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Their eight eyes take on different tasks to assist in navigation.

Marcus Woo, Contributor

How an angry encounter with a total stranger helped to identify the cause of Legionnaires’ disease.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

"Deep learning" finds telltale arcs of light that indicate massive objects.

Ramin Skibba, Contributor

A stellar explosion in the constellation Cygnus could be visible to the naked eye.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

An experiment half a century ago created an industry that specializes in freezing the dead. Many scientists think the chance of reviving them is slim.

Peter Gwynne, Contributor

Scientists break the record for data transfer efficiency by using photons and quantum communication techniques.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Reanalyzed foot and handprints may date to thousands of years before many thought the roof of the world was settled.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

How pollution deposes dominant tree species and releases soil carbon.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Material could form the backbone of foldable robots and moldable casts for broken bones.

Catherine Meyers, Staff Writer