' tail was an impressive appendage.
Bowls of various superfoods

The Decline of Malnutrition: How The World Eats Now

There are still strides to be made in nutrition development.
A robot deep in thought

How Synthetic Brains Can Advance Robotics

Why try to create synthetic brains? Given the anxieties around artificial intelligence, why risk it?
Courtesy of D. Joshua Taylor

The Influenza Epidemic of 1918 and Your Ancestors

The Influenza Epidemic of 1918 was a global catastrophe that is estimated to have killed between 40 and 50 million people.
Pam Longobardi sculpture of a cornucopia overflowing with plastic and styrofoam trinkets

Artists Respond to Plastic Ocean Pollution

We deposit eight million metric tons of plastic ocean pollution annually—see how artists teamed up with scientists to address this environmental crisis.
A feral cat

The Environmental Danger of Outdoor Cats

Outdoor cats are an environmental disaster.
A close-up of a zebra

Why Do Zebras Have Stripes?

Why do zebras have stripes? Perhaps to cool off, according to new research.
A comet moving through a starry sky

Where is Water From? Probably Not Comets

A recently completed analysis of comet 67P/C-G by the Rosetta Space Craft has effectively ruled out comets as the primary source of Earth’s water.
Dr. Eugene Porter Walking Dead

Walking Dead: The Science Behind the Zombies

Walking Dead: the science behind the zombies.