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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.
Two-legged dinosaurs wagged their tails like giant, scaly puppies
Were they trying to save energy, or just happy to see you?
What we know so far about J&J booster shots
New data from Johnson & Johnson shows promise, but the results haven't been reviewed yet by the CDC or FDA.
Rerouting billions in agriculture subsidies could boost global food security
Sustainable food systems need funding, and the billions in subsidies already out there can help.
The FDA just authorized Pfizer booster shots. But do I need one?
An FDA advisory committee met on Friday amid an ongoing debate about the potential value of COVID booster shots.
Kids are onto something: Homework might actually be bad
Do kids actually need homework? Even with increasing amounts of data, it's hard to know if homework is helping or hurting students.
Abortion bans could make maternal mortality so much worse in the US
Even conservative estimates show a big jump in pregnancy-related deaths.
SpaceX’s Inspiration4 shows spaceflight is changing fast—and science must keep up
The all-civilian crew is pioneering a new type of citizen science in space.
Lockdown made cities friendlier for some birds
Sightings of bald eagles and many other species increased as noise and traffic dropped.
Mars may be too small to have ever been habitable
New research shows that size matters when cultivating a world that can hold onto water and sustain life.