Newly identified continent Zealandia faces a battle for recognition

Geologists make the case for a new continent, dubbed Zealandia, found largely submerged beneath the southwestern Pacific Ocean.

The stories of supernova 1987A, as told by Science News

In the wee hours of February 24, 1987, astronomers caught their first glimpse of supernova 1987A. Science News brings you that story, in multiple ways.

Physics greats of the 20th century mixed science and public service

New biographies highlight Enrico Fermi’s and Richard Garwin’s contributions to science and society.

A preschooler’s bubbly personality may rub off on friends

Scientists caught personality shifts in preschoolers over a year by observing play.

Human genes often best Neandertal ones in brain, testes

Differing activity of human and Neandertal versions of genes may help explain health risks.