Featured by Philip Kiefer
Our most recognizable screams are the most joyful
Happy screams were easier to pick out than those of fear or pain.
COVID might be linked to more blood clots than we thought
A new study suggests the coronavirus itself causes blood clots more than we realized.
Experts says blood clots from AstraZeneca’s COVID vaccine are rare enough to justify its use
Some countries have already restricted the shot's use, but European regulators say it's worth using the vaccine mid-pandemic.
Lightning strikes could double in the Arctic this century, setting the tundra on fire
Climate change is driving the increase in Arctic lightning, creating a nightmarish positive feedback loop.
Forest fires leave behind charcoal—and it might be toxic for years
New research shows the compounds created during a blaze stick around, and could be hazardous to humans.
AstraZeneca’s vaccine is highly effective, but not quite as high as initially reported
According to AstraZeneca, the vaccine is 76 percent effective at preventing symptomatic disease.
COVID vaccine hesitancy is showing up in unexpected places
Though BIPOC are often highlighted, they’re not the group with the highest rates of vaccine hesitancy.
Catnip and grapefruit are ushering in a new era of insect repellants
Soon you may not need DEET at all.
These fossilized lamprey hatchlings disprove an age-old evolutionary theory
Lampreys were thought of as models of early vertebrate evolution, but new evidence suggests otherwise.
A year of pandemic life, as told by the things we Googled
We visualized some of the key trends in Google searches in the past 12 months.