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Why were the fires in Maui so destructive and how could climate change make fires there more frequent? Plus, more stories from this week in science news.
Dangerous chemicals called PFAS, are now ubiquitous, contaminating waste that ends up on farm fields.
The Axial Seamount is a natural laboratory, helping scientists improve long-term eruption forecasts.
CITES, the pioneering international treaty ratified 50 years ago, aimed to regulate trade in wildlife species—and it’s still expanding.
A recent study reveals that bats are able to extend their vocal range to seven octaves, which may prove useful for social communication.
According to analysis by KHN and Science Friday, contraception failures can cause hundreds of thousands of unplanned pregnancies each year.
Researchers created a simulation of the female reproductive tract and, rather than compete, sperm may cooperate to swim upstream.
In this international competition, contestants compete to analyze, identify, and describe the layers of soil in a landscape.