The Briny Deeps of Europa Brim With Table…

The scars of Europa’s chaos terrain also includes simple table salt, which could inform scientists about the nature of the moon’s underground ocean. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)Scientists are fairly confident that Jupiter’s moon Europa has an underground…

Parasites are Destroying the Beaks of Darwins Famous…

A Galapagos Finch. (Credit: Ryan M. Bolton/Shutterstock)Nearly 200 years ago Charles Darwin voyaged to the Galapagos islands and began to formulate his theory of evolution — largely thanks to his observations of how finches’ beaks…

Propellers, Waves, and Gaps: Cassini’s Last Looks at…

Cassini’s view of Saturn on January 2, 2010. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute)Since Cassini plunged into Saturn’s atmosphere in 2017, ending its 13-year mission, scientists have continued to comb through the rich store of data it…

Why Do Zebras Have Stripes? Maybe to Help…

(Credit: Ehrman Photographic/Shutterstock)(Inside Science) — A gangrene-inducing bite in Africa, 40 years of curiosity, and backyard experiments her daughters still complain about have all come together to tell Alison Cobb one thing: Stripes help zebras keep…