Skull fragment shows humans may have been in Europe earlier than previously thought
A new analysis of a skull found in Greece decades ago suggests that early humans may have been in Eurasia as early as 210,000 years ago.
Scientists use radiation and bacteria to slash mosquito populations on two Chinese islands
Combining two insect-control techniques, researchers largely prevented reproduction in a mosquito species known to carry Zika, dengue, and yellow fever.
Cone-shaped meteorites are ‘just right’ for plummeting to Earth
Researchers eroding clay in water may have uncovered secrets of meteorites’ aerodynamic stability.
The physics of freezing soap bubbles is cooler than you’d think
Freezing soap bubbles look like snow globes. This whimsical effect could help us improve biological freezing techniques—and is incredibly fun to watch.
Poof! Science reveals how easily a magician can fool you
How “change blindness” prevents you from seeing this 10 of clubs turn into an ace of spades.
Thinking is for suckers, but if you’re an octopus, suckers are for thinking
Octopuses “think” with neurons so distributed throughout their bodies that sometimes the left hand literally doesn’t know what the…left hand is doing.