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How magpies outwitted researchers in Australia
During a recent study, a group of magpies removed their GPS trackers, astounding their observers. But were the birds actually trying to help each other?
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The science of fireworks
And why it’s so hard to make blue ones.
How exercise may help prevent Alzheimer's
Exercise could be a powerful defense against Alzheimer’s disease. Three dementia researchers explain how it works.
6 stinking cool facts about dog noses
Dogs can sniff out disease and analyze new odors even as they exhale. But how?
Human tracks may be earliest evidence of people in North America
Footprints in New Mexico’s White Sands National Park challenge scientists’ timeline of when humans first came to North America.
Scientists capture first-ever image of our galaxy’s supermassive black hole
The Event Horizon Telescope team has captured the first image of Sagittarius A*, the black hole at the center of the Milky Way.
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.
Adapting national parks for wheelchair hiking
The trails through our public lands weren’t designed for wheelchairs, but new wheelchairs are designed for those trails. National Park Service accessibility specialist Quinn Brett wants parks to catch up with wheelchair technology, increasing access to American wilderness.