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Three ways scientists could search for life on Venus
The truth is out there. We just have to go get it.
What hundreds of pickled frog carcasses can tell us about their enormous eyes
Frogs have the biggest eyes of any vertebrate in relation to their body size. Researchers are just starting to understand why.
Watch Elon Musk unveil the next version of his AI-powered brain implant, Neuralink
Here’s the tech that’s built to go straight into your actual skull.
How cats and dogs see the world
Their other senses make up for the fact that they can’t see some colors.
Clumps of bacteria could spread life between planets
A unique trick could let microbes zip from Earth to Mars, for example, and survive the trek.
Mummified leaves offer a glimpse of Earth’s ancient climate—and our future
The fossils hint at a period of high carbon dioxide levels.
The science behind sex, gender, and athletic competition is still pretty shaky
Joanna Harper’s work has catapulted her into a century-long debate about who gets to play women’s sports.
Glacier mice have no feet, but they still move in herds
Researchers are slowly uncovering how these balls of moss travel across glaciers.
Goats get us. Or at least, our hand gestures.
Livestock aren’t studied much, but some biologists are investigating how much these animals can understand.
Lab-grown algae might help save corals from climate change
Researchers are looking for a way to buy time for reefs.