Category: Science

The Drug Trial That Could Actually Produce Covid Treatments

That feels like a good way to deal with the kinds of problems Woodcock and others identified with the drug-trial pipeline. In fact, Woodcock’s FDA this week issued a giant set of...

The Milky Way Might Have a Core of Dark Matter Instead of a Black Hole

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The Long, Strange Life of the World’s Oldest Naked Mole Rat

Joe has seen dynasties rise and fall. He and his colony mates have spent their years cleaning the nest, caring for the queen, and guarding against intruders as designated workers or xenophobic...

Climate Change Is Erasing Humanity’s Oldest Art

The limestone caves and rock shelters of Indonesia's southern Sulawesi island hold the oldest traces of human art and storytelling, dating back more than 40,000 years. Paintings adorn the walls of...

A New Math Shortcut Helps Describe Black Hole Collisions

What kinds of situations might create such mergers? Researchers aren’t sure, since this is a newly opening frontier of the universe. But there are a few possibilities.First, astronomers can imagine an intermediate-mass...

Walden Pond Is Now Teeming With Jellyfish—but Don’t Panic

One 2020 sighting at the pond made it onto the United States Geological Survey’s Nonindigenous Aquatic Species database. Someone apparently spotted the jellies near a sandbar, between 50 and 150 feet offshore,...

Vaccine Deals for Countries in Need, a Surge in Japan, and More Coronavirus News

Drugmakers strike new vaccine deals, the EU expands travel policies, and Japan fights a new surge. Here’s what you should know:  Want to receive this weekly roundup and other coronavirus news? Sign...

Stunning New Model Simulates Star Formation in Highest-Ever Resolution

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