• Aug 13, 2020

    Locusts are usually harmless loners. But together, they become plagues. When conditions are right, solitary locusts begin congregating and transmogrifying into their “gregarious” form, beco...

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  • Aug 13, 2020

    The ghostly blue flame stunned researchers when it first showed up unexpectedly in a laboratory experiment. Now scientists have determined the structure of this “blue whirl.” Four separate ...

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  • Aug 13, 2020

    Don’t throw out your neck gaiters just yet. A new study has spurred numerous headlines declaring that neck gaiters may be worse than wearing no mask at all for controlling the spread of COV...

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  • Aug 12, 2020

    When your brain stops working — completely and irreversibly — you’re dead. But drawing the line between life and brain death isn’t always easy. A new report attempts to clarify that distinc...

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  • Aug 12, 2020

    The universe is surprisingly smooth. A new measurement reveals that the universe is less clumpy than predicted, physicists report in a series of papers posted July 30 at arXiv.org. The disc...

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  • Aug 12, 2020

    In the rush to find drugs against COVID-19, researchers are exploring myriad possibilities, even drugs used to save feline lives. Cats can contract an almost always fatal disease that’s cau...

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