Welcome to the second day of the New Year! Like tasty sliders, these short news stories should get the juices flowing for big developments in 2020.
Scientists debate whether ctenophores are the earliest animals to appear in the Cambrian explosion. If so, they arrived with multiple tissues, a nervous system, and a digestive system.
The ability to smell is one of the most complex of our senses. It requires sorting, analyzing, and sifting a torrent of input data quickly.
The kingfisher bird has to dive after fish rapidly without busting its beak. Japanese scientists looked into the physics of this, and redesigned the noses of their bullet trains.
Things you probably didn’t even know about should arouse awe as we go about our tasks each day, and sleep each night.