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The impact that killed the dinosaurs also caused mass deforestation and sent the first tree-dwelling birds to extinction.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Yellow, orange and black butterfly stationary on a vertical fence

How the heat of cities drives animal size may offer clues about how ecosystems will respond to global warming.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Physicists speculate that decaying neutrons may be producing particles unknown to science that make up the elusive dark matter.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Scientists have just found out that zinc sulfide, a relatively common semiconductor material, becomes pliable when kept in the dark.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Interplay between forests and the atmosphere leads to surprising relationships between distant regions.

Gabriel Popkin, Contributor

Farmers, scientists and beekeepers are working to raise blue orchard mason bees to pollinate valuable orchard crops.

Anna Katrina Hunter, Contributor

Insights into natural brain rhythm could help people with Parkinson's disease.

James Gaines, Contributor

The major war between law enforcement and cell phone manufacturers is mostly over.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

New insights could improve cochlear and retinal implants.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor