Team recovers ancient genomes from dirt, revealing new history of North America’s bears | Science

A staff member records where his team is gathering samples of cavern sediments. Devlin A. Gandy When researchers require ancient DNA, they generally need to drill into teeth or bones—a... Read more »

Uproar over sale of iconic Carnegie Institution headquarters to Qatar exposes deeper tensions | Science

The 1908 beaux-arts headquarters of the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, D.C., is being offered to Qatar.  Adam Fagen/Flickr CC BY-NC-SA A choice by the age-old Carnegie Institution... Read more »

California to hunt greenhouse gas leaks and super-emitters with monitoring satellites | Science

Oil and gas manufacturers burn methane to avoid it from getting away. New satellites will try to find leaks.  LanaMais/iStock In December 2016, right after consultants to President Trump... Read more »

Butterflies provide ‘extraordinary’ help pollinating cotton fields | Science

Butterflies, such as this gray hairstreak, go to flowers that bees don’t pollinate and improve cotton yields. Sarah Cusser Bees are fantastic pollinators—therefore essential for crops such as almonds... Read more »

Honey bees rally to their queen via ‘game of telephone’ | Science

“Buzz. Buzz. The queen is that way,” stated one honey bee to another. “Pass it on.” Honey bees can’t speak, of course, however researchers have actually discovered that the... Read more »

Possible ‘embassy’ in ancient Maya city illuminates the birth of an empire | Science

The ancient Maya city of Tikal might have been house to immigrants from main Mexico long prior to archaeologists anticipated. traumlichtfabrik/Getty Images The 16th of January 378 C.E. marked... Read more »

Russia’s COVID-19 defense may depend on mystery vaccine from former bioweapons lab—but does it work? | Science

In March, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin (center) went to the institute that established EpiVacCorona. Sputnik/Dmitry Astakhov/Pool through REUTERS Science’s COVID-19 reporting is supported by the Heising-Simons Foundation. When... Read more »

How life span–shifting insects are reshaping aging research | Science

Bees, termites, and ants can teach us a lot about cooperation, interaction, and the abilities that keep societies together. But these so-called social insects might likewise hold tricks that... Read more »

China’s premier astronomy and planetary resources lure foreign collaborators | Science

Visitors gawk at Chang’e-5 lunar samples on display screen at the National Museum of China in Beijing. TINGSHU WANG/REUTERS For a generation, China played clinical catch-up to advanced countries,... Read more »

Neutrino hunters go underwater in quest to trap ghost particles | Science

Strings of detectors, decreased into Russia’s Lake Baikal, the world’s inmost lake, will form among a number of neutrino telescopes. Bair Shaybonov/Baikal-GVD Since 2010, IceCube, a detector frozen in... Read more »