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What the Oldest Known Cave Painting Reveals About Early Humans (and What It Doesn't)

Friday April 16th, 2021 09:00:00 PM
Ancient humans began to draw symbols on caves at least 45,500 years ago, according to a surprising finding on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.

Japan Just Had Its Earliest Peak Bloom of Cherry Blossoms in 1,200 Years. Is Climate Change to Blame?

Friday April 16th, 2021 07:00:00 PM
An exceptionally warm spring has led to the early arrival of cherry blossoms in Japan, causing researchers to draw patterns between local temperature increases and global warming.

Beyond COVID, the Future of mRNA Is Bright

Friday April 16th, 2021 05:00:00 PM cody.cottier@wsu.edu (Cody Cottier)
Scientists say the technology behind the COVID-19 vaccines could change medicine and lead to new treatments against diseases like malaria, cancer and HIV.

Holotropic Breathing Promises Psychedelic-Like Trips Without the Drugs. Is It Safe?  

Friday April 16th, 2021 02:00:00 PM
Many people report having spiritual experiences and psychological shifts while practicing intense and forceful breathing. But experts say this type of hyperventilating can pose mental and physical risks.

The Sky Phenomena That May Have Inspired Artist Georges Seurat

Friday April 16th, 2021 12:00:00 PM
Did volcanic aerosols inspire the artist's new direction?

How Plant 'Vaccines' Could Save Us From a World Without Fruit

Thursday April 15th, 2021 08:00:00 PM
Researchers are formulating unconventional solutions for tree diseases that harm beloved foods like oranges and chocolate. These include a potential RNA therapy, similar to certain COVID-19 vaccines.

Fight or Flight? Why Our Caveman Brains Keep Getting Confused

Thursday April 15th, 2021 07:00:00 PM
Once an evolutionary benefit that helped keep our ancestors alive, cortisol, the hormone that triggers our fight-or-flight response, may now be doing more harm than good. 

The 5 Most Important Scientific Equations of All Time

Thursday April 15th, 2021 05:00:00 PM
Calculating the most influential scientific equations is no easy task. But these five certainly rank in the top tier.

Marmots Are Teaching Their Captive-Bred Friends How to Live in the Wild

Thursday April 15th, 2021 02:00:00 PM
Once critically endangered, Vancouver Island marmots are now teaching each other how to recover.

A Mysterious Mass in a Man's Kidney Points to Cancer. But What Else Could It Be?

Thursday April 15th, 2021 12:00:00 PM
One minute, Albert was feeling fine. The next he was overcome by cramps and nausea. Then came the blood.

How AI Accidentally Learned Ecology by Playing StarCraft

Wednesday April 14th, 2021 11:00:00 PM
A video game about battling aliens could help ecologists study life on Earth.

Pollinators Are in Trouble. Here's How Transforming Your Lawn Into a Native Wildflower Habitat Can Help

Wednesday April 14th, 2021 09:00:00 PM afunk@discovermagazine.com (Anna Funk)
Biologists are recruiting everyday gardeners to save pollinators, with a little help from a smartphone app.

Could Carbon Capture Technology Help the U.S. Meet Climate Change Commitments?

Wednesday April 14th, 2021 07:00:00 PM fakename111@discovermag.com (Benjamin Plackett)
The tech for capturing carbon dioxide is old. But it requires political will and money to implement these methods to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

In a World of Endless Choices, Why Is Decision-Making So Tiring?

Wednesday April 14th, 2021 04:18:00 PM
Decision-making uses mental energy that eventually runs out. The more decisions you make, the more depleted you become. While decision fatigue impacts everyone, experts say it's possible to strengthen your ability to decide.

Who Are the Fastest Animals in the World — and Why?

Wednesday April 14th, 2021 02:35:00 PM
The secret is all in the muscles. But if that’s true, why can’t the biggest, strong animals run the fastest? 

How Close Are We to a Cure for HIV?

Tuesday April 13th, 2021 08:30:00 PM afunk@discovermagazine.com (Anna Funk)
Promising new research may soon help treat, and one day cure, the chronic disease.

Can We All Agree That the False Consensus Effect Is Fascinating — and Weird?

Tuesday April 13th, 2021 07:30:00 PM
How many people share your opinions and beliefs? Maybe not as many as you think.

Yes, Skies Sometimes Really Turn Green Before Tornadoes

Tuesday April 13th, 2021 05:20:00 PM
But not always — so make sure you're relying on official warnings about potential twisters

How to Start Birdwatching in Your City

Tuesday April 13th, 2021 01:10:00 PM
As the pandemic stretches on, there's renewed interest in connecting with nature. Experts share advice on finding some feathered friends.

Best Fat Burner For Women: Complete Buyer’s Guide

Tuesday April 13th, 2021 05:00:00 AM






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