More ‘murder hornets’ are turning up. Here’s what you need to know

Two new specimens of Asian giant hornet have turned up in the Pacific Northwest, suggesting that…

Genetic risk factors for Alzheimer’s also raise the risk of getting COVID-19

A genetic variant that raises one’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease may also make people more…

Neon colors may help some corals stage a comeback from bleaching

For some corals, going bright may be part of their fight against bleaching. Higher-than-normal ocean temperatures…

Meteorites might be more likely to strike near the equator

Geoffrey Evatt was snowmobiling in Antarctica when he spotted an outlandish feature. A black rock stood…

A biblical-era Israeli shrine shows signs of the earliest ritual use of marijuana

A limestone altar from an Iron Age shrine in Israel contains remnants of the world’s earliest…

How more powerful Pacific cyclones may be fueling global warming

Increasingly powerful tropical cyclones in the North Pacific Ocean may be fueling a powerful north-flowing ocean…

Wastewater could provide up to a week of warning for a COVID-19 spike21224c6e0cc137d43a69e525cbf96512

Monitoring sewage for the coronavirus’s genetic material could give public health experts up to a week…

SpaceX’s astronaut launch will mark a milestone for commercial spaceflightfedf50b49b064e6e36edcd27c5995a06

For the first time, humans are poised to hurtle into Earth’s orbit on a commercial rocket.…

Half the universe’s ordinary matter was missing — and may have been found974b4b48c57fa26a1a6b84e3567e2a15

At long last, all of the universe’s ordinary matter seems to be present and accounted for.…

Infecting people with COVID-19 could speed vaccine trials. Is it worth it?f79f34a9c6d3032fd3f3dcab83406b16

The world waits with bated breath for a COVID-19 vaccine, which could effectively end the pandemic…