Lead pollution in ancient ice cores may track the rise and fall of medieval kings | Science

In medieval times, the attractive area around Peveril Castle in the U.K.’s Peak District was a center of lead mining and an “industrial landscape.” Robjem/iStock In the Peak District... Read more »

Would everyone wearing face masks help us slow the pandemic? | Science

John Nacion/NurPhoto through Getty Images Science’s COVID-19 reporting is supported by the Pulitzer Center. As cases of coronavirus illness 2019 (COVID-19) swelled last month, individuals in Europe and North America... Read more »

Do preprints improve with peer review? A little, one study suggests | Science

Preprints, such as those appearing on bioRxiv, have actually ended up being a fast method for researchers to share their outcomes, however they haven’t been peer evaluated. Every day,... Read more »

Don’t freak out: These are the microbes living on your tongue | Science

Steven Wilbert and Gary Borisy/Forsyth Institute Microbes are all over in our guts—and in our mouths. Now, a brand-new research study exposes our tongue-house buddies aren’t all blended together... Read more »

The standard coronavirus test, if available, works well—but can new diagnostics help in this pandemic? | Science

A physician in Germany prepares a swab to test for coronavirus infection. Daniel Reinhardt/picture alliance through Getty Images As the United States races to increase screening for the pandemic... Read more »

How ‘undertaker’ bees recognize dead comrades | Science

A honey bee drags a dead hive mate away. Agencja Fotograficzna Caro/Alamy Stock Photo They’re the undertakers of the bee world: a class of employees that searches hives for dead... Read more »

Prominent U.S. climate denial group fires president amid financial crisis | Science

Frank Lasee, a previous state lawmaker, is out as head of the Heartland Institute, understood for its efforts to concern climate science. Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call through AP Images... Read more »

Coronavirus concerns force Arctic mission to cancel research flights | Science

The Polarstern is wandering with Arctic ice. Research flights supporting the mission have actually been canceled. Alfred Wegener Institute/Esther Horvath/CC BY 4.0 The worldwide coronavirus break out is now reducing research... Read more »

Why do dozens of diseases wax and wane with the seasons—and will COVID-19? | Science

People looking for aid for pandemic influenza in Brazil in July 2009, when winter improved the spread of the illness. JEFFERSON BERNARDES/AFP/Getty Images On a December afternoon, 13 days... Read more »

Chance discovery brings quantum computing using standard microchips a step closer | Science

A research study to prod an antimony nucleus (buried in the middle of this gadget) with electromagnetic fields turned into one with electrical fields when a essential wire melted a space... Read more »