Humpback whales change up their songs like DJs

Humpback whales don't learn songs from other whales. But what they're doing is "actually more impressive," says Eduardo Mercado.

Bert Gambini-Buffalo • futurity
Feb. 15, 2021 ~6 min

New Map of Mars Water Ice Can Help Identify Best Landing Spots

VOA Learning English • voa
Feb. 14, 2021 ~5 min

Ancient Instrument Still Plays After 18,000 Years

VOA Learning English • voa
Feb. 13, 2021 ~4 min

Report: Newly Found Chameleon May Be World’s Smallest Reptile

VOA Learning English • voa
Feb. 13, 2021 ~2 min

Lemurs show monogamy is more complex than we thought

Humans aren't the only mammals that make long-term love matches. But a study with lemurs shows not all monogamous mammals are "wired for love" the same way.

Robin Smith-Duke • futurity
Feb. 12, 2021 ~7 min

Injectable ‘Jello’ could release medicine over time

An injectable "Jello" that dissolves over time could end the need for daily shots. But researchers first have to get around a fundamental law of nature.

Tom Abate-Stanford • futurity
Feb. 12, 2021 ~6 min

Injectable ‘Jello’ could release medicine over time

An injectable "Jello" that dissolves over time could end the need for daily shots. But researchers first have to get around a fundamental law of nature.

Tom Abate-Stanford • futurity
Feb. 12, 2021 ~6 min

600K alligator and bird poses hint how dinosaurs moved

3D imaging technology used to analyze nearly 600,000 limb poses of modern birds and alligators offers clues to how dinosaurs moved from place to place.

Corrie Pikul-Brown • futurity
Feb. 11, 2021 ~6 min

Team sheds new light on super-Earth origin mystery

Super-Earths are not leftovers of mini-Neptunes, after all, according to a new study that challenges our understanding of planetary formation.

Shirley Cardenas-McGill • futurity
Feb. 11, 2021 ~4 min

Watch: ‘Bug fight club’ clarifies evolution of natural weapons

Scientists decked out bugs with body armor and watched them face off in wrestling matches. The experiements highlight the evolution of natural weapons.

Daniel Stolte-Arizona • futurity
Feb. 11, 2021 ~9 min

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