News: Science

How Snakes Fly (Hint: It’s Not On A Plane)
SCIENCE
Nell Greenfieldboyce | June 29, 2020
A snake researcher always wondered how flying snakes propelled themselves. Then, someone told him he should work with the snakes in The Cube — a vast theater space with cameras everywhere.
Denise Herzing: Do Dolphins Have A Language?
SCIENCE
NPR/TED STAFF | June 26, 2020
We know that dolphins make distinctive clicks and whistles, but is that a language? Researcher Denise Herzing thinks it might be, and for the past 35 years she's been working to unlock it.
Suzanne Simard: How Do Trees Collaborate?
SCIENCE
NPR/TED STAFF | June 26, 2020
Ecologist Suzanne Simard shares how she discovered that trees use underground fungal networks to communicate and share resources, uprooting the idea that nature constantly competes for survival.
Immense Neolithic Ring Discovered Near Stonehenge
SCIENCE
Vanessa Romo | June 23, 2020
The massive prehistoric structure "is significantly larger than any comparative prehistoric monument that we know of in Britain, at least," a lead researcher in the project says.