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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…