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- Feathers may have helped dinosaurs survive the Triassic mass extinctionby Carolyn Gramling on July 1, 2022 at 6:00 pm
New data show that dinosaurs were able to weather freezing conditions about 202 million years ago, probably thanks to warm feathery coats.
- A new look at the ‘mineral kingdom’ may transform how we search for lifeby Asa Stahl on July 1, 2022 at 2:00 pm
A new census of Earth’s crystal past hints that life may have begun earlier than expected, and could be a tool to look for water and life elsewhere.
- 50 years ago, a new theory of Earth’s core began solidifyingby Nikk Ogasa on July 1, 2022 at 11:00 am
In 1972, scientists proposed that Earth’s core formed as the planet came together. Fifty years later, that theory is generally accepted, though many mysteries about the core remain.
- This soft, electronic ‘nerve cooler’ could be a new way to relieve painby Meghan Rosen on June 30, 2022 at 6:00 pm
A tiny electronic device implanted in the body generates targeted pain relief by cooling off nerves, experiments in rats suggest.
- Six months in space leads to a decade’s worth of long-term bone lossby Liz Kruesi on June 30, 2022 at 3:18 pm
Even after a year of recovery in Earth’s gravity, astronauts who’d been in space six months or more still had bone loss equal to a decade of aging.
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- How Abortion Medications Differ from 'Plan B' and Other Emergency Contraceptivesby Tanya Lewis on July 1, 2022 at 7:25 pm
Drugs such as mifepristone and misoprostol end a pregnancy, whereas the ‘morning-after’ pill works by preventing one -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
- Evidence Shouldn't Be Optionalby The Editors on July 1, 2022 at 7:00 pm
This Supreme Court often ignores science when handing down decisions, and it affects far too many lives -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
- Feathers May Have Helped Dinosaurs Survive Their First Apocalypseby Sasha Warren on July 1, 2022 at 6:45 pm
Geologic evidence for a freezing arctic suggests dinosaurs could have weathered an epoch-ending volcanic winter -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
- Supreme Court Decision Hinders EPA but Leaves Avenues Open for Climate Regulationby Benjamin Storrow, E&E News on July 1, 2022 at 3:15 pm
The agency can still impose stronger limits on other air pollutants that coal plants produce, which could also reduce greenhouse gas emissions -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
- Regulating Power Plants Is a Health Issueby Matthew Meyer on July 1, 2022 at 1:36 pm
Doctors must get more involved in the public health crises that climate change will bring -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com