The Sciences

Science in a Flash

Quick scientific facts and finds. 

Newsletter

Sign up for our email newsletter for the latest science news
 

Lawrence Smart, secretary of the Smithsonian, gets two years’ probation for buying art objects containing feathers from protected birds.

Purdue scientists identify an intestinal cell protein that could lead to a vaccine against Listeria, a bacterium that causes food poisoning.

University of Colorado physicists create a “fermionic condensate,” an important step toward room-temperature superconductivity.

Entomologists at Penn State report that plants attacked by caterpillars produce a chemical to attract predatory insects.

Following a political and scientific outcry, NASA rethinks its early-retirement plans for the Hubble Space Telescope.

A British study estimates that radiation from diagnostic X-rays causes nearly 1 percent of cancer cases in the United States.

A joint American-Russian team claims they have created two new elements, numbers 113 and 115 on the expanded periodic table.

Chinese scientists say they have cloned the Siberian ibex, an endangered Asian goat, hoping to save it from extinction.

1 free article left
Want More? Get unlimited access for as low as $1.99/month
Already a subscriber? Log In or Register
1 free articleSubscribe
Want unlimited access?

Subscribe today and save 70%

Subscribe

Already a subscriber? Log In or Register
More From Discover
Recommendations From Our Store
Shop Now
Stay Curious
Join
Our List

Sign up for our weekly science updates.

 
Subscribe
To The Magazine

Save up to 70% off the cover price when you subscribe to Discover magazine.

Copyright © 2021 Kalmbach Media Co.