Rhinos, camels and bone-crushing dogs once roamed Nebraska

In north-central Nebraska lies a small park with a big name: Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical…

Explainer: What are cicadas?

Those who live in many parts of the eastern United States will experience an odd phenomenon…

These rabbits can’t hop. A gene defect makes them do handstands

A flawed gene might turn some bunnies’ hops into handstands, a new study suggests. One breed…

Copper ‘foam’ could be used as filters for COVID-19 masks

Face masks have become a vital tool in slowing the spread of the virus that causes…

How bees play telephone to form a swarm

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Scientists Say: Genus

Genus (noun, “GEE-nus,” plural, Genera, “GEN-er-ah”) This is a word used in taxonomy for a group…

Most people will add something — even when subtracting makes more sense

Picture a bridge made of Lego blocks. One side has three support pieces, the other two.…

Urchin takeover underlies California’s vanishing kelp forests

Joshua Smith started diving in Monterey Bay in 2012. Back then, waters along this part of…

Simpler, easier COVID-19 test developed with kids in mind

Testing for COVID-19 has usually required sticking a cotton swab far into the nose — uncomfortably…

Cool Jobs: Saliva offers a spitting image of our health

Purdue University has again canceled its annual cricket-spitting contest. It’s not safe yet, due to the…