Ancient Beads Point to Far-Flung Relationships in Southern Africa
Ancient Beads Point to Far-Flung Relationships in Southern Africa
An isotopic analysis of eggshell beads dating back more than 30,000 years indicates that they helped build networks that stretched for hundreds of kilometers.
Ancient Beads Point to Far-Flung Relationships in Southern Africa
Ancient Beads Point to Far-Flung Relationships in Southern Africa

An isotopic analysis of eggshell beads dating back more than 30,000 years indicates that they helped build networks that stretched for hundreds of kilometers.

An isotopic analysis of eggshell beads dating back more than 30,000 years indicates that they helped build networks that stretched for hundreds of kilometers.

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Fly Colonies Help Calculate Time of Death of Car Trunk Cadavers
Fly Colonies Help Calculate Time of Death of Car Trunk Cadavers
Ashley Yeager | Jul 13, 2020
Using pigs as human proxies, forensic entomologists reveal how bodies in vehicles decompose differently from those dumped outside.
Our Pets May Harbor Much More Than Coronavirus
Our Pets May Harbor Much More Than Coronavirus
Ashley Yeager | Jul 13, 2020
While concern over SARS-CoV-2 in dogs and cats has captured attention, scientists have also been investigating whether pets can transmit multidrug-resistant bacteria to us.
Innovative Birds Face a Lower Risk of Extinction
Innovative Birds Face a Lower Risk of Extinction
Michael Graw | Jul 13, 2020
Species that come up with new ways to find food may be more likely to survive in habitats disturbed by agriculture and other human activities.
Researchers from All Over the World Pitch In to Fight COVID-19
Researchers from All Over the World Pitch In to Fight COVID-19
The Scientist Staff | Jul 7, 2020
Scientists are lending their expertise—whatever it may be—to help develop tests, medical devices, and other tools to try to save lives during the pandemic.
Colombian Engineers’ Ventilators to Be Tested in COVID Patients
Colombian Engineers’ Ventilators to Be Tested in COVID Patients
Katarina Zimmer | Jul 7, 2020
In just a few months, researchers have constructed low-cost ventilators that can keep sedated pigs alive. Getting them to work safely and reliably in people is the next challenge.
Researchers Seek a Simple, Rapid Test for SARS-CoV-2 in Sewage
Researchers Seek a Simple, Rapid Test for SARS-CoV-2 in Sewage
Jef Akst | Jul 6, 2020
Onsite testing at wastewater treatment plants could aid efforts to monitor for outbreaks of COVID-19 around the world, but such technologies are in the early stages of development.
Inside the Effort to Make India’s First COVID-19 Test
Inside the Effort to Make India’s First COVID-19 Test
Ashley Yeager | Jul 6, 2020
A nearly all-female team of researchers developed a PCR diagnostic tool in a record-setting six weeks.
Initiative Recruits Scientist-Volunteers to Aid COVID-19 Research
Initiative Recruits Scientist-Volunteers to Aid COVID-19 Research
Shawna Williams | Jul 6, 2020
Born of researchers’ frustration with not being able to contribute during the pandemic, Crowdfight COVID-19 has matched hundreds of SARS-CoV-2 projects with people who can help.
A Citizen Scientist Makes Her Mark in Microbiome Research
A Citizen Scientist Makes Her Mark in Microbiome Research
Amy Schleunes | Jun 1, 2020
The BioCollective, a company that transforms whole stool samples into microbial metadata, is developing the US’s first national microbiome reference material.