Specialists in ancient DNA at the University of Adelaide used an anthropological gold mine to figure out how humans first migrated across Australia. Source: Science News

Scientists are publishing more studies and enrolling more clinical trials using Fitbit devices than any other wearable fitness tracker out there. Source: Science News

Crosswind landings follow the same concepts as a classic physics problem. Source: Science News

To tell truth from fiction, start with quantitative thinking, argues the mathematician Rebecca Goldin. Source: Science News

A fire ecologist explains why this summer’s wildfires are so dramatic. Source: Science News

Obama’s science office helped respond to numerous disasters—was anyone there as Harvey and Irma wreaked havoc? Source: Science News

Obama’s science office helped respond to numerous disasters—was anyone there as Harvey and Irma wreaked havoc? Source: Science News

While the orbiter will burn up over Saturn, its scientific legacy will live on. Source: Science News

It may be possible to resurrect the Floreana tortoise, by studying a long-lost population left by pirates on an extinct volcano. Source: Science News

Hayley Anthony recently became one of the first people in the world to have tissue incised from the cavity of her abdomen and turned into a vagina. Source: Science News

At peak performance, Summit will perform 200 million billion operations a second and require as much energy as a decent-sized city. Source: Science News

As forest fires worsen amid global warming, having more eyes in the sky may be the best way to fight them. Source: Science News

Reductionism breaks the world into elementary building blocks. Emergence finds the simple laws that arise out of complexity. These two complementary ways of viewing the universe come together in modern…

Mexico City’s earthquake protections worked beautifully last night. When will the rest of the country have them, too? Source: Science News

Mexico City’s earthquake protections worked beautifully last night. When will the rest of the country have them, too? Source: Science News

Moves to prepare the spaceport for Irma’s destructive winds and torrential rain started on Wednesday. Source: Science News

What’s next for Houston? Here’s what experts say recovery will look like in the weeks, months, and years to come. Source: Science News

SRI International has outfitted its Taurus bomb-disposal robot with VR, further immersing humans in the world of machines. Source: Science News

Hybrids, once treated as biological misfits, have been the secret saviors of many animal species in trouble. Reconciling that truth with conservation policies poses a challenge for science. Source: Science…

This weekend’s flooding threatens to overrun both the built and natural systems in Houston and its surrounding county. Source: Science News