Featured by Kate Baggaley
After the dinosaurs, Earth became an all-you-can-eat buffet for snakes
The scaly opportunists were quick to broaden their diets after the mass extinction.
Fossilized plants give us hints about what ice age forests may have looked like
Freezing conditions limited what could grow across the supercontinent Pangaea.
Mars’s barren Jezero crater had a wet and dramatic past
The dried-up lake could hold clues to the Red Planet’s history and habitability.
How to survive a tsunami
Preparation is key for communities that live in high-risk coastal regions.
300 years of tree rings show just how badly hurricanes have soaked the Carolinas
Analysis of tree ring data suggests storms have slowed down to dump more water on the Carolinas.
How to remove cactus spines (including ones stuck in your throat)
Experts weigh in on a prickly predicament.
Catastrophic floods helped shape the unique landscape on Mars
Deep valleys in the Red Planet’s surface are evidence of overflowing crater lakes.
Parasitic birds like cuckoos seem to target victims who can’t see well
An analysis of more than 2,000 species suggests eye size may determine which birds are fooled by imposter eggs.
If you’re unsure about getting the COVID-19 vaccine, read this
Experts break down vaccine development, breakthrough infections, and more.
Everything you need to know about COVID booster shots
Whether boosters will be needed for the general population isn’t yet known.