Science Link

Keep up to date on the world of science with these selected links to online articles in a variety of disciplines, updated regularly.

 

***NEW FOR OCTOBER***

From Quantamagazine:
A New Cosmic Tension: The Universe Might Be Too Thin
(Astronomy)

From Pocket:
A Parliament of Owls
(Biology)

From Pocket:
Why Does the U.S. Army Own So Many Fossils?
(Paleontology)

From Stat:
Brainiacs, not birdbrains: Crows possess higher intelligence long thought a primarily human attribute
(Biology)

From Sky & Telescope:
Potential Biosignature Found in Venus’s Clouds
(Astronomy)

 

***ARCHIVE***

 

Anthroplogy

From The Conversation/Pocket:
How the Extinction of Ice Age Mammals May Have Forced Us to Invent Civilization

From Pocket:
Scientists Present a Theory Explaining Why We’re the Only Humans on Earth

 

Archaeology

From Pocket:
The Mysterious Bronze Objects that Have Baffled Archaeologists for Centuries

 

Astronomy

From CNN:
Andromeda Galaxy’s ‘Halo’ is Nudging the Milky Way

From space.com:
Satellite Megaconstellations Could Have ‘Extreme’ Impact on Astronomy, Report Finds

From Pocket:
Our Solar System Is Even Stranger Than We Thought

From Sky & Telescope:
New 3D Map of the Universe — and a Growing Cosmological Debate

From MSU:
MSU Astrophysicists Study Mystery Object Through Gravitational Waves

 

Biology

From NPR:
The Evolutionary History of Penguins Is Far From Black And White

From Science:
Breeders Toughen Up Bees to Resist Deadly Mites

From Science:
Urban Foxes May be Self-domesticating in our Midst

From CNN:
How Mosquitoes Evolved to be Attracted to Humans, and What that Means for the Future

From Science:
Pools in the Mexican Desert are a Window into Earth’s Early Life

 

Chemistry

From Chemistry World:
The Complexity of Fire

From Scientific American:
One Mystery of Stonehenge’s Origins Has Finally Been Solved

 

Climate Science

From The Ohio State University:
Warming Greenland Ice Sheet Passes Point of No Return

 

Geology

From Knowable Magazine:
The Origin of Mud

From Science:
Ancient Earth Rock Found on the Moon

From Space.com
How did Earth Crack? New Study May Explain Origins of Plate Tectonics on our Planet.

 

Medicine

From Wired:
A Zombie Gene Protects Elephants from Cancer

From Scientific American:
A Visual Guide to the SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus – What scientists know about the inner workings of the pathogen that has infected the world

From Gizmodo:
Bacteria Found in Nuclear Reactors Could Be the Secret to Faster, Cheaper Vaccines

From Yellowstone Public Radio:
MSU Researcher Says Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Were Tip Of Iceberg

 

Meteorology

From The Conversation:
What is a Derecho? An Atmospheric Scientist Explains these Rare but Dangerous Storm Systems

 

Paleontology

From Pocket:
The Brontosaurus Is Back

From Wired:
How to Outrun a Dinosaur

From Wired:
Paleontologists Are Trying to Understand Why the Fossil Record Is Mostly Males

 

Physics

From Quantamagazine:
Why Gravity Is Not Like the Other Forces

From Space.com:
The Universe’s Clock Might have Bigger Ticks than We Imagine

From Pocket:
What Does Quantum Theory Actually Tell Us about Reality?