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Mexico City Could Sink Up to 65 Feet

Due to a phenomenon called subsidence, the metropolis's landscape is compacting—and parts of the city are now dropping a foot and...

The Secret Role Histones Played in Complex Cell Evolution

New work shows that the proteins, long treated as boring spools for DNA, are key to the origin story for eukaryotes and still play...

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Geology Students Did Fieldwork During Covid—With Video...

With travel and real-life fieldwork shut down, a couple of enterprising professors started with simulations of Italy and Scotland,...

New Mask Guidance, Shots for Teens, and More Coronavirus...

Catch up on the most important updates from this week.

A New Brain Implant Translates Thoughts of Writing Into...

In early experiments, a paralyzed man with implants in his premotor cortex typed 90 characters per minute—by envisioning he was writing...

Could You Really Climb the Spinning Ship’s Cable in Stowaway?

Anna Kendrick’s rotating spacecraft cleverly uses cables and a counterweight to make artificial gravity. But scaling them would be...

The Yankees Covid Outbreak May Be Bad News for Ditching...

The spate of cases is a bad bounce—and it might show that lifting mask mandates for the vaxxed won’t be a grand slam.

The 60-Year-Old Scientific Screwup That Helped Covid Kill

All pandemic long, scientists brawled over how the virus spreads. Droplets! No, aerosols! At the heart of the fight was a teensy error...

Firefly Tourism Can Put Insects in Peril

A new study shines light on how bug spray, flashlights, and foot traffic can spell disaster for the fragile creatures behind brilliant...

The Teeny, Tiny Scientific Screwup That Helped Covid Kill

All pandemic long, scientists brawled over how the virus spreads. Droplets! No, aerosols! At the heart of the fight was a mysterious...