Featured by Hannah Seo
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.
We’ve seen how tardigrades walk, and it’s mesmerizing
Biologists carefully observed—and were surprised by—the lumbering gait of these so-called 'water bears.'
Smugglers almost made off with a near-complete fossil of a bizarre flying reptile
The pterosaur specimen is the most complete of its kind ever found—although it was hacked into six pieces.
Paper wasp nests have a secret fluorescent glow
Their silk shines under UV light, giving their homes a rave-like appearance.
This speedy space rock is the fastest asteroid in our solar system
The newly discovered asteroid could collide with Mercury or Venus in the future.
Humans just generated nuclear energy akin to a star
A recent nuclear fusion experiment puts physicists one step closer to achieving ‘ignition,’ a promising development for new clean energy.
A fossilized egg laid by an extinct, human-sized turtle holds a rare jackpot
These turtles lived in the Cretaceous period and were wiped out with the dinosaurs.
Saturn has a slushy core and rings that wiggle
Astronomers used the rings as a seismograph to peer inside the planet’s core.