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Female superb fairy wrens sing while incubating their eggs. Scientists already knew that their unhatched offspring appear to distinguish between songs of their own species versus others. A new study suggests that other birds have the ability too. https://t.co/vHV2sqCLaI
“How will this affect the way the sky looks to your eyeballs?” https://t.co/FrDZAFEaFG
The century since Science News began reporting has produced some shocking discoveries. #SN100 https://t.co/NM3qadzkbK
In 1952, scientists were desperate for information about poliovirus, but many were hestiant to work with it. Enter Marguerite Vogt. #SN100 https://t.co/WqP0uMdyCM
Experts in the United States want more data before making the jabs more widespread.
Why haven’t we heard of the Mexican father of the pill? “It’s about who controls the narrative.” #SN100 https://t.co/9PGoyB4Uqw
The fires swiftly cut a swath through southeastern Australia’s eucalyptus forests, making rapid recovery of the forests more difficult — which in turn affects how much carbon the trees can sequester.
If the fine-structure constant in the cosmos were as large as it is in quantum spin ices, “the periodic table would only have 10 elements.”
Kids make the kinds of antibodies that help protect against COVID-19 after getting a low dose of Pfizer’s vaccine. https://t.co/7vAX2CWe8f
Like helicoptering maple seeds, tiny new microfliers whirl gracefully as they glide. https://t.co/e3YZBrcebt
“The colonization of eastern Polynesia was a remarkable event in which a vast area, some one-third of the planet, became inhabited by humans in … a relatively short period of time.”
“Rhinos are as blind as bats.” Fortunately, these parasite-eating birds can help. #WorldRhinoDay
Our origin story, while much advanced from Darwin’s Descent of Man, is still a work in progress. #SN100 https://t.co/sJ2mscRR3a
At least 90,000 years ago, humans probably employed the tools to fashion clothes from animal skins. https://t.co/HYC4ee4yP2
Ancient DNA indicates the creatures’ numbers stayed mostly constant long after people showed up. #WorldRhinoDay https://t.co/h3L6np651j
Vast clouds of smoke and ash from the wildfires fertilized the Southern Ocean waters with nutrients and triggered widespread algae blooms. https://t.co/64WWjGbKFh
Pfizer now has some data on how well its COVID-19 vaccine works for kids 5-11. https://t.co/7vAX2CWe8f
90,000 years ago or more, humans used tools like these to make clothing.
Among the newly uncovered tracks are the first-of-their-kind footprints of newborn straight-tusked elephants. https://t.co/1kb9gIKcTH
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