Why we don’t have tails
CRISPR helps scientists pinpoint the genes that may have led to tail loss about 25 million years ago.
Why leap years exist
Chaos would ensue if we didn’t have a leap day.
OpenAI wants to make a walking, talking humanoid robot smarter
Figure’s founder Brett Adcock says a new partnership with OpenAI could help its robots hold conversation and learn from its mistakes over time.
Human have been eating hazelnuts for at least 6,000 years
Forest and fields change over time. Some very old hazelnuts shells can tell us how.
The Apple Car is dead
Apple has officially scrapped its multibillion dollar autonomous EV plans to focus on AI.
Plastic makers lied about recycling for decades. What do we do next?
The plastic industry pushed recycling as a solution to waste, while internally dismissing it as technically and economically unviable.
Why is it so warm right now?
Diagnosing ‘warming winter syndrome’ as summerlike heat sweeps into central and eastern US.
Jellyfish-inspired glowing dye can glom onto fingerprints at crime scenes
Forensic science might get a boost from an unlikely source.
How to recycle the giant magnets inside wind turbines? These scientists have a few ideas.
Many turbines rely on high-demand rare-earth minerals. A new Department of Energy program aims to keep them out of landfills.
See the strange new species discovered near Chile—with the help of a deep-diving sea robot
These new creatures were discovered thousands of feet under the Pacific.