Featured by Hannah Seo
Mars may be too small to have ever been habitable
New research shows that size matters when cultivating a world that can hold onto water and sustain life.
The COVID-19 death toll just surpassed another historic American milestone
The disease has now killed more Americans than the 1918 influenza pandemic—and experts predict another 100,000 will die from COVID by the end of the year.
Schoolkids in New Zealand discovered a new species of giant penguin
The new fossil is one of the most intact specimens of giant penguins we have.
COVID-19 has now killed 1 in 500 Americans
The pandemic is far from over.
A rare humpback whale ‘megapod’ was spotted snacking off the Australian coast
The gobble gathering may also be a foreboding sign of climate change.
New fossil reveals a fearsome shark-toothed dinosaur
The new dino was five times bigger than local tyrannosaurs and the first to be discovered in Central Asia.
We finally know what turns cats into tabbies
The gene had eluded researchers for years.
This year’s flu season could be a rager. Shots can help.
Last year was a record low for influenza, but this year could be tougher.
Vaccination cuts the risk of long COVID in half
New research from the UK shows that breakthrough infections are not only rarer, but also less likely to persist.
Stars that gobble up planets could narrow the search for other Earths
About a quarter of sun-like stars have likely snacked on a rocky planet.