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- A bizarre gamma-ray burst breaks the rules for these cosmic eruptionsby Lisa Grossman on December 7, 2022 at 5:26 pm
The 50-second gamma-ray burst is the first that unambiguously breaks the rule that long bursts usually come from supernovas.
- In 2022, the James Webb Space Telescope brought us new views of the cosmosby Lisa Grossman on December 7, 2022 at 2:00 pm
Science News looks back at some of the most stunning images from the James Webb telescope’s first year in space.
- The ancestor to modern brewing yeast has been found hiding in Irelandby Darren Incorvaia on December 7, 2022 at 5:05 am
Previously found in Patagonia and elsewhere, the brewing yeast Saccharomyces eubayanus has been found in Europe for the first time.
- Armored dinos may have used their tail clubs to bludgeon each otherby Jake Buehler on December 7, 2022 at 12:01 am
Broken and healed spikes on Zuul's flanks are consistent with the armored beast receiving a mighty blow from the tail club of another ankylosaur.
- These are our favorite science books of 2022by Science News Staff on December 6, 2022 at 2:00 pm
Books about dinosaurs, the Milky Way and the coronavirus are among the Science News staff’s picks for must-read books of the year.
- Severe COVID May Cause Brain Changes Similar to Agingby Heidi Ledford, Nature magazine on December 7, 2022 at 2:30 pm
Key genes that are active in the brains of older people are also active in the brains of people who developed serious COVID
- Here's How a Python Jaw Can Fit a Whole Deerby Bethany Brookshire on December 7, 2022 at 1:00 pm
This python’s jaw has a stretchy secret to gape impressively wide
- 6 Weird and Wild Animal Behaviors Revealed in 2022by Andrea Thompson on December 7, 2022 at 12:00 pm
Octopus outbursts, evading sexual cannibalism, and a human-cockatoo arms race—here are strange animal behaviors we learned about in 2022
- Global Population Growth Is Slowing Down. Here's One Reason Whyby Katie Peek on December 7, 2022 at 11:45 am
In 2022 the world’s population hit the eight-billion mark. But such milestones could top out by the end of the century
- How Water Made Fire in an Indonesian Volcanoby Stephanie Pappas on December 6, 2022 at 9:30 pm
Heavy rains may have set off an outpouring of ash and gases from Indonesia’s volcano Semeru “like uncorking a soda bottle”