Eight smart things slime molds can do without a brain
From remembering where they’ve been to recreating the Tokyo rail network, these “slimy aliens” are capable of way more than we give them credit for.
The secret to peace between elephants and farmers in Mozambique? Bees
Scientists use animals’ “landscapes of fear” to set limits and reestablish balance in Gorongosa National Park, where top predators were wiped out.
Covid-19 patients sharing ventilators is possible—but not ideal
The science of coventilation for coronavirus cases illustrates a complicated dilemma.
NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover and first-ever space helicopter launch Thursday
The Mars 2020 mission will begin with July 30th’s launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 7:50 a.m. EDT.
3D models help preserve landmarks like Notre Dame
Laser-scanning technology can create exceptionally detailed 3D models of cultural sites, bringing them to life online—and helping experts restore them if disaster strikes.
Daily life on the International Space Station: A Q&A with a space archaeologist
Archaeologists are working to understand how astronauts really use their space on the ISS—and help improve space habitats of the future.
How exercise may help prevent Alzheimer's
Exercise could be a powerful defense against Alzheimer’s disease. Three dementia researchers explain how it works.