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How a volcanic eruption helped create modern Scotland

Scotland formally joined England with the Acts of Union (above), following an economic depression that may have been exacerbated by volcano-induced climate cooling. Chronicle/Alamy Stock…

Europe gives space programs a big boost

Europe’s fleet of Earth-observing Sentinel satellites could grow with a big budget boost. ESA/ATG medialab By Daniel CleryNov. 28, 2019 , 11:51 AM European nations…

Choose your 2019 Breakthrough of the Year!

By Science News StaffNov. 25, 2019 , 9:00 AM What has been the most significant scientific development this year? Science’s reporters and editors are debating…

Dog bones could help patch broken bird wings

Researchers helped pigeons with broken wings fly again using surgical pins made of sheep and dog bone. ScratchArt/shutterstock.com By Eva FrederickNov. 21, 2019 , 11:50…

A mysterious disease is striking American beech trees

Some researchers believe a nematode native to Asia is causing a deadly disease in American beech trees. USDA/ARS/ELECTRON & CONFOCAL MICROSCOPY UNIT/LYNN CARTA/GARY BAUCHAN/CHRIS POOLEY/MYCOLOGY…

How Enceladus got its water-spewing tiger stripes

Enceladus is the only Solar System body with long, “tiger stripe” geysers. NASA/ESA/JPL/SSI/Cassini Imaging Team By Adam MannNov. 13, 2019 , 12:30 PM Researchers say…

Revamped cancer drug starves tumors in mice

T cells (purple) pounce on a cancer cell (yellow), a behavior stimulated by a new drug. KATERYNA KON/Science Source By Mitch LeslieNov. 7, 2019 ,…

Bad dog? Think twice before yelling, experts say

Punishing your dog to discourage bad behavior could make them more stressed and “pessimistic,” a new study finds. ChristopherBernard/iStock.com By Eva FrederickNov. 6, 2019 ,…

Radiation oncologist tapped for top FDA post

Stephen Hahn MD Anderson Cancer Center By Kelly ServickNov. 1, 2019 , 4:50 PM President Donald Trump today announced his intent to nominate oncologist and…

U.S. telescopes get a new overseer

The Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona is one of the facilities that will be managed by a new organization created by the National Science Foundation.…

Migrating eagles rack up huge data roaming charges

Elena Shnayder/Russian Raptor Research and Conservation Network By Eva FrederickOct. 30, 2019 , 2:30 PM Thirteen eagles migrating south from Russia and Kazakhstan racked up…

Sudip Parikh chosen as AAAS CEO

Sudip Parikh DIA Global By Jeffrey MervisOct. 30, 2019 , 10:30 AM Sudip Parikh has helped shape U.S. science policy as a staffer on a…

Some spots on Earth are too hostile for life

Some geothermal lakes in northern Ethiopia’s Rift Valley are too inhospitable to life. Puri Lopez By Elizabeth PennisiOct. 28, 2019 , 12:00 PM There’s life…

How life blossomed after the dinosaurs died

Raccoon-size Loxolophus and other mammals evolved surprisingly quickly after the end-Cretaceous extinction. HHMI Tangled Bank Studios By Elizabeth PennisiOct. 24, 2019 , 2:00 PM In 2014, when…

NSF shakes up its earthquake research

A local resident inspects a fissure in the earth after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake near Ridgecrest, California, in July. Mario Tama/Getty Images By Paul VoosenOct. 22,…

Could robots be psychology’s new lab rats?

AI-equipped rovers could offer psychologists a new—and highly malleable—model of the brain. William Hahn/Florida Atlantic University By Kelly ServickOct. 7, 2019 , 4:15 PM WASHINGTON,…