Articles by

Erin Garcia de Jesus

Some young sea spiders can regrow their rear ends

No backside, no problem for some young sea spiders. The creatures can regenerate nearly complete parts of...

Scientists have found the first known microbes that can eat only viruses

New Year, new viral diet — literally. Tiny, pond-dwelling Halteria ciliates are virovores, able to survive on...

Here’s what you need to know about COVID’s XBB.1.5 ‘Kraken’ variant

The omicron variant’s family tree has grown substantially over the last year. The brood now encompasses a...

Katydids had the earliest known insect ears 160 million years ago

Over 100 million years ago, the chirps of insects known as katydids dominated the sounds of Earth’s...

Viruses other than the coronavirus made headlines in 2022

This year delivered many sobering reminders that the coronavirus isn’t the only viral threat out there. Mpox...

50 years ago, a ‘cure’ for intoxication showed promise

A get-sober pill? — Science News, November 18, 1972 Researchers at the Tucson Veterans Administration...

This child was treated for a rare genetic disease while still in the womb

A toddler girl is flourishing after receiving treatment for a rare genetic disease. In a first for...

A glimpse inside a gecko’s hand won the 2022 Nikon Small World photo contest

Life is beautiful at all scales, from big to small. Sometimes that splendor is concealed beneath literal...