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Prepping Bees for Mars, New Google Shortcuts, and More...

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The Glorious Victories of Trans Athletes Are Shaking Up...

Some critics claim transgender athletes are ruining competition for cis women and girls, but they forget: Sports—and life—have never...

Bees, Please: Stop Dying in Your Martian Simulator

Future space colonists will need pollinators to grow food on the moon and Mars. But first scientists need to figure out how to keep...

California’s Wildfires Are the Doom of Our Own Making

The state is being squeezed by uber-wildfires and rising seas—climate change’s twin agents of chaos. It’s a struggle that will define...

The Age of Flames Is Consuming California  

Yet another massive wildfire is ravaging Northern California. Welcome to the Pyrocene—think of it like the Ice Age, but with fire.

A Secret Space Plane Just Landed After a Record Stay in...

The plane spent 780 continuous days in orbit conducting classified experiments for the US Air Force before autonomously landing itself.

Physicists Get Close to Knowing the Mass of the Neutrino

The KATRIN experiment is working to “weigh the ghost,” which could point to new laws of particle physics and reshape theories of cosmology.

Scientists Take Baby Steps Toward Extraterrestrial Babies

Can sperm survive microgravity? Do eggs hold up to radiation? The new science of off-planet procreation is now getting underway.

Ocean Cleanup’s New Plastic-Catcher … Kinda Already Exists?

The anti-plastic crusaders have another plan to keep junk from reaching the sea: trash-eating barges in rivers.

Can We Plant 20 Million Trees for 2020? The Math Says Yes

How much land will the \#TeamTrees plan require? A science prof roughs it to assess the feasibility.