Community size matters when people create a new language

Why are languages so different from each other? After comparing more than 2000 languages, scientists noticed…

Police arrest Hawaiian protesters trying to block telescope

Police arrested elderly protesters, some using wheelchairs and canes, as they blocked a road Wednesday to…

Win or lose: Rigged card game sheds light on inequality, fairness

Researchers at Cornell University are using a rigged card game to shed light on perceptions of…

A graphene superconductor that plays more than one tune

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a…

Study identifies how to verify whether MPAs are effective

Marine protected areas, or MPAS, are an increasingly common way of protecting marine ecosystems by prohibiting…

Correcting historic sea surface temperature measurements

Something odd happened in the oceans in the early 20th century. The North Atlantic and Northeast…

Plant viruses may be reshaping our world

The community of viruses is staggeringly vast. Occupying every conceivable biological niche, from searing undersea vents…

NASA finds tropical storm Danas northeast of the Philippines

NASA’s Aqua satellite provided a visible image of Tropical Storm Danas as it continued to move…

Stone tool changes may show how Mesolithic hunter-gatherers responded to changing climate

The development of new hunting projectiles by European hunter-gatherers during the Mesolithic may have been linked…

NASA tracking post-tropical cyclone Barry to Indiana

NASA’s Aqua satellite provided a visible image of the clouds associated with Post-Tropical Cyclone Barry moving…