Featured by Rahul Rao
X-rays are revealing new clues about a shipwreck from 1545
The Mary Rose, built in 1511, was one of the largest ships in the English fleet at the time.
Strange, dark, and hot ice could explain Uranus and Neptune’s wonky magnetic fields
Scientists finally understand what's inside superionic ice.
This Swiss bridge proves it’s possible to reuse concrete
Concrete is one of the world’s biggest carbon emitters, but a few bridge-builders hope to change that—by reusing it.
What happens when the sun burns out?
It won't go quietly into the night.
Researchers are using gassy, explosive bacteria to destroy cancer cells
Researchers are weaponizing an ancient protein against cancer.
A comprehensive guide to coronavirus symptoms
COVID-19 symptoms can be incredibly confusing, but there are actually easy-to-understand clusters.
Floating whirligig microchips could help us monitor nature without leaving a trace
Inspired by the seeds of maple trees, engineers have built a flying microchip.
The next generation of skincare might come from frog foam
Túngara frogs protect their eggs with a special foam that scientists want to use for future, long-acting topical antibiotics.
The technology behind Shrinky Dinks can make better robots
Shape-memory polymers can expand and shrink and reshape themselves back to their true form.
Surprise: Ants have teeth. Here’s how they keep them sharp.
Biology and materials science, in alliance, have discovered how zinc atoms harden an ant’s tooth.