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Science Jun 01These female sawfish prove they don’t need a male to procreate
The first observation of a free-living vertebrate animal that switched from sexual to asexual breeding and produced viable offspring in the wild.
Science May 29Video: Bugs wage chemical warfare with butts and guts
The bombardier beetle is just one of many bugs that moonlights as a chemical warfare wizard.
Science May 28Science Magazine officially retracts study on gay equality canvassing
Science Magazine retracts article that a 20-minute conversation could sway opinions on same-sex marriage…
Science May 28Video: Human ancestor ‘Lucy’ may have had a neighbor, new fossils suggest
Archaeologists uncover a new species of hominid near where and when human ancestor Lucy lived.
Science May 27Watch: Which U.S. cities face the heaviest downpours?
Guess which U.S. city was hit hardest by heavy rainfall over the last half century.
Science May 27Scientists trace cancer-causing chemical in drinking water back to methadone
Methadone reacts chemically with a disinfectant used at a third of U.S. wastewater treatment plants to create a carcinogen.
Science May 22How to stop a bamboo invasion and other surprising facts about roots
The PBS NewsHour science team takes a field trip to the U.S. Botanic Garden to learn about roots.
Science May 20NOAA Report: Deepwater Horizon oil spill caused biggest dolphin die-off in Gulf’s history
A new NOAA study provides a verdict on how the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil disaster led to a flourish of dolphin deaths along the Gulf coast.
Science May 19The secret to New York City bagels isn’t (just) in the water
A new video blog from the American Chemical Society explains the secret to great NYC bagels.
Science May 18This genetically modified yeast can now brew morphine
Biologists have created strains of yeast that can brew morphine from sugar, opening the door for cheaper medicine but also easy-to-make illicit drugs.