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To amp up solar cells, scientists ditch silicon

Tandem solar cells with two layers of perovskites aim to replace conventional silicon solar cells.  iStock.com/DiyanaDimitrova By Robert F. ServiceApr. 18, 2019 , 2:00 PM…

New climate models predict a warming surge

Heat waves, like one in Australia in January, will get worse in a warming world. Matt King/Stringer/GETTY IMAGES By Paul VoosenApr. 16, 2019 , 3:55…

Were Europe’s megalithic societies patrilineal?

Archaeologists excavate stone tombs at Ireland’s Primrose Grange. Göran Burenhult By Michael PriceApr. 15, 2019 , 3:15 PM Archaeologists have long been fascinated by the…

#MeToo controversy erupts at archaeology meeting

A flyer referencing David Yesner’s attendance at the Society for American Archaeology’s annual meeting was displayed in a woman’s bathroom at the Albuquerque Convention Center…

Tweeting while flying kills migratory birds

Roger Hart/University of Michigan Photography By Helen SantoroApr. 2, 2019 , 7:01 PM Texting while driving can be deadly. So can tweeting while flying, a…

Did judgmental gods help societies grow?

Sistine Chapel (Cappella Sistina), by Michelangelo Buonarroti, 16th Century, fresco (post restoration), Buonarroti, Michelangelo (1475-1564)/Musei e Gallerie Pontificie, Musei Vaticani, Vatican City/Mondadori Portfolio/Bridgeman Images By…

Cost of Mars 2020 mission may rise by up to 15%

An artist’s conception of the Mars 2020 rover. Several of its instruments are costing more than expected. NASA/JPL-Caltech By Paul VoosenMar. 18, 2019 , 10:28…

Mini tremors detected on Mars for first time

NASA’s InSight lander places a protective, dome-shaped shield above its seismometer. JPL-Caltech/NASA By Paul VoosenMar. 18, 2019 , 6:10 PM THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS—After months of…

Humans are wiping out chimpanzee cultures

Older group members demonstrate important behaviors for younger chimpanzees. Anna Preis/Taï Chimpanzee Project By Gretchen VogelMar. 7, 2019 , 2:00 PM When chimpanzees encounter humans,…

How a school of fish is like a rubber band

When stretched with light signals, rummy-nose tetra schools snap back like rubber bands thanks to purely social forces. Andriy Kotlyarov/shutterstock.com By Adrian ChoMar. 6, 2019…

Has a second person with HIV been cured?

Timothy Ray Brown’s HIV cure may no longer be unique. Daniel Jack Lyons By Jon CohenMar. 4, 2019 , 6:05 PM Timothy Ray Brown, aka…

‘Antivaxxers’ attack U.S. science panel

K.J. Moore, a traveling nurse. told a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention vaccine panel last week that she is upset by mandates that health…

Nanoparticles give mice night vision

Mice injected with specialized nanoparticles can see infrared light showing various patterns and shapes to help them navigate a water maze. Yuqian Ma, Wenyang Yi,…