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Orcas only need one breath between dives
Environment

Orcas only need one breath between dives

'Putting a Fitbit' on killer whales could help these endangered and threatened predators.

The ‘Doomsday Glacier’ is melting faster than scientists thought
Environment

The ‘Doomsday Glacier’ is melting faster than scientists thought

Miles of seawater are flowing under Thwaites Glacier, undermining an Antarctic ice sheet and threatening rapid sea level rise.

Female sea otters use tools more than males
Environment

Female sea otters use tools more than males

The furry mammals use sticks and even trash to crack open food.

Farmer finds hunk of charred space debris, potentially from a SpaceX rocket
Science

Farmer finds hunk of charred space debris, potentially from a SpaceX rocket

‘Originally, we just thought it was garbage until we got closer.’

4,000 year-old Egyptian skulls show attempts at brain surgery to treat cancer
Health

4,000 year-old Egyptian skulls show attempts at brain surgery to treat cancer

'Cancer was still a medical knowledge frontier.'

Scientists are studying the mysterious sex lives of coral
Animals

Scientists are studying the mysterious sex lives of coral

A new model reveals what influences coral reproduction.

The best DACs for 2024, as chosen by experts
Gear

The best DACs for 2024, as chosen by experts

Level-up your listening with the best digital audio converters.

How our brains differentiate music and speech
Biology

How our brains differentiate music and speech

Scientists are beginning to understand the auditory version of 'seeing faces in the cloud.'

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