Stories on the long-sought pill for male contraception, the complicated legacy of a sexually proficient panda, and the environmental hazards posed by toxic algae and invasive mussels are among the winners of the 2018 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards.
Researchers have identified an impact crater bigger than the city of Paris underneath a kilometer's worth of ice — a little more than a half-mile deep — on the Hiawatha Glacier in northwest Greenland. According to a study published November 14 in Science Advances, the 31-kilometer(almost 20 mile)-wide impact crater was formed by an asteroid that struck Earth within the last 100,000 years and possibly even as recently as 13,000 years ago.
Marginalized audiences have important stories to tell, and their presence can contribute significantly to scientific understanding, documentary filmmaker Llewellyn Smith said during a Nov. 1 lecture at Howard University.
Using an automated robotic platform to spy on bumblebees wearing tiny barcoded backpacks, researchers have discovered yet another detrimental effect of neonicotinoid pesticides on these insects: neonicotinoid exposure disrupts the behavior and social interactions of worker bees inside the hives.