Rashmi Shivni is science and social media news assistant for PBS NewsHour.
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Science Nov 07A 2-million-year-old ‘supergene’ helps these butterflies mimic their poisonous cousins
When it comes to survival of the fittest, female swallowtail butterflies are masters of disguise. Here's why.
Science Nov 02How cosmic rays spotted a hidden ‘void’ within the Great Pyramid — and why we still don’t know what’s inside
It's the first big structure found inside the Great Pyramid of Giza since the Middle Ages.
Science Nov 01100 years of Mount Wilson’s 100-inch telescope, the first to discover the universe
Happy 100th birthday to the 100-inch telescope, best known for being the first to see beyond our Milky Way galaxy. That’s right, it spotted the universe!…
Science Oct 28NASA Twins Study spots thousands of genes toggling on and off in Scott Kelly
When astronaut Scott Kelly returned to Earth after a year floating about the International Space Station, he was noticeably different from his identical twin, Mark Kelly.
Science Oct 26How climate change is making these bamboo-eating lemurs go hungry
Climate change is starving out Madagascar's greater bamboo lemur, a study published Thursday reports in Current Biology.
Science Oct 18This Japanese ‘hidden figure’ enlightened the world with her sunspot sketches
Hisako Koyama's lifelong passion for the glimmering sky and her meticulous sunspot drawings shaped the modern field of space weather.
Science Oct 16Neutron star collision offers new source of gravitational waves
Astronomers have discovered a collision of neutron stars that released both a stream of gravitational waves and a flash of light, backing one of Einstein's theories.
Science Oct 12These conservatives are making a case for clean energy
When President Donald Trump announced he would withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement, it was a major blow to the renewable energy industry because of the growing market in America. Now the Trump administration is…
Science Oct 06Human activity can trigger earthquakes, but how many? This number might surprise you
Earthquakes can now be caused by people thanks to fracking, drilling and wastewater disposal. A new database shows how common these human-made earthquakes are.
Science Sep 27How these 3 experiments went from goose egg to science gold
Science projects that were once admonished for being too quirky, too convoluted or a waste of money get a second chance to prove their worth at Wednesday's Golden Goose Awards.