From Railroad Tracks to Racetracks, 1870s
From Railroad Tracks to Racetracks, 1870s
How a robber baron and an eccentric inventor solved a millennia-old question about horses.
From Railroad Tracks to Racetracks, 1870s
From Railroad Tracks to Racetracks, 1870s

How a robber baron and an eccentric inventor solved a millennia-old question about horses.

How a robber baron and an eccentric inventor solved a millennia-old question about horses.

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Image of the Day: Fat Friendly
Image of the Day: Fat Friendly
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 13, 2018
The oldest-known ice mummy consumed high amounts of fat.
Alfred Alberts, Lovastatin Discoverer, Dies
Alfred Alberts, Lovastatin Discoverer, Dies
Kerry Grens | Jul 5, 2018
The Merck biochemist found the compound that led to a popular cholesterol-lowering drug.
Brain Stimulation Reduces Feelings of Aggression
Brain Stimulation Reduces Feelings of Aggression
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 3, 2018
Researchers propose that the method could be used to rein in violence.
Maiden Voyage, 1872–1876
Maiden Voyage, 1872–1876
Ashley Yeager | Jul 1, 2018
The Challenger expedition's data on ocean temperatures and currents, seawater chemistry, life in the deep sea, and the geology of the seafloor spurred the rise of modern oceanography.
Satiated Fish Swim at the Back of the Pack
Satiated Fish Swim at the Back of the Pack
Ashley Yeager | Jul 1, 2018
Digesting a big meal takes energy, forcing some minnows to swim in spots at the rear of a school.
New Caledonian Crows Build Tools From Mental Images, Not Lessons
New Caledonian Crows Build Tools From Mental Images, Not Lessons
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 29, 2018
When it comes to tool making, the birds learn differently than humans.
Bones in Ancient Tomb Are of Newly Discovered Ape Genus
Bones in Ancient Tomb Are of Newly Discovered Ape Genus
Kerry Grens | Jun 21, 2018
The now-extinct gibbon was buried with the grandmother of China’s first emperor and her many pets.
Image of the Day: Performance Anxiety
Image of the Day: Performance Anxiety
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 21, 2018
In the presence of competition, archerfish become more hesitant but accurate shooters.
Image of the Day: Landing Blows
Image of the Day: Landing Blows
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 18, 2018
The smashing mantis shrimp is strategic in its attack on sea snails.