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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.
Schoolkids in New Zealand discovered a new species of giant penguin
The new fossil is one of the most intact specimens of giant penguins we have.
Your Flickr photos could help scientists keep tabs on wildlife
A new method of “passive citizen science” is seeking to discover plants and animals that you may not have known were in your photos.
Australian cockatoos are teaching each other to open trash cans
Sulfur-crested cockatoos living in the Sydney suburbs are going through a kind of cultural renaissance.
Astronomers just confirmed a new type of supernova
After decades of speculation, astronomers observed this new type of exploding star in realtime.
Cats love sitting in boxes so much they’ll even sit in fake ones
"If I fits, I sits," but make it science.
9 cool ways your family can help scientists collect data
Projects both kids and adults can learn from.
A quarter of new invasive species were spotted by everyday citizen-scientists
Keep your eyes peeled in your home and garden.
The next pandemic could be lurking anywhere. Can this wildlife-tracking app help prevent it?
In Brazil, crowdsourcing intel on sick animals helps health officials gird against yellow fever outbreaks.
Bees deal with darkness the same way humans do
It just took an eclipse, some microphones, and a bunch of schoolchildren to prove it.