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  • The Rosetta spacecraft caught up with the comet known as 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko beyond Mars this August, and its preliminary results — along with the studies it will allow in the near future — top this year's list of the most important scientific breakthroughs, according to the editors of...
  • Eric Jarvis describes how the massive avian genome project revealed key relationships and events within bird evolution. | AAAS/ Carla Schaffer An international team of researchers has sequenced the genomes of 45 avian species and created the most reliable tree of life for birds to date. Their new...
  • Offering disadvantaged youth summer employment, even if it's part-time and pays minimum wage, might be a relatively cheap and effective way to decrease youth violence, according to a new study. One Summer Plus participants were less likely to commit violent crimes for more than a year after their...
  • A massive genetic survey of the world's fungi — an often-overlooked group of organisms with important ties to human health and the economy — has revealed the main drivers of fungal diversity. And, they're not exactly what researchers had expected. The fungal world. | Siiri Jüris ja Leho Tedersoo...
  • China's reliance on seawalls to capture land for economic use could devastate the country's remaining coastal wetlands. | AAAS/ Slideshow by Carla Schaffer China is expected to ramp up construction of its coastal seawalls over the next several years. But the practice, which encloses large swaths of...
  • Lightning strikes like this one at Horseshoe Bend in Sweetwater County, Wyoming may become more common with rising world temperatures. | Tom Koerner/ USFWS As the world gets hotter, lightning strikes will increase by about 12% for every 1 degree Celsius rise in global average air temperature, a new...
  • A new timeline for insects shows that the creatures first evolved 479 million years ago — earlier than previously suspected — and that their appearance coincided with Earth's first land plants. The revised insect tree of life, also called a phylogeny, is helping scientists answer some of the...
  • In a dance video by Uma Nagendra, aerial dancers hang upside-down on trapezes and extend their green-clad legs skyward, like plant seedlings stretching toward the light. Below, other dancers in brown roll toward them and shoot their arms out in ominous, percussive movements. Next, a tornado hits,...
  • Eiman Azim is the 2014 grand prize winner in the annual international competition for The Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology. Azim is being recognized for his exceptional research contributions into the neural circuits that control skilled movement. "When we catch a ball or throw a dart...
  • Genetics appears to play a significant role in determining disease outcome when it comes to Ebola, say researchers studying the disease in mice. Angela Rasmussen and Michael Katze from the University of Washington in Seattle, working with colleagues from across the United States, have discovered...