Neanderthals have long been painted as meat-eating machines. But could a new look at a dietary proxy and how it changes when meat rots uncover insights into what these extinct hominids really ate?
A team of more than 200 scientists released a decade-long look at how carbon weaves through Earth’s air, soil, water, and plants. Here are nine key takeaways from their report.
Spotted seatrout, one of the most popular fish to catch on the shores of Texas, carried on their nightly baby-making ritual despite the havoc of a category 4 storm above.
Every year, children from around the world craft unique pieces of art showcasing species found in Massachusetts’s Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. Take a dip underwater with these marine masterpieces.
As the climate warms, tropical birds living in the mountains are retreating to higher elevations to avoid the heat. What happens when they run out of mountain slope to escape to?
Tiny slivers of plastic are making it all the way into humans’ guts and into their feces, a new study shows.
Scientists traveled to Kerala, a state in India recently devastated by severe monsoon rains. They found a vulnerable population that will soon face fresh landslide risks as a new monsoon approaches.
Researchers are taking to Twitter to tell the world about their research through the lines of haiku. Now it’s your turn!
Jungle-piercing lidar surveys over ancient Maya sites give scientists the most extensive maps of lowland Maya civilization to date.
Workshops that fuse traditional learning with Silicon Valley–inspired “hack sessions” are giving scientists a new venue to build community and sharpen their skills.