Category: Science

How do birds get their colors? A guide to your vibrant, winged friends

Birds boast some of the most vibrant colors among land animals. The tropics are often known for the brightest birds, but American birds also display a wide range of striking hues. But how colorful are our bird friends? USA TODAY analyzed over…Read More »

Martian Methane Baffles Scientists: Curiosity Rover’s Surprising Discovery

NASA’s Curiosity Rover has discovered methane in Gale Crater on Mars, a surprising find since there are no signs of life on the planet. Scientists are investigating geological sources and seasonal patterns of these emissions, with methane levels showing unusual fluctuations and…Read More »

What It’ll Take to Create 21st-Century Mammoths, Dodos, and Thylacines

Colossal Biosciences has generated a flurry of headlines in recent years, as the ‘de-extinction’ company announced plans to resurrect the woolly mammoth, the Tasmanian tiger, and, most recently, the dodo bird, developing a bioengineering toolkit along the way that has prompted investment…Read More »