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Everything you need to know about kids and COVID as schools reopen
Masks, social distancing, and vaccination are key to protecting kids, experts say.
Meet the cat-sized mammals that thrived after the dinosaurs died
Three newly discovered fossil mammals hint at a bustling post-dinosaur world.
Researchers retraced a woolly mammoth’s steps 17,000 years after it died
Woolly mammoths roamed over wide open spaces, tusk analysis suggests.
Meet the world’s newest carnivorous plant
This North American herb uses its glistening, reddish hairs to snare bugs.
How bird brains thrived during a mass extinction
The skull of an extinct relative hints it lacked key features of modern bird brains.
These fossils could represent the oldest animals ever found
The remains were perhaps left by sponges that died nearly 900 million years ago, but much remains uncertain.
Mosquitoes that carry dengue might not survive rising temperatures
Infected bugs can’t take the heat, and this may limit the spread of dengue fever.
The pandemic drove overdose deaths to a record high, but telemedicine may curb the trend
A new CDC report shows a nearly 30 percent increase in fatalities in 2020.
Monarch butterflies are beloved—and declining for this sad reason
Scientists trawled thousands of volunteer surveys over 25 years to understand what imperils the insects.
Volcanoes, not alien life, might explain Venus’s weird atmosphere
The mysterious gas is more likely a sign of volcanism than life, scientists argue.