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A Tyrannosaurus rex had proportionally more muscles devoted to its movement than nearly any animal that’s ever lived. And yet, if you found yourself transported 70 million years into the past and faced it, you could likely escape. Here's how:

A clever new system called Whale Safe listens for the cetacean chorus to alert vessels to slow down, potentially preventing deadly ship strikes.

The West is on fire, the Gulf Coast is under water, and voters want candidates to talk about the environment.

After a girl reported a suspicious TikTok profile, researchers detected aggressive adware in apps that had been downloaded 2.4 million times.

While it's possible President Trump ends up with no symptoms at all, the disease carries extra risk for those who are older and overweight.

Scientists 3D-printed sea turtle eggs and stuffed transmitters inside. When poachers pulled them out of nests, the devices tracked their every move.

In 2018, @MeganMolteni  wrote about a Crispr pioneer named Jennifer Doudna who was changing the genome editing game. Today, Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier have won the 2020 #NobelPrize  in chemistry.

Cory Doctorow's Little Brother series has been a young-adult sci-fi bible for teen hacktivists. But with the latest and darkest book in the trilogy, it's all grown up.

Meet General Paul Nakasone. He reined in chaos at the NSA and taught the US military how to launch pervasive cyberattacks. And he did it all without you noticing.

If the US brought back the Great Depression’s massive worker program, it could put millions of Americans back to work—and help stave off disasters like wildfires.


It is really hard to photograph a meteor. Even though some 25 million of them hurtle toward Earth each day, most of them are too small to track. Photographer Prasenjeet Yadav managed to get one anyway, entirely by accident:

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There are over 2,000 types of fireflies in the world. And, for the record, they're not actually flies, they're beetles. Photographer Kei Nomiyama captured their brief but beautiful life in the forests around central Shikoku Island:

A new Crispr technique called “prime editing,” can for the first time make virtually any alteration—additions, deletions, swapping any single letter for any other—without severing the DNA double helix. This advance was unimaginable just five years ago

Ventilators are in short supply. So Virgin Orbit engineers have created a new kind of ventilator by mechanizing the traditional Ambu bag, using off-the-shelf parts and some 3D printing. Details: #COVID19Pandemic 

Huge bushfires in Australia have torched 14.5 million acres since September, killing at least 18. This video shows a bushfire raging through Buchan, Victoria. We have entered the age of embers—think of it like an ice age, but with flames.

All plants reflect an ultraviolet light that's invisible to the human eye. This dazzling photo series makes that invisible light visible ?: Craig Burrows