Interfaith soccer teams eased Muslim-Christian tensions — to a point

Bringing rival groups together to reduce prejudices is not a new idea. But can positive contact…

Newly discovered cells in mice can sense four of the five tastes

Taste buds can turn food from mere fuel into a memorable meal. Now researchers have discovered…

The oldest known grass beds from 200,000 years ago included insect repellents

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Climate change, not hunters, may have killed off woolly rhinos

Rather than getting wiped out by Ice Age hunters, woolly rhinos charged to extinction in Siberia…

4 reasons you shouldn’t trash your neck gaiter based on the new mask study

Don’t throw out your neck gaiters just yet. A new study has spurred numerous headlines declaring…

Four types of flames join forces to make this eerie ‘blue whirl’

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A single molecule may entice normally solitary locusts to form massive swarms

Locusts are usually harmless loners. But together, they become plagues. When conditions are right, solitary locusts…

Paradoxically, white dwarf stars shrink as they gain mass

Telescope observations have confirmed a weird property of white dwarf stars: As they pack on more…

Here’s what we know about Russia’s unverified coronavirus vaccine

Russia has launched a new Sputnik — this time, a vaccine to combat the coronavirus. Russian…

A new Galileo biography draws parallels to today’s science denialism

Galileo and the Science DeniersMario LivioSimon & Schuster, $28 In basketball, legends are often known by…