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Image of Ross Ice Shelf from 2007 (credit: lin padgham)

Friday, January 11, 2019

The Ross Ice Shelf appears to be melting in previously unknown ways. The same mechanisms could be melting other giant ice shelves, too.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

The photo shows more than 15 lettuce plants growing atop two rows of boxes with black tops, green leaves spreading out from the center, as tubing curls between the boxes.

Scientists are trying to perfect a technique for growing crops in space so that astronauts have enough food to get to Mars and back.

Benjamin Plackett, Contributor

The end-of-the-year cool science stories summed up.

Alistair Jennings, Contributor

Image of raccoon dog, also known as a tanuki, on a brown grass field, looking at the camera

Social behavior of beloved "trickster" dogs may be changing due to human activity.

Joshua Learn, Contributor

Researchers saw spikes in hospital visits, inhaler refills and violent crime in areas inundated by wildfire smoke.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

New research suggests the ancestors of reptiles, birds and mammals might have walked more efficiently on land than previously thought.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Long penises may allow hermit crabs to stay in their shells during sex, reducing the risk of shells being stolen.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

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