Exploding Stars Probably Didn’t Spur Hominins to Walk Upright
Exploding Stars Probably Didn’t Spur Hominins to Walk Upright
The astronomical idea doesn’t align well with the fossil record, anthropologists argue, but the origins of bipedalism are still difficult to determine.
Exploding Stars Probably Didn’t Spur Hominins to Walk Upright
Exploding Stars Probably Didn’t Spur Hominins to Walk Upright

The astronomical idea doesn’t align well with the fossil record, anthropologists argue, but the origins of bipedalism are still difficult to determine.

The astronomical idea doesn’t align well with the fossil record, anthropologists argue, but the origins of bipedalism are still difficult to determine.

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Quantum Biology May Help Solve Some of Life’s Greatest Mysteries
Quantum Biology May Help Solve Some of Life’s Greatest Mysteries
Catherine Offord | Jun 1, 2019
From the remarkable speed of enzyme-catalyzed reactions to the workings of the human brain, numerous biological puzzles are now being explored for evidence of quantum effects.
Weak Magnetic Fields Manipulate Regeneration in Worms
Weak Magnetic Fields Manipulate Regeneration in Worms
Ruth Williams | Jan 30, 2019
At magnetic field intensities somewhat above that of Earth, stem cell proliferation shifts gears.
Neil deGrasse Tyson Under Investigation for Sexual Misconduct
Neil deGrasse Tyson Under Investigation for Sexual Misconduct
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 3, 2018
Two new allegations surfaced last week, following an earlier accusation of rape.
Definition of Kilogram to Change
Definition of Kilogram to Change
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 9, 2018
The unit of mass will no longer be defined by a lone physical object but instead in terms of a universal constant.
Image of the Day: Cracked Skin
Image of the Day: Cracked Skin
Jef Akst | Oct 9, 2018
Micrometer-scale fractures in elephant skin results from the way the epidermis grows.
Physics Nobel Goes to Laser Pioneers
Physics Nobel Goes to Laser Pioneers
Ashley Yeager | Oct 2, 2018
Three researchers, Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou, and Donna Strickland, who worked on optical tweezers and chirped pulse amplification win the 2018 award.
Renowned Physicist Stephen Hawking Dies
Renowned Physicist Stephen Hawking Dies
Ashley Yeager | Mar 14, 2018
Famed for his work on black holes and cosmology, he also survived decades with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Opinion: Microbiology Needs More Math
Opinion: Microbiology Needs More Math
Mikhail Tikhonov | Oct 12, 2017
Empirical data and humans’ biased interpretations can only get so far in truly understanding life at the microscale.
Nobel Laureate and Laser Scientist Dies
Nobel Laureate and Laser Scientist Dies
Jef Akst | Oct 2, 2017
Nicolaas Bloembergen’s research laid the groundwork for the development of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology.