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Pluto’s demotion ignores astronomical history

Pluto’s demotion ignores astronomical history

Author: Tom Siegfried / Source: Science News The International Astronomical Union’s vote in 2006 to demote Pluto to dwarf planet status merely created “the illusion of scientific consensus,” according to a recent paper. If Dr. Seuss had been an astronomer,...

Here’s what we know about the deadly Nipah virus

Here’s what we know about the deadly Nipah virus

Author: Maanvi Singh / Source: Science News VIRUS SLEUTHS Forest officials in the south Indian state of Kerala place a bat found in a well into a container for testing to see if it might be carrying the Nipah virus. KOCHI, India — The rare and deadly Nipah...

Scientists discover how norovirus hijacks the gut

Scientists discover how norovirus hijacks the gut

Author: Aimee Cunningham / Source: Science News for Students Each year, bouts of norovirus — a stomach bug — cause misery in 19 to 21 million Americans. Scientists at last are homing in on how this nasty virus does its work. Stomach bugs sweep through...

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