On the cusp of the new year, we’re revisiting the five stories from 2017 that most sparked our readers’ curiosity—as well as a few that resurfaced from deep in the archives.
Enjoy these hits and have a wonderful 2018!
“According to our calculations, something as massive as Mars would be needed to cause the warp that we measured.” Whoa.
Traditional population projections categorize “old age” as a simple cutoff at 65. That doesn’t work anymore.
“Our study provides the first report on how to leverage seemingly weak attributes—the defects—in cement and turn them to highly desired properties, high strength and toughness.” Find out more.
“We can no longer assume that we know which species made tools, or even assume that it was modern humans that were the innovators of some of these critical technological and behavioral breakthroughs in the archaeological record of Africa.” Check out the fossils.
“There isn’t any other place in the world that has lost all of its insect-eating birds.”