Getty Images The Tasmanian devil is famous for two things. One, it’s ornery as all hell. And two, it’s the unfortunate carrier of a nasty transmissible form of cancer–one that causes deadly facial tumors. Since..
Imagine that you had one outfit and one outfit only: a jumpsuit that made you look like a leaf. You’d blend in nicely in a forest or the plant store, sure, but not so much..
NASA Megan McArthur has spent her life messing with microgravity. She was on the team that got the first commercial cargo mission to the International Space Station. She’s watched her friends launch in a Soyuz..
This May, a massive supercell storm ripped through the countryside just outside of Dodge City, Kansas. It produced more than a dozen tornadoes, upending a semi and ravaging multiple homes. And Max Conrad was right..
Arguably one of the most Mars-like environments on Earth, the north side of Mauna Loa has been home sweet home to six NASA crew members for the last year. Inside a dome-shaped structure, they were..
Alamy Last night, a brief earthquake swarm rattled the caldera at Katla in southern Iceland. The largest earthquakes were over M4, ranging from a few kilometers deep to near the surface (although the depth locating..
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Ashley Mackenzie for Quanta Magazine In 1995, while he was a graduate student at McGill University in Montreal, the biomedical scientist Peter Friedl saw something so startling it kept him awake for several nights. Coordinated..
Getty Images Every summer, the nation’s blood supply dips. No one wants to take a break from the family vacation to pump out a pint–no matter how good the recovery cookies are. But this year’s..