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- How frigid lizards falling from trees revealed the reptiles’ growing cold toleranceby Charles Choi on October 30, 2020 at 3:00 pm
Some Florida lizards’ ability to handle temperatures down to 5.5° C may provide clues to how they might deal with the extremes of climate change.
- How two immune system chemicals may trigger COVID-19’s deadly cytokine stormsby Tina Hesman Saey on October 30, 2020 at 2:44 pm
A study in mice hints at drugs that could be helpful in treating severe coronavirus infections.
- These human nerve cell tendrils turned to glass nearly 2,000 years agoby Laura Sanders on October 30, 2020 at 10:00 am
Part of a young man’s brain was preserved in A.D. 79 by hot ash from Mount Vesuvius’ eruption.
- The first Denisovan DNA outside Siberia unveils a long stint on the roof of the worldby Bruce Bower on October 29, 2020 at 6:03 pm
Genetic evidence puts Denisovans, humankind’s now-extinct cousins, on the Tibetan Plateau from 100,000 to at least 60,000 years ago.
- Ogre-faced spiders catch insects out of the air using sound instead of sightby Curtis Segarra on October 29, 2020 at 3:00 pm
A new study finds that ogre-faced spiders can hear a surprisingly wide range of sounds.
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- Election Science Stakes: Energyby Andrea Thompson on October 30, 2020 at 9:53 pm
Scientific American senior editor Mark Fischetti and associate editor Andrea Thompson talk about this election and the future of U.S. energy research and policy. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
- Climate Helped Turn These 5 Places into Ghost Townsby Daniel Cusick on October 30, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Sea level rise, river floods and wildfires have destroyed some settlements and forced others to relocate -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
- Coronavirus News Roundup, October 24-October 30by Robin Lloyd on October 30, 2020 at 7:00 pm
Pandemic highlights for the week -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
- Gruesome 'Blood Worms' Invaded a Dinosaur's Leg Bone, Fossil Suggestsby Chris Baraniuk on October 30, 2020 at 2:00 pm
A titanosaur fibula hosts what looks like 70 tiny parasites -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
- The Surprising Origins of Chemotherapy and Other New Science Booksby Andrea Gawrylewski on October 30, 2020 at 1:00 pm
Book recommendations from the editors of Scientific American -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com