New Study: Black Hole May Be Larger Than Expected

VOA Learning English • voa
yesterday ~3 min

Fossils hint earliest primates lived with dinosaurs

The ancestor of all primates, including today's lemurs and apes, probably lived alongside large dinosaurs, the earliest known fossil evidence shows.

Andrea Godinez-U. Washington • futurity
Feb. 26, 2021 ~5 min

Artificial insemination in captive lions is bad news for conservation

Presenting accounts of technological success in captive lion breeding against the backdrop of rapidly diminishing wildlife loss lets humans off the hook too easily.

Jackie Abell, Reader/Associate Professor in Psychology, Coventry University • conversation
Feb. 26, 2021 ~6 min

Tiny bone chunk hints at how dogs got to the Americas

An ancient chunk of bone is the oldest from a domestic dog in the Americas, researchers believe. The find sheds light on how dogs got there.

Charlotte Hsu-Buffalo • futurity
Feb. 26, 2021 ~6 min

Star’s destruction reveals elusive high-energy neutrino

Researchers have discovered the presence of high-energy neutrinos in the wake of a star being destroyed by a black hole.

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
Feb. 26, 2021 ~4 min

Female giraffes with more friends live longer

Gregarious female giraffes that develop a sense of larger community live longer than those with fewer friends, a new study shows.

Gail McCormick-Penn State • futurity
Feb. 25, 2021 ~5 min

NASA Releases First Video and Color Photos from Mars Explorer

VOA Learning English • voa
Feb. 25, 2021 ~3 min

Tech breakthrough combines motion capture and neural learning

Harvard researchers develop a new motion-tracking system that delivers an unprecedented look at how animals move and behave naturally.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
Feb. 25, 2021 ~7 min

Apollo mission rocks shed light on the moon’s early history

A new analysis of rock samples brought back from NASA's Apollo missions help clear up questions about the moon's formation and lava-covered early years.

Kevin Stacey-Brown • futurity
Feb. 25, 2021 ~6 min

Fossil hand from ‘Ardi’ could clarify our evolution

The fossil hand of a 4.4 million-year-old skeleton could offer clues to how early humans moved and began to walk upright.

Keith Randall-Texas A&M • futurity
Feb. 25, 2021 ~5 min