Speaking of Science: At night at the museum, a Neanderthal skeleton comes out of the vault

Love the smell of spring? Here’s where the season’s odors come from.; How T. rex’s powerful bite crushed dino bones to a pulp; Experts fear ‘quiet springs’ as songbirds can’t keep up with climate change; NASA won’t put astronauts on first flight of new rocket; British scientists survey infectious bacteria by having people walk outside in socks; The science behind that strange viral video of a clam digging through sand; Your sense of smell is more powerful than you think; Watch the delicate song and dance that keep TRAPPIST-1 planets from blowing up;
 
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At night at the museum, a Neanderthal skeleton comes out of the vault
Fossils are not like works of art; museums must make them available to be both admired and studied.
Love the smell of spring? Here’s where the season’s odors come from.
The eau de springtime is full of signals: alarmed plants, incoming rainstorms and dying algae.
 
How T. rex’s powerful bite crushed dino bones to a pulp
A bite from a T. rex could shatter bones like a “. 45-caliber bullet with a mushroom head,” one paleontologist said.
 
Experts fear ‘quiet springs’ as songbirds can’t keep up with climate change
As spring begins earlier and earlier each year, these songbirds’ migrations fall out of sync.
 
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NASA won’t put astronauts on first flight of new rocket
The launch of a new mission is delayed until 2019 at the earliest.
 
British scientists survey infectious bacteria by having people walk outside in socks
Campylobacter can cause foodborne disease, often from contaminated poultry or beef, and recent studies show signs of the germs’ increasing resistance to antibiotics.
 
The science behind that strange viral video of a clam digging through sand
The clam conundrum: “If you only have a shell that you can open one way, how do you dig?”
 
Your sense of smell is more powerful than you think
A 19th century anatomist, seeking the site of free will in the brain and under pressure from the Catholic Church, spread the myth that humans are terrible at smelling.
 
Watch the delicate song and dance that keep TRAPPIST-1 planets from blowing up
Astrophysicists were puzzled by dynamics of the exciting extrasolar system. So they turned it into music.
 
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