Category: Science

Ritual Sacrifice May Have Shaped Dog Domestication

A man runs sled dogs in the snow. (Credit: Danny Iacob/shutterstock) This story originally appeared in SAPIENS, an online magazine focused on anthropology. In the Siberian Arctic, the Ob River flows lazily across vast,...

Lesson from Brazil: Museums Are Not Forever

Brazil’s National museum burned, destroying priceless historical and scientific artifacts. (Credit: A.PAES/shutterstock) A version of this article originally appeared on The Conversation. We now know what history going up in flames looks like. On...

The Enduring Myth of Phantom Cosmonauts

[unable to retrieve full-text content] There’s an ongoing fascination with the idea of phantom cosmonauts. The story goes something like this: a handful of Soviets launched into space before Yuri Gagarin orbited the Earth,...

Drugs Team Up to Counter Antibiotic Resistance

(Credit: Sirirat/Shutterstock) As the crisis of antibiotic resistance deepens, researchers are looking for new ways to combat infectious diseases. One solution proposed by UCLA researchers: When one drug won’t work, try two. Or three,...

White Matter Worries: A Problem for DTI?

A new preprint called A systematic bias in DTI findings could prove worrying for many neuroscientists. In the article, authors Farshid Sepehrband and colleagues of the University of Southern California argue that commonly-used measures...

SciStarter in the Classroom

Here are our picks of the week for educators and learners (and, really, aren’t we all life-long learners?). Each project includes lesson plans aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards. Ooooooh! The school bell...