Oct. 1, 2023: Our weekly roundup of the latest science in the news, as well as a few fascinating articles to keep you entertained over the weekend.
DNA from cattle suggests some of the first cowboys in the Americas were enslaved Africans, who herded cows that were brought with them on slave ships.
There are now RSV vaccines approved for older adults and for pregnant people, and antibody shots (not vaccines) available for babies. What's the difference?
A new drug reduced bone loss in mice on the International Space Station, without causing any negative side effects.
This parasitic worm crawls into the eyestalks of snails, takes over its brain then pulsates to make the mollusk look like a dancing caterpillar.
Fish smell is from degrading lipids and bacterial reactions that increase in potency over time.
There is a long U.S. legacy of plutocrat-funded pseudoscience. Congress just embraced it.
Pareidolia is the phenomenon in which people see faces or other patterns in ambiguous images, such as Jesus on toast or the man in the moon.
New research showing that elusive antimatter falls downward toward the Earth proves Albert Einstein right yet again.
An invisible halo of misaligned dark matter could explain the warps at the Milky Way's edges.
Scientists used a process called 'diffusioosmosis' to write words that lingered in liquid water.
Ice can form on Earth at temperatures above 32 degrees Fahrenheit (0 degrees Celsius), and water can boil below 212 F (100 C). Here's how.