A headbutt is not only a transfer for Pokemon or legendary soccer gamers: It’s a clue to the previous lifetime of giraffes. A brand new research revealed Thursday within the journal Science particulars an expedition in Northern China the place paleontologists uncovered fossils of short-necked giraffes (or girrafoids, the prehistoric […]

Small patches of tropical reefs that endure regardless of punishing marine warmth waves might maintain clues to defending the world’s corals, a brand new evaluation suggests. Scientists took aerial surveys of Hawaiian reefs earlier than and after a serious warmth wave in 2019, and located that corals at sure websites […]

On Monday, Politico revealed a leaked preliminary draft majority opinion penned by Supreme Courtroom Justice Samuel Alito that represents “a full-throated, unflinching repudiation of the 1973 determination which assured federal constitutional protections of abortion rights and a subsequent 1992 determination—Deliberate Parenthood v. Casey—that largely maintained the best.” Whereas a draft […]

A US supercomputer has formally taken the highest spot on the earth, in response to a current record by TOP500, a undertaking that tracks and ranks 500 of probably the most highly effective machines on the earth. Coming in at primary is a Tennessee-based system referred to as Frontier, run […]

Geoscientists say Earth can be residence to 1 large supercontinent about 200 million years from now; there are 4 outstanding variations of this mega-continent. The local weather is likely to be surprisingly balmy in one of the vital well-liked variations, however there’s additionally the potential for an ice age. Within […]

VICTOR HABBICK VISIONS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARYGetty Photos Avi Loeb, astronomy’s resident unhealthy boy, suggests the universe might have been created in a laboratory. Our supposed creators, Loeb writes in an op-ed printed in Scientific American final 12 months, might have developed the know-how wanted to assemble “child universes” able to producing […]

The annals of science journalism weren’t at all times as inclusive as they might have been. So PopSci is working to appropriate the file with In Hindsight, a collection profiling among the figures whose contributions we missed. Learn their tales and discover the remainder of our a hundred and fiftieth anniversary protection right here.  […]