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Archaeologist who used Nazi salute retires

Robert Schuyler (bottom right) has retired after using a Nazi phrase and salute during the opening plenary of a virtual archaeology conference. LIZ QUINLAN By…

Global temperatures in 2020 tied record highs

Wildfires raged in Siberia’s vast taiga, one of many effects of 2020’s record temperatures. Denis Bushkovsky/TASS/Newscom By Paul VoosenJan. 14, 2021 , 11:00 AM Housebound…

COVID-19 measures also suppress flu—for now

Masks, social distancing, and lockdowns to fight COVID-19 seem to have kept other respiratory viruses from spreading. Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters By Kelly ServickJan. 12, 2021 ,…

Do we need a COVID-19 vaccine for pets?

dima_sidelnikov/iStock By David GrimmDec. 18, 2020 , 10:45 AM Science’s COVID-19 reporting is supported by the Pulitzer Center and the Heising-Simons Foundation. SARS-CoV-2 has never…

A Breakthrough (of the Year) crossword puzzle

By Science News StaffDec. 17, 2020 , 2:00 PM Welcome to Science’s latest crossword puzzle, marking our 2020 Breakthrough of the Year. Many of the clues…

Biden names HIV researcher to lead CDC

President-elect Joe Biden has picked a Harvard University researcher to lead the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg via Getty Images By Jocelyn…

How cats get their stripes

A mutated gene gives this tabby blotchy spots instead of the typical stripes. JEAN-MICHEL LABAT/SCIENCE SOURCE By Elizabeth PennisiDec. 2, 2020 , 1:45 PM When…

Europe plans space claw to capture orbiting junk

A rendering of how the ClearSpace-1 mission will grapple a discarded payload adapter with its four-arm claw. ClearSpace SA/European Space Agency By Daniel CleryDec. 1,…

Arecibo telescope collapses, ending 57-year run

Arecibo Observatory staff believe one of the remaining suspension cables broke on 1 December, sending the 900-ton instrument platform crashing into the dish. RICARDO ARDUENGO/AFP…

Megalodon was a megalo-mom

The megalodon, which lived 23 million to 3 million years ago, could reach body lengths three times that of a great white shark. Humberto Ferrón…