This Science Update attempts to answer this question from a listener: Why do snowflakes appear so similar to each other?
Conducting a census of species using environmental DNA.
Climate change could be leading to food shortages for migrating birds.
Compounds in chicken feathers repel malarial mosquitoes in Africa.
Exercise may promote healthy communication between blood vessels and brain cells.
The wide variety of pollen bees consume exposes them to harmful pesticides.
Ancient minerals are providing new information on the formation of our planet.
Leaving childhood behind can bring uncertainty – and anxiety.
Female house wrens sing to defend their nest sites from intruders.
Small, maneuverable robots based on cockroaches could be deployed in disaster zones to find human survivors.
Engineers are designing more efficient cooling systems inspired by physical processes in nature.
Many futuristic inventions are inspired by biological systems.
3D scaffolding in cells helps scientists understand a patient’s cancer cells and personalize treatments.
Pigments preserved in fossils may reveal the color of dinosaurs.
A book that purifies water could help reduce waterborne illnesses in developing countries.
A tropical frog delivers a painful surprise.
In this Science Update, students will learn how crows display impressive math prowess, using brain regions entirely different from those of mammals.
What’s behind the sudden surge in earthquakes in the middle of the United States?
Materials scientists are studying the structure of seashells to design stronger materials.
Powerful computer tools are helping musicologists study the evolution of popular music.