Featured by Kate Baggaley
The secret to these bats’ hunting prowess is deep within their ears
This major group of diverse bats are auditory innovators.
Insurance coverage for at-home tests could help stop the rise in STIs
STI rates have been rising for years, and the pandemic is making things worse. Now California has a new law requiring insurance companies to cover at-home tests.
Baleen whales have an ‘oral plug’ to help them guzzle down food without choking
The newly-discovered fatty structure in fin whales might seal the upper airway during swallowing.
Why healthy, vaccinated people should still care about Omicron
Omicron may be less virulent than previous coronavirus variants, but it’s too early to celebrate
Eastern Africa’s oldest human fossils are more ancient than we realized
Ash traced back to an Ethiopian volcano suggests the remains are at least 233,000 years old.
Many volcanic islands have surprisingly cool origins
These enigmatic cool hotspots may provide important chemical clues about the evolution of the planet.
Here’s exactly how wildfires are polluting our air
Western states face a double whammy of extreme ozone and fine particulate matter levels.
These ancient marine reptiles got very big, very fast
They left whales in the evolutionary dust.
Why Omicron means we all need boosters
How the rapidly-spreading COVID-19 variant changes the vaccine equation.
This fossilized dinosaur embryo is curled up just like a baby bird
The fossil hints that modern birds prepare for hatching similarly to their dinosaur relatives.