Scientists in Israel have discovered the earliest writing ever found that uses the letters of an alphabet. The writing, which talks about getting rid of lice, was carved on the side of a 3,700-year-old comb.
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On Monday, China launched the final section of its Tiangong space station into space. After a 13-hour trip, the new section, known as Mengtian, docked with the space station on Tuesday morning, finally completing it.
The US government has approved a new purple tomato for growing and selling in the US. The special kind of tomato was created by making changes to its DNA. The creators say the tomatoes will last longer and could help make people healthier.
In today's news roundup, the winners of several Nobel Prizes are announced, Aaron Judge sets a record with his 62nd home run of the season, and a lottery in the Philippines has a surprising 433 winners.
In the past, scientists have shown that bees have some surprising math skills. Now, new research shows that bees can even be trained to tell the difference between odd and even numbers. Before this, humans were the only animals known to have this ability.
Scientists at the University of Florida have grown plants in soil that came from the Moon. The plants didn't grow as well as those grown in dirt from Earth, but the experiment marks an important step toward growing plants on the Moon.
Scientists have long believed that there was a black hole in the center of our galaxy. Last Thursday, scientists released the first image ever made of this black hole. The scientists hope the image will help them learn more about black holes and gravity.
Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have released a study on a subject they call Oreology - how Oreo cookies twist apart. The study's results show that the Oreo's white cream almost always winds up stuck to just one side of the cookie.
In early April, a United Nations climate group released a 3,000 page report on climate change. The report details actions that must be taken quickly to avoid the worst effects of the crisis. As one of the report's authors put it, "It's now or never."
Two missing notebooks belonging to the scientist Charles Darwin were secretly returned to the Cambridge University Library recently. The stolen notebooks, which had been missing for over 20 years, were returned in good condition.
Science experiments don't always go as planned, but that doesn't mean you can't learn from them. Recently, Australian scientists learned something unexpected about magpies when they tried to attach trackers to them to learn more about their habits.