Physics and society

As the ancestors of penguins dived deeper, their wings became streamlined for swimming.
Joshua Learn, Contributor
The findings suggest current theories of how some volcanoes form may be too simple.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
The decrease in lightning coincided with a drop in human activities that send aerosols into the atmosphere.
Will Sullivan, Staff Writer
Our coverage throughout another tough year has continued to explore how science influences daily life.
Chris Gorski, Editor
The running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, helped researchers study what happens when lots of people suddenly wish to move quickly.
James Gaines, Contributor
The self-powered machine kills dangerous bacteria with an electric field.
Zack Savitsky, Contributor
The flying reptile was among hundreds of fossils recovered by police in 2013.
James Gaines, Contributor
Inside Science chats with Megan Povey about her research and what she has learned from transitioning genders late in life.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
Anatomy and biomechanics raise questions about whether strictly enforcing the game's rules could increase the risk of injuries.
Chris Gorski, Editor
The new technological solution developed for one type of pesticide could soon expand to others.
Karen Kwon, Contributor
New models may help people who are blind learn molecular structures.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
When it comes to the brain and recognizing familiar faces, in-person interaction matters.
Meeri Kim, Contributor