What’s creating thousands of craters off the California coast? | Science

Sonar images expose a huge crater at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. © 2019 MBARI SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA—Just off the coast of California, thousands of craterlike anxieties, some... Read more »

How real-world science sets The Expanse apart from other sci-fi shows | Science

The spaceship Rocinante reaches the exoplanet Ilus in The Expanse. Amazon Prime Video On 13 December, Amazon Prime will air the 4th season of The Expanse, a hardboiled space... Read more »

Should aging lab monkeys be retired to sanctuaries? | Science

Bush, a cynomolgus macaque, was a research study monkey at Princeton University for almost 20 years. David Kelly Crow WINAMAC, INDIANA—It’s been a long roadway to retirement for Bush... Read more »

The finalists are in: Vote for the 2019 People’s Choice for Breakthrough of the Year! | Science

On 19 December, the editors and news press reporters of Science will reveal their choice of the most substantial clinical breakthrough of 2019. We welcomed you to pick from... Read more »

Europe gives space programs a big boost | Science

Europe’s fleet of Earth-observing Sentinel satellites might grow with a big spending plan boost. ESA/ATG medialab European countries have actually offered a thumbs-up, and a considerable financing boost, to... Read more »

‘Remarkable’ fossil features an insect trapped in amber, stuck to a dinosaur jaw | Science

Emma Jones/University of Alberta It isn’t every day that researchers collect a dinosaur jaw—or uncover the remains of fossilized bugs. So paleontologists couldn’t think their luck when, in 2010,... Read more »

In unpublished paper, former White House climate adviser calls methane ‘irrelevant’ to climate | Science

Oil and gas processing, as at this refinery in Russia, are generous sources of methane. SergeyVButorin/iStockPhoto Originally published by E&E News A climate skeptic with ties to the White... Read more »

One of these is a deadly viper. The other is a harmless toad. Can you tell the difference? | Science

Eli Greenbaum The Congolese huge toad, which grows to the size of a little hand, would be a hearty meal for any predator. However it leaves being consumed by... Read more »

How the world’s largest geode grew to half the size of a small bedroom | Science

Hector Garrido Most geodes—hollow, crystal-lined rocks—can suit the palm of your hand. However the huge Pulpí Geode, which has to do with half the size of a small bedroom,... Read more »

Unprecedented drought in an artificial ecosystem may reveal how rainforests will cope with climate change | Science

The Biosphere 2 rain forest greenhouse, constructed in Arizona in the late 1980s, includes 90 plant types. ALPHA STOCK/ALAMY STOCK PHOTO Earlier this month, the doors to the tropical... Read more »