June 2, 2020

Squirrels use birds as alarms

Squirrels have learned to listen to birds to know whether it's safe to ... well, to do squirrel things.

June 1, 2020

Look out below

The U.S. military is working on a giant mechanical worm to tunnel beneath cities. Really.

Get along, little doggie

CBD, it seems, does a lot of good for dogs (and mice) with arthritis.

Creepy back then too

The newest title of "World's Oldest Bug" goes to a millipede in Scotland.

Twin paradox

A new study finds that birth order really doesn't make a whole lot of difference in kids' personalities ... with one exception.

May 30, 2020

The brown canary

If Covid resurges, we can get a few days' warning to ignore, thanks to ... poop.

No, it’s not a sequel to “Poltergeist”

A Norwegian couple found themselves a Viking burial ground.

May 29, 2020

Covid source still unknown

Apparently SARS-Cov-19 didn't originate in a Chinese "wet market" after all.

Moss grows fat on rolling stones

In the arctic, herds of wild moss roam the tundra.

Sponge: worthy

A sponge that hates water but loves oil might be a nifty tool during the next oil spill.

A healthy nose

Your nasal microbiome — yes, you read that right — might be what protects you from some harmful bacteria.

Close, but probably no cigar

There's an "Earth-like" planet around Proxima Centauri ... if you really stretch the definition.

Do you want “Planet of the Apes”? Because this is how you get “Planet of the Apes”

"Monkeys 'escape with COVID-19 samples' after attacking lab assistant"

May 28, 2020

Old marshland doesn’t die, it just fades away

The Mississippi delta's marshes won't be around much longer — they've past their tipping point.

Shooting clouds with lasers

If you want a clear path for a satellite signal, why not shoot lasers at those pesky clouds?

The roads must roll

A new kind of self-healing concrete could do a lot to repair itself from cracking.

The guts-nuts connection

Gut bacteria might be what determines your peanut allergy. Huh.

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